Mitsubishi’s SUV department is working overtime to develop the new generation ASX crossover. However, we would have to wait almost two more years to see the production model, but not because the carmaker’s design team stay without ideas. It is due the development of the all-electric model, which is announced to be introduced as the 2018 Mitsubishi ASX.
2018 Mitsubishi ASX: Engines and Rumors
In addition to the pure-electric model, the next ASX crossover will also offer a plug-in hybrid drivetrain and definitely a gasoline engine. This model will draw the power from a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 and eight-speed automatic transmission, while the plug-in hybrid model should combine a small turbocharged and direct-injected 1.1-litre three-cylinder with an electric motor. Both, the all-electric and hybrid ASX crossovers will be matted to the standard all-wheel drive. The EV model is rumored to cross around 250 miles on a single charging, and this is simply amazing. As for the gasoline version, the car manufacturer will definitely keep the current 2.0-liter option, which will continue to be paired with CVT and FWD.
Exterior styling and Price
The exterior design of the new generation Mitsubishi ASX will be largely based on the Mitsubishi eX Concept, which was presented as the EV crossover at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. This way the compact crossover gets really dynamic bodywork and especially handsome front end that features a redesigned X-shaped grille and completely new headlights. The futuristic design won’t hit the interior, at least not completely. Still, the head-up display will be the part of the cab for sure.
The all-new 2018 Mitsubishi ASX will come redesigned, but not alone as we thought earlier. According to the latest reports, the carmaker plans to add six more new crossovers. The actual price is unknown at the moment, but if you really want it, you will have to pay around $20K.