Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mitsubishi ASX to debut in Geneva

Mitsubishi crossover SUV to challenge Hyundai's new Tucson!

Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi is set to unveil its all-new ASX crossover vehicle at the forth-coming Geneva Auto Show. The ASX crossover vehicle is already on sale in Japan, but now the automaker will bring it to Europe take some buyers away from Hyundai, VW, Ford and Toyota.

The ASX crossover is a five-seat, compact crossover, which is about the same length as new Hyundai Tucson. With the length of 4.3 meters, the model is slotted below the Outlander SUV in the Mitsubishi line-up.

The guys from Mitsubishi did not release many details on their new crossover, but they did mention that the European-spec ASX will be available with 1.8L four-cylinder diesel engine. The 1.8L turbocharged direct-injection diesel engine is said to be developed in conjunction by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and MMC. Mated to Mitsubishi's 6-speed manual transmission, this combination is expected to provide high environmental efficiency.

According to official press release, released today, the ASX will also be equipped with eco-friendly "Automatic Stop & Go" technology.

The all-new Mitsubishi ASX sure does look interesting at first glance, but to get to know more details about this vehicle, we will have to wait until its official spring introduction. [Source: Mitsubishi]

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