Posted by Group1 Mitsubishi on 18 Feb 2022
The Mitsubishi ASX is the compact member of the extended Mitsubishi SUV range. It has been with us since 2011 and over that time has seen numerous upgrades and range shuffles that have kept it fresh and appealing in this most competitive segment of the South African market. The ASX is primarily an urban family vehicle, but it can take care of itself on dirt roads.
Entry into the ASX range has now become more affordable with the introduction of the new ES trim level. The ES has fewer features but the ASX gives away a whopping R50K on the top-range LS models.
The most obvious feature differences are the glass roof on the LS, manual instead of auto aircon, and the omission of Apple/Android infotainment system, although that is an optional extra.
As for the rest, the Mitsubishi ASX ES is a pretty feature-rich car and will give most discerning drivers an excellent drive. While saving R50K, you still get daytime running lights, a multi-function steering wheel with cruise control, rear parking distance and camera, 16” alloy wheels, electronic traction control and hill start assist. You also get LED brake lights, LED taillights, LED reverse lights and a rear spoiler with a high-mounted stop lamp.
Mitsubishi has also not cut back on safety, with the ES giving you the get driver, passenger and knee airbags, collapsable steering column, the standard reinforced impact safety body, side-impact bars, active stability and traction control, ISOFIX child seat anchors, ABS and EBD, as well as the brake assist system. The keyless operating system opens the car within 70cm of the car and once inside, you can start the car with a button.
As with the other ASX models, the ES comes with a three-year/100 000km warranty and a three-year 60 000km service plan, with intervals at 15 000km.
The engine is also the same, the 2.0L MIVEC that gives you 110kW at 6000rpm and 197Nm at 4200rpm through the front wheels. You have a choice of the 5-speed manual or CVT transmission, the former giving you a braked towing capacity of 1260kg and CVT 750kg.
The ASX has been the most successful Mitsubishi model in South Africa, selling more than 9 300 cars since its launch in 2011. With this new model, offering a compelling price/feature balance, the ES is sure to add to the records set by the ASX so far.
You can have a look at the full range of Mitsubishi ASX SUVs available in South Africa.
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