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2014 Mitsubishi ASX CKD Now Open for Bookings In Malaysia

On last Friday, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia has announced that the local assemble Mitsubishi ASX is now open for bookings at all Mitsubishi showrooms nationwide ahead of its official line-off ceremony later this month. The local assembled Mitsubishi ASX compact SUV offers in two variants: 2WD and 4WD.

Local Assembled Mitsubishi ASX-2WD 

Both variants are equipped with Auto Rain & Light Sensor, leather seats, GPS Navigation System, Front & Rear Parking Sensors with Reverse camera, Automatic Air Conditioner and High Contrast Speedometer.  The 4WD variant is further packaged with more equipment’s such as Panoramic roof, Paddle Shifters, Push Start Button and Security Window Tint.

Down from RM139k (CBU model), now the prices of CKD models start from RM114,269.50 for the 2WD and RM128,879.50 for the 4WD variant on-the-road without insurance. The CKD (Complete-knocked-down) ASX is available in Black Mica, Titanium Grey, Cool Silver and Solid White and comes with a warranty of 5 years unlimited mileage.

Local Assembled Mitsubishi ASX-4WD

Powered by a  2.0-litre MIVEC engine with 150PS of power and 197Nm of torque, the Malaysian built ASX is engineered for exceptional fuel efficiency of 13.2km/litre. The 2.0-litre engine is mated with INVECS- III CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) featuring Sports Mode, tuned to deliver effortless acceleration from any speed. The entire power plant is similar to Proton Inspira and Mitsubishi Lancer GT.

The Mitsubishi ASX is an easy handling mid-size SUV that fits perfectly in the city with excellent maneuverability and a class leading turning radius of 5.3 meters, the best turning radius in its class. Both variants come with safety features such as dual airbags and Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD).

The 4WD variant comes with Hill Start Assist (HSA) to make it an easy start off on a steep uphill slope by preventing the vehicle from rolling backwards, Traction Control Function and Active Stability Control (ASC) which uses onboard sensors to analyse the vehicle’s motion and identify lateral wheel slippage.

For FastMotoring’s test drive report of the Mitsubishi ASX (CBU model), please refer to: http://www.fastmotoring.com/index.php/2012/06/mitsubishi-asx-test-drive-review-in-malaysia/

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia Officially Launched The New Mitsubishi ASX Euro

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia has officially launched the new Mitsubishi ASX Euro today for the local market as limited edition. The ASX Euro is specially ordered and imported from Japan which is limited to just 200 units in Malaysia.

 

Mitsubishi ASX Euro Malaysia

 

The latest Mitsubishi ASX Euro come with panoramic glass roof with side illumination, auto rain and light sensor, audio controls on steering wheel, GPS with Bluetooth and iPod connectivity as well as 8-way leather power seat on the driver’s side.

 

Mitsubishi ASX Euro Malaysia Mitsubishi ASX Euro Malaysia

 

In addition, the latest ASX Euro also comes with an exclusive body kit such as Euro rear styling element, large rear spoiler, ASX Scuff plates and airvent rings.

 

Mitsubishi ASX Euro Malaysia Mitsubishi ASX Euro Malaysia

 

Apart from that, the other standard equipment in the ASX Euro includes engine push-start button with smart key system, automatic air conditioning for cabin comfort and convenience, 17” alloy rims, paddle shifters, cruise control, coloured LCD Multi-Info Display, and a 2-DIN touch screen entertainment system.  To aid parking and reversing, the ASX comes with both front and rear sensors as well as a rear view camera.

 

This masterpiece is priced at RM 145,452.80 on the road without insurance. It is also limited with two colours options – White Pearl and Titanium Grey. Precisely, the price of the ASX Euro is higher by RM 7,296.70 comparing to the standard ASX that our team had previously tested.

 

Read on the review: Mitsubishi ASX Compact SUV Test Drive Review in Malaysia

 

Same as the standard ASX, the ASX Euro is equipped with 2.0-litre 16-Valve inline-4 DOHC MIVEC, as well as INVECS-III CVT transmission with 6-step sports mode.

 

For safety purposes, the ASX comes with standard Active Stability Control (ASC) and Hill Start Assist (HSA). The HSA is designed to make it easy to start off on a steep uphill slope by preventing the vehicle from sliding backward. The ASX also comes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), pretensioners and force limiters seatbelts as well as dual-stage SRS airbags plus a driver’s knee airbag.

 

If you are planning to go for a new compact SUV, I trust this Mitsubishi ASX Euro should be inside your shopping list. It is worth considering especially the car is limited with 200 units in Malaysia. Hence, I must now say hurry and grab this season’s style icon now!

 

Photo Gallery: Mitsubishi ASX Euro

 

Mitsubishi ASX Euro Brochure from MMM

 

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Mitsubishi ASX Compact SUV Test Drive Review in Malaysia

A few years ago, when world’s fuel prices were soaring, many automakers suffered sales losses in their SUV and large passenger car segments. However, today’s market is showing a bright future and many automakers is gradually launching their SUVs in all sizes and segments.  One of the stunning SUV concepts was the Lamborghini’s Urus concept that unveiled at 2012 Beijing Auto Show. The president of Automobili Lamborghini – Stephan Winkelmann said, “The Urus is a very concrete idea for the future of Lamborghini”. This is unbelievable, isn’t it? It means that your new sedan is old school.

 

Though, not all our journalists in FastMotoring know how to appreciate crossovers, trucks and SUVs. In reality, the world market of SUVs has been growing strongly since 2005 due to its characteristic and stylish appearance. In average, SUVs are dominating between 10-20% market shares in all regions. Most likely, because the modern SUVs are simply better, wiser, practical and (feel) safer.

 

2011 Mitsubishi ASX Review in Malaysia

 

Back to the subject, we have recently picked up two compact SUVs for test drive in Malaysia. In this review, I will be presenting the 2012 Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 which comes with upgraded package specially for Malaysian market with the price tag below RM139k (on-the-road without insurance). It is also known as Mitsubishi RVR in Japan.

 

2011 Mitsubishi ASX Review in Malaysia

 

A Mitsubishi ASX in white pearl colour is handed over to us for a review. At the first sight, it is basically a Mitsubishi Lancer affixed with a set of 4×4 wheels and tyres. I probably thought of that because the fronts carry the same facade and sidelining that similar to the Lancer. Indeed, the ASX shared the same platform as the Outlander, Lancer and Lancer Evolution X.

 

2011 Mitsubishi ASX Review in Malaysia

 

The look and feel of the car is fairly similar to the Lancer. It is not 100% exactly the same but I would say 80%. Inside the car, the ASX is having the same steering wheel with paddle shifters, fully automatic air conditioner with air filter, auto cruise control and dual airbags with driver’s knee airbag like the Lancer GT. The nappa leather seats (which I like the smell) with enhanced comfort are also part of the ASX offering and the 60:40 split rear seatbacks can be folded down completely flat to make more space.

 

2011 Mitsubishi ASX Review in Malaysia

 

I recalled back in 2010 when I was in Australia for a vacation, I found one of the top grades of the ASX comes with Rockford Fosgate premium audio system with satellite navigation from the factory. Conversely for the Malaysian model, it comes with a Kenwood’s 2-DIN LCD touch screen headunit with 6 speakers (4 speakers and 2 tweeters) instead. Yet of course, the aux audio jack and USB port are available for any portable media players. But, there is no audio control buttons on the steering wheel.

 

Before you engage to the reverse gear, you need to ensure the headunit needs to power on before the rear view is display on the screen.

 

2011 Mitsubishi ASX Review in Malaysia

 

The 2012 model come with more standard features for the ASX, like the keyless entry with push start button and smart key system, leather seats with enhanced comfort, and a set of 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped with 215/60 R17 tyres including the spare.

 

2012 Mitsubishi ASX Review in Malaysia

 

On the technical aspect and performance, the ASX is sharing a similar 4B11 aluminium block 2.0-litre 16v inline-4 DOHC MIVEC engine that coupled with INVECS-III CVT transmission (w/ 6 virtual gears) as the current Mitsubishi Lancer GT 2.0 and Proton Inspira 2.0P model.

 

2012 Mitsubishi ASX Review in Malaysia

 

From the Mitsubishi’s factory in Japan, the ASX is available with front-wheel (2WD) and all-wheel (4WD) drive variants. However, the ASX in Malaysia is a front-wheel (2WD) drive model.

 

2011 Mitsubishi ASX Review in Malaysia

 

The ASX’s engine is churning a maximum output of 150PS @ 6,000rpm with a maximum torque of 197Nm @ 4,200rpm. Because it is a CVT transmission, the acceleration and gear shifting are smoother and more responsive than conventional auto gearbox. The steering of the ASX with tilt and telescopic adjustments is powered by electric instead of conventional hydraulic system. Although the CVT gearboxes and Electric Power Steering (EPS) are not many people favor but it is proven to be more fuel efficient by many automakers. It’s not rocket science, we believe those are the key reasons why the Mitsubishi ASX is one of the most fuel economical and low emission compact SUV in the market as claimed.

 

2011 Mitsubishi ASX Review in Malaysia

 

The safety features of the ASX come with Active Stability Control (ASC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), dual front airbags with driver’s knee airbag, seatbelts with pretensioners, front sensor with off button, rear reverse sensor and force limiters and Hill Start Assist (HSA). The HSA is pretty useful when you start off on a steep uphill slope which I have tested. The HSA is clever enough to detect the angle and automatically maintains the braking force until the accelerator is applied.

 

It is also a norm that the modern SUVs offer better handling and more aerodynamic than before. Of course, the ASX is not in the exclusion list. The overall ride and comfort of the ASX is pretty good because the SUV come with a wide tread and long wheelbase. The suspension of the ASX is setup with the MacPherson struts on the front and multi-link on the rear. The rating of the shock absorber from the factory is well-tuned which able to deliver great cornering stability, control and comfort.

 

2012 Mitsubishi ASX Review in Malaysia

 

Because we are ‘FastMotoring’ people that travel around the globe just because of cars, our wish lists for a motor vehicle could be a little fancy. After driving the ASX for a couple of days, I found the ASX can even better off if the car is featured with an auto climate control with digital display, auto wiper and auto headlamp with High-Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps.

 

On the other hand, the ASX is currently having a semi-auto headlamp instead, which it is capable to auto-cut off the lamps when the ignition is off to prevent battery drainage, just like the Mitsubishi Triton.

 

The rear passenger seats are rather straight though it provides a good lumbar back support. I suppose if there is a bit more rear seat legroom, it will be awesome for sure. I also found the engine is noisy at high revs.

 

2011 Mitsubishi ASX Review in Malaysia

 

Last of all, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia only offers the ASX with one variant. The Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 is priced at RM 138,156.10 on-the-road without insurance in Peninsular Malaysia and available in 4 colours – White Pearl, Mica Black, Red Metallic and Titanium Grey. Lastly, the ASX includes a 3-year/100,000 km warranty as well as Mitsubishi’s 2-year free maintenance package.

 

Optional Accessories

 

- Front Corner Extension – RM 1,230

- Front Under Cover – RM 1,080

- Rear Garnish – RM 790

- Chrome Plated Door Mirror Cover – RM 780

- Side Wind Deflector – RM 420

- Rear Bumper Plate – RM470

- Tailgate Protector – RM 390

- Shift Knob – RM 230

- Side Tray Lid (Left-side luggage box) – RM 190

- Side Tray Lid (Right-side luggage box) – RM 200

- Luggage Net – RM 200

- Luggage Mat – RM 120

- Scuff Plate – RM 490

- Large Rear Spoiler:-

White Pearl & Red Metallic – RM 1,590

Black Mica & Grey Metallic – RM 1,490

 

Photo Gallery: 2012 Mitsubishi ASX Malaysia

Free Accessories Package for Mitsubishi ASX and Lancer GT models in Malaysia

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia will be rewarding free accessories package to the potential owners of the recently upgraded Mitsubishi ASX and Lancer GT. This exclusive offer is valid for the first 100 bookings from now until end of March 2012.

 

Mitsubishi ASX Rear Spoiler

The Mitsubishi ASX free accessories package includes a Front Corner Extension, Front Under Cover, Rear Styling Element, Rear Spoiler, Air Vent Rings, Shift Knob and Scuff Plate worth more than RM 3,000.00.

 

Mitsubishi ASX Scuff-plate

Meanwhile, Mitsubishi Lancer GT free accessories package comes with a free Alloy Fuel Door, Rear Diffuser, and a Scuff Plate with the RA emblem worth close to RM 1,000.00. 

 

The Mitsubishi ASX and Lancer GT are both fully imported from Japan.  Priced at RM 138,156.10 for Mitsubishi ASX and RM 122,546.10 for Lancer GT on the road without insurance, new owners get to enjoy a 3-year/100,000 km warranty as well as Mitsubishi’s 2-year free maintenance package.

 

Photo Gallery: Free Accessories Package for Mitsubishi ASX and Lancer GT in Malaysia

2012 Mitsubishi ASX Comes With Upgraded Package in Malaysia

We heard many great feedbacks about the Mitsubishi ASX around the globe. Some say the car is reasonably fuel efficient and very comfortable to drive. And some even say the rear view camera is handy. However, it is true that the Mitsubishi ASX recently won the most fuel economical compact cross-over in the 2.0-litre Compact SUV category.

 

To the folks that intended to buy a compact SUV or the Mitsubishi ASX, here is the good news as Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia set to introduce the newly upgraded package on February 2, 2012.

 

2012 Mitsubishi ASX Malaysia  

The new ASX come with 17” alloy wheels, leather seats with enhanced comfort and Push Start button with smart key system. Technical aspect, the ASX uses the same 150PS 2.0-litre MIVEC engine mated with a 6-speed Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

 

The Mitsubishi ASX also comes with a Telescopic steering, coloured LCD Multi-Info Display, and a 2-DIN touch screen entertainment system.  To aid parking and reversing, the ASX comes with both front and rear sensors as well as a rear view camera. The rest (including the safety features), it is pretty much like the 2011 model.

 

Priced at RM 138,156.10 on the road exclusive of insurance, the further advanced ASX is available in four colours – White Pearl, Mica Black, Red Metallic and Titanium Grey. The ASX includes a 3-year/100,000 km warranty as well as Mitsubishi’s 2-year free maintenance package.

 

Photo Gallery: 2012 Mitsubishi ASX Malaysia