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Review – Mitsubishi ASX (2024) – Thorough facelift transforms ASX into a true Mitsubishi

April 24, 2024

A Japanese-French collaboration

Mitsubishi has big plans for the future. The brand will bring the new Outlander PHEV to the Dutch market this year, and next year the Japanese brand’s first EV will come to Europe. Until then, the brand must be creative to fill the showroom with models. One way they do this is with the ASX, which is based on the Renault Captur. The brand has now poured a hefty Japanese sauce over the French model, resulting in the revamped Mitsubishi ASX.

Striking transformation

The Captur recently received a facelift and so the ASX is also going under the knife. The ASX’s exterior undergoes a striking transformation. With flatter headlights, an all-new grille and bumper, and sleek daytime running lights, the model exudes a dynamism that effortlessly makes one forget the previous ASX. The updated ASX – unlike the outgoing model – has a look all its own. The brand has managed to apply the “Dynamic Shield” family face very successfully to the B-segment crossover. Is it more successful than the revamped Captur? We’ll leave that up to you.

Practical car

On the back end, there are fewer changes. We already know the C-shaped taillights and subtle details from the pre-facelift model. With 322 liters of luggage space, the ASX is still a practical car for small families. In addition, the new ASX features a rear seat that can slide 16 centimeters, creating up to 69 liters more space in the trunk. The new ASX comes with a choice of five colors: metallic Crystal White, Sunrise Red, Onyx Black, Royal Blue and Steel Grey. Depending on the version, the roof will come in black.

New software

Inside, the ASX welcomes its drivers with a modern and intuitive interior. With a 10-inch infotainment screen, optional 10-inch digital instrument cluster and the ‘SDA’ system (formerly known as R-Link), the ASX offers connectivity and ease of use befitting a modern car anno 2024. The ASX now features Google software, allowing you to download apps through the Play Store and Google Maps as a navigation system. The infotainment system works remarkably fast and would not be out of place in a car with a significantly higher price tag. Those who want to spend a little extra can choose from luxury options such as seat and steering wheel heating, a panoramic roof and a Harman Kardon audio system with ten speakers.

Three powertrains

Under the hood, the ASX offers a range of powertrains, including hybrid and mild-hybrid options, as well as regular gasoline engine. You can choose from a 1.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine (90 hp), a 1.3-liter gasoline engine with mild-hybrid support (140 or 160 hp) and a full hybrid powertrain with a 1.6-liter gasoline engine (143 hp). There is no shortage of safety: all versions of the ASX come standard with features such as: Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera.


With comprehensive standard equipment and an impressive manufacturer’s warranty of eight years or 160,000 km, the ASX strengthens its position in the compact SUV segment. Its transformation into a true Mitsubishi will no doubt boost sales figures. With the ASX, Mitsubishi demonstrates that the European market remains an important focus. In the video below, we tell you more about the updated ASX: