Mitsubishi’s continuously evolving ASX has received another upgrade that brings an advance driver assistance systems (ADAS) package, while retaining the sharp pricing that has helped it top the small-SUV sales chart.
The 2018 Mitsubishi ASX also gains front and rear styling tweaks including LED daytime running lights (DRLs), SmartLink infotainment with digital radio and improved interior design, and functionality. Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH) has also been reduced.
The subtle external changes include a revised front, as featured with the US model update in April that includes diagonal DRLs mounted next to the fog lights.
Changes at the rear include a new bumper and tailgate design.
Its cabin sees changes to the centre console including a new silver finish, soft-touch stitched leather knee rest, new-look automatic gear shifter, two USB ports, a mobile phone tray, and new armrest on top of a larger storage bin.
The ADAS package features Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, and automatic high beam. ADAS comes as standard in the range-topping XLS variant and is a $1500 option with the petrol-powered LS 2WD auto, which also gains dusk-sensing headlights, automatic windscreen wipers and auto dimming rearview mirror.
Despite the changes, prices for the LS variants will be retained whereas the XLS variants rise by $500.
The 2018 Mitsubishi ASX is now on sale around Australia.
2018 Mitsubishi ASX pricing:
- ASX LS 2.0L petrol 2WD manual - $25,000
- ASX LS 2.0L petrol 2WD auto - $27,000
- ASX LS ADAS 2.0L petrol 2WD auto - $28,500
- ASX LS 2.2L diesel 4WD auto - $32,500
- ASX XLS 2.0L petrol 2WD - $32,000
- ASX XLS 2.2L diesel 4WD - $37,500