Mitsubishi Motors Australia has launched the 2019 update for its highly successful ASX small SUV. Yet another model year change, the second generation of ASX is still some way off from being revealed. The 2019 Mitsubishi ASX is in dealerships now.
Key changes to the 2019 Mitsubishi ASX lineup include the removal of the 2.2-litre diesel engine, as well as the available all-wheel drive system – the ASX is now solely petrol and front-wheel drive. Priced from $23,490 plus on-road costs, the ASX opens $1,500 less than before and will take the place of the Lancer small car, which has finished production.
Mitsubishi Motors Australia CEO John Signoriello said ASX is the cornerstone of Mitsubishi’s SUV line-up and leads the market in its combination of stylish looks, outstanding value and compact SUV practicality.
“ASX is a perennial favourite with SUV shoppers so we’ve taken the time to introduce meaningful improvements without altering ASX’s winning formula,” he said.
“We’re confident buyers will agree the ASX range is even more attractive with Mitsubishi’s 2019 updates.”
Now priced $1,500 lower at $23,490 plus on-road costs for the five-speed manual or $25,490 plus on-road costs for the CVT automatic, the 2019 Mitsubishi ASX is superior value for money than before. The new ES entry level model includes seven airbags, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, DAB+ digital radio and a reversing camera.
Buyers of the CVT automatic can choose an optional $1,500 ADAS Package, which adds autonomous emergency braking with forward collision warning, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, lane change assist, rear traffic alert, reversing sensors, automatic headlights and wipers, front foglamps, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and mirror-mounted side indicators. The ADAS Package costs just $1,500, making it a very worthwhile option to tick – shame it cannot be had on the manual.
The CVT-only LS (from $27,990) adds two-tone 18-inch alloy wheels, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, reverse parking sensors, an auto-dimming rear view mirror, automatic headlights and wipers, automatic high beam, half cloth/leather-look seat upholstery, keyless entry and start and leather-look door trim.
At the top of the 2019 Mitsubishi ASX lineup is the $30,990 Exceed, which was formerly known as XLS. The Exceed adds blind spot monitoring with rear traffic alert, lane change assist, a panoramic glass roof, leather upholstery with heated front seats, a six-speaker sound system, an electric driver’s seat and a chrome exhaust tip.
2019 Mitsubishi ASX pricing (plus on-road costs):
ES manual: $23,490
ES CVT: $25,490
ES ADAS CVT: $26,990
LS CVT: $27,990
Exceed CVT: $30,990
Despite the car’s age, the ASX remains the country’s highest selling small SUV. In 2018 alone, it has sold 12,596 units – up 2.7 percent year to date on 2017. That puts it ahead of the Mazda CX-3 (11,435), Nissan Qashqai (9,421) and Subaru XV (9,279) in the small SUV segment.
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