The Drive

We designed the new ASX for everyday adventures. It’s easy to drive, easy to park and with an electronically controlled 4WD system, it offers superb roadholding in the most demanding of conditions.
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All Wheel Control (AWC) 4WD

Outstanding roadholding

The four wheel drive (4WD) system was created using technologies we’ve been developing over many years. An electronically controlled series of clutches direct torque from the front axle to the rear axle when slip is detected. Active Stability Control analyses the vehicle’s motion and identifies any unstable movement. It then automatically distributes torque and braking power to the left or right wheels to maintain stability. The result is better cornering, stability, and handling.

Drive Mode Selector

Greater traction when you need it

Enhance traction and stability further with the Drive Mode Selector switch on the centre console. Just press it until the mode you want appears in the Multi-Information Display on the dash. Choose between 2WD, 4WD AUTO or 4WD LOCK settings.

Normal roads

2WD

For economical driving on normal, dry roads and motorways.

Unpredictable roads

4WD AUTO

For enhanced traction, high speed stability and predictable handling.

Challenging roads

4WD LOCK

For slippery conditions such as snow-covered roads or sand, when maximum traction is required.

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APPROACH ANGLE/DEPARTURE ANGLE

Take the high road

The body shape of the ASX has been designed so it can approach ground that slopes steeply upwards. The shape also allows it to come down off sloping ground too.
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PADDLE SHIFTERS

Easy gear change

Sporty F1-style paddle shifters on the steering column mean you can change gears with a simple press. So your hands stay on the steering wheel and you stay more in control.

Auto Stop and Go System (AS&G)

Reduce fuel waste and emissions

The Auto Stop & Go system shuts off the engine at traffic stops. This cuts fuel waste and CO2 emissions without disrupting the electronic systems. The engine restarts immediately when you press the accelerator, so you can get on your way.
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Cruise Control

Easier long distance driving

Cruise Control allows you to automatically maintain your car's speed without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal. This means more relaxed driving on longer journeys. To release it, simply press the brake pedal.
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Direct Injection Turbo Engine

Responsive yet economical

The ASX has a newly developed 2.0L 16 valve inline 4 cylinder MIVEC* engine. It’s available in 5-speed manual or automatic CVT transmission. Both versions have Auto Stop and Go. It offers enough power for a sporty performance, yet the lighter, aluminium engine block gives greater fuel efficiency. *Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system
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SUV Capability

Takes speed bumps in its stride

The ASX has all the benefits of an SUV. A high driving position allows you to see more of the road ahead. High ground clearance means flash floods, speed bumps or potholes are less of a worry.
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To discover more about the stand-out looks of the ASX, go to Exterior