Refreshed 2020 Mitsubishi ASX Crossover Introduced

The Japanese automaker will offer the 2020 Mitsubishi ASX later this year. The popular compact crossover received a major facelift for this year that brought more attractive exterior styling and better tech. Still, they’ve made no improvements under the skin, so the brand’s most popular nameplate continues to ride on an unchanged architecture.

The exterior update involves several important changes in the front. The new nose is fitted with a more attractive grille and a pair of new LED headlights. At corners, the 2020 ASX gets new fog lamps and turn signals, both coupled with LED technology. The crossover hosts a new gorgeous bumper which hosts new skid plate. Around back, the updated model is featuring a redesigned rear bumper and LED taillights. In addition to the existing paint options, the 2020 Mitsubishi ASX will bring three extra colors: Red Diamond, Sunshine Orange, and Oak Brown. I don’t know what you think about the options, but the Red-painted ASX is my favorite.

Inside, the refreshed crossover will get a larger infotainment screen. In contrast to the previous 7-inch display, the Smartphone-link Display Audio will be coupled with an 8-inch touchscreen. The option comes paired with an optional TomTom navigation system that also provides real-time traffic information. Mitsubishi intends to add a smartphone app to display the vehicle’s odometer, speedometer, warning lamp, and remaining info.

Under the hood, the 2020 Mitsubishi ASX comes paired with two gasoline engines. The carmaker could eventually keep the current 1.6-liter diesel for Europe, but that’s not confirmed for now. Regarding the gasoline units, the entry-level ASX will use a naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter MIVEC four-cylinder gasoline engine. The engine pumps out 148 horsepower and 144 lb-ft of twist. The output can travel to the front or all four wheels via either five-speed manual ‘box or through the INVECS 3-III CVT with 6-speed Sports Mode. The same arrangement is reserved for the more potent 2.4-liter engine that manages to squeeze 168 horsepower in total. However, the more powerful ASX gets more standard equipment including front collision system with automatic braking.

According to the newest reports, the 2020 Mitsubishi ASX will make the official debut in New York. The Japanese automaker will offer the refreshed compact crossover this summer.

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