Mitsubishi , in March 2021, announced that it had changed its plans and to want to stay within the European market. On the occasion, the manufacturer had also made it known that from 2023 it would launch two new Renault-based models for the Old Continent. Today, during the presentation of the new electrification plan of the Alliance, & egrave; it has been stated that the first model will be; an SUV. We will leave from the new Mitsubishi ASX that will arrive; in spring 2023 even if a precise date does not yet exist.
Full details of this model have not yet been disclosed. For the moment, we know that it will pogger & agrave; on the CMF-B platform and which will be; produced at the Renault plant in Valladollid in Spain. For the Japanese brand, the ASX & egrave; an important model given that since its launch in 2010, almost 380,000 units have been sold.
Mitsubishi added that in terms of engines, the new ASX will be able to; rely on both Full Hybrid and Plug-in engines . Since this model will pogger & agrave; on a platform already used; by Renault for its cars, such as the Captur, & egrave; probable that the powertrains of the E-Tech models will be proposed. The Plug-in, therefore, could have 117 kW (160 HP).
The teaser shared by Mitsubishi does not reveal much but makes it clear that the car could be characterized by muscular but not square shapes as on the current generation. All that remains is to wait for further news; on this model. Since the new ASX will be; marketed in Europe, it should also arrive in Italy. On the second new model for the Old Continent market, Mitsubishi has not yet anticipated any details. Frank Krol , President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Europe, commented:
Mitsubishi Motors has a rich heritage in the SUV segment and & egrave; was the first carmaker to offer a plug-in hybrid SUV, the Outlander PHEV, and now the Eclipse Cross PHEV. Now, with the new ASX, we are ready to build a new chapter in the history of our Brand. We look forward to offering our current and future customers this new, competitive model that will go for it. to enrich our range of cars.
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