Car reviews - Mitsubishi - ASX - Aspire 2.0 AWD CVT
Mitsubishi's ASX range-topper has all the toys but lacks purity of cheaper variants
15 Oct 2010
HOW refreshing that – as most cars get bigger with each generational change – there are a wave of smaller and lighter compact SUV contenders stepping in. The latest example is the Mitsubishi ASX, an Outlander-based four-door wagon with dimensions that make it seem barely larger than a Lancer small car’s. Here we take a look at the top-line Aspire AWD to see how it feels and behaves from behind the wheel.
Model release date: 1 August 2010 to 1 May 2015
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Pajero iOReleased: March 1999
Ended: September 2003
Family Tree: ASX
MITSUBISHI’S been down this sub-compact SUV path before, with the chunky iO, a Daihatsu Terios-style baby 4x4 with an urban focus. But the difference between iO and ASX is all summed up in the Pajero prefix – the former had surprisingly formidable off-road ability, compared to the newcomer’s soft-road approach.
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