LED headlights and taillights are also part of the 2020 model year update, with new colors such as Red Diamond, Sunshine Orange, and Oak Brown being … SOURCE: DRIVE LIFE | YEAR: 2020 | WORDS: FRED ALVREZ . Mitsubishi’s ASX is the Roger Federer of SUVs. In the cabin, the larger eight-inch touchscreen with smartphone mirroring dominates the central dashboard, but the layout, giant knobs, clunky buttons and plain swathes of black plastic (if not too hard) feel a bit, well, 2010. “The styling … along with the more powerful engine in the GSR,” he says, “will really capture the attention of customers who may have previously been in the market for a small sedan or hatch.” Blokes, basically. More annoying is the strangely leaden and almost ‘viscous’ feel to the steering at speed that makes it heavy off-centre and demanding of a little too much effort from the hands. The ASX has a sizeable boot.Source:Supplied. Yes, the ASX regularly gets a nip and tuck and the formula gets a polish – the recent addition of smartphone mirroring, the unpopular diesel engine and all-wheel-drive options getting the axe – but clearly being the techiest, trendiest and most forward-thinking ‘crossover’ out there isn’t underpinning this model line’s success. GSR gets paddle-shifters to extract more from leisurely CVT. Second, price and running costs. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. It’s regularly the biggest selling small SUV in New Zealand. All times AEDT (GMT +11). That bluffer and bolder new ‘Dynamic Shield’ nose design has a lot of the new Triton about it. Mitsubishi has given its ageing ASX a refresh with the hopes of extending its life a few more years. Performance: New 2.4-litre for Exceed and — reviving a Lancer badge — GSR grades is still not great for excitement or thrift. Read and compare reviews on the Mitsubishi ASX 2020 Model from top New Zealand automotive journalists on trusted websites. It's a little more dignified in general all-round progress. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. Unless otherwise stated, all prices are shown as Manufacturer's There’s new seat trim for every variant beneath the Exceed, ... 2020 Mitsubishi ASX 2020 Exceed (2WD) Pricing and Specs: GSR (2WD) 2.4L, ULP, CVT AUTO : $30,740: 2020 Mitsubishi ASX 2020 GSR (2WD) Pricing and Specs: See all 2020 Mitsubishi ASX in the Range * Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Remarkably, it was outselling its own performance of 2018 – by 1200 cars, give or take – where it was also the top seller. Its popularity as a rental is testament to practicality that, with 393L of boot space (in versions without the subwoofer), offers travellers enough room for two decent-sized travel cases. From automatic high-beam to rear cross-traffic alert, the array covers all conventional active safety bar lane-keeping assistance, and the AEB includes pedestrian-recognition smarts. Fortuitously, Mitsubishi Australia favoured demonstrating the flagship Exceed ($35,740 drive-away) at the local launch – the version that incorporates MY20 updates to the most comprehensive degree. The new ASX borrows the Outlander’s naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, producing a likely 148bhp and 195Nm of torque. That said, I watched older drivers struggle with the tailgate’s weight — there’s no power option, even for the Exceed range topper. All 2020 Mitsubishi ASX have 60:40 folding rear seats and offer 393 liters (13.87 cubic-feet) of space with them folded up and 1,143 liters (40.36 cubic-feet) with them folded down. Those who buy them, according to Mitsubishi, are young females, young families on a budget, and older empty-nesters. Mitsubishi also designed a fresh rear skid plate finished in silver to make the ASX seem a bit more rugged. The clampdown on reverse listings and de-listings of long-suspended companies bites listed ASX shells for the year ended 30 June 2020.