NEARLY SIX months after it was first revealed as the Japanese-market RVR, Mitsubishi Australia has confirmed the 2011 Mitsubishi ASX will get an Australian launch in August.
“The ASX is primarily a city car - very stylish and manoeuvrable around town - and the adoption of the European brand name reflects this," Mitsubishi Australia CEO Masahiko Takahashi said today.
“But ASX is more than just a pretty face. It also has the added benefit of being very smart, especially in terms of the technology that drives its engineering, design and all-wheel drive ability.”
Although Mitsubishi has at last confirmed a local name for the compact crossover, it is unclear at this stage exactly what specifications and powertrains the ASX will be offered with.
In Japan, the RVR is powered by a 1.8 litre petrol engine, paired with Mitsubishi's CVT automatic transmission. The European-market ASX is also offered with a 1.8 litre direct-injected turbo-charged diesel engine and a six-speed manual transmission.
Mitsubishi RVR (Japan) Specifications
- Length 4295mm
- Width 1770 mm
- Height 1615mm
- Wheelbase 2670mm
- Cargo capacity (L) 419
- Kerb weight (kg) 1360
- Engine Type Water-cooled inline four-cylinder DOHC MIVEC
- Displacement (cc) 1798
- Maximum power (kW / rpm) 103 / 6000
- Maximum torque (Nm / rpm) 175 / 4200
- Fuel consumption 6.5 l/100km (2WD) / 6.6 l/100km (4WD)
- transmission system CVT
- Tyre Size 215/65R16