2018 upgrade for Mitsubishi ASX

New features and better sound absorption for small SUV

The continually successful Mitsubishi ASX has benefited from another make-over – this time for 2018.

Confirmed this afternoon by Mitsubishi Motors Australia, the big change is the introduction of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assist System) tech into the mid-spec petrol/2WD/automatic ASX LS.

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The model now boasting Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning and automatic high beam features.

Across all the different variants there’s a new-look front (Mitsubishi’s Dynamic Shield), and new rear bumper and tailgate design.

Digital radio also comes as standard, as part of an upgrade to the infotainment system/smartphone connectivity.

An extra two USB ports have been added , along with a mobile phone tray with removable padded liner in the centre console bin.

Speaking of that storage bin – the engineers have increased the internal capacity, and redesigned the armrest.

While comfort has been improved through the addition of soft knee rests front seat travellers.

And there’s a new-look transmission selector too.Lastly, across all variants of the 2018 Mitsubishi ASX there is added acoustic absorption materials and this is said to help reduce engine and outside noise even further.

Priced from $25,000, Mitsubishi’s Chief Operating Officer, Tony Principe, tells us the upgrades were based on customer feedback.

“The new ASX continues to evolve in this competitive market place with the introduction of advanced safety features, the latest smartphone connectivity and styling updates to maintain its well-earned position in the small SUV segment.”

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