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Geneva Motor Show 2015: New Mitsubishi ASX will go on sale in 2016

Published 04 March 2015

The next generation ASX will go on sale in the UK in 2016. The plug-in hybrid model - codenamed XR-PHEV II – has been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show and combines a small turbocharged petrol engine with a 120kw electric motor to provide 163PS, while emitting less than 40g/km of CO2. 

Like the XR-PHEV that was unveiled at last year's Geneva Motor Show, the 'II'  gets with aggressive styling, sweptback headlights, muscular arches, chrome grille and sloped coupe-styling at the rear.

The ASX will use Mitsubishi's PHEV plug-in hybrid system, which will be similar to the one used in the Outlander and be available with the choice of two-wheel or four-wheel drive.

The cabin will also be upmarket, with soft touch materials, sport seats and a minimalist dashboard. The cabin will also be smartphone integrated, with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay included. As a result, the driver can use apps, maps and play music, via a large central display that's supported by a large aluminium frame, which spreads out sideways. 

There are no details on fuel economy or prices, but we're told the XR-PHEV II concept is very close to the production ASX model, which will go on sale in the UK in the summer of 2016.

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Chris Redman    on 6 March 2015

Ugly or what?

ianpark    on 9 March 2015

Well it could do with a bit less chrome and black front and rear plus the lights will need work as well, but if it's anything like the other Mitsubishi SUV's it'll be a well built and tough vehicle and a good addition to the range. Now Mitsubishi what about a new Shogun!!

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