Qatar Automobiles Company, the authorized general distributor of Mitsubishi Motors in Qatar, introduced the new 2020 ASX model to its customers in Qatar, following its global launch at Tokyo Motor show last month.
HE Sheikh Faleh Bin Nawaf Al Thani, Operations director – Automotive, at Nasser Bin Khaled Group said: “With the promising 2020 coming closer, Qatar Automobiles Company is ready to supply its customers with its new and modern vehicles. Our mid and long-term plans respond to the rapid changing market and new automotive trends to enhance our position as one of the best-selling dealers of Mitsubishi in the region.”
Mr. Hesham Al Sahn, General Manager, Qatar Automobiles Company stated: “The new ASX clearly meets the demands of people looking for powerful and well-equipped vehicle. The additions on the exterior design and technology features put the car at the top in its category. The new ASX has enhanced safety features that ensures the high levels of protection and comfort for both the driver and passengers alike”.
The new 2020 ASX model has gone through some significant styling changes. With a new look, new technology and a new more powerful engine, it now adopts Mitsu’s latest Dynamic Shield front design language with LED headlights and taillights. Mitsubishi also designed a fresh rear skid plate finished in silver to make the ASX seem a bit more rugged. A similar change has been made at the front bumper to complete the look. Out back, LED taillights work with conventional turn indicators in the reconfigured tail lamps, while a new rear fascia and bumper design deletes a lot of chrome work and sharpens its visage.
The 2.0-liter engine gives all the power needed for all trips. MIVEC technology allows the engine to combine maximum power output, fuel efficiency, and environmental performance. The Maximum Torque of the engine is 197Nm / 4,200rpm generating a maximum Output of 110kW.
The MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspensions make driving on rough roads smooth and comfortable, while the shock absorbers and stabilizers are precision-tuned for responsive handling and sporty, comfortable performance.
On the road, drivers can choose between 3 driving modes to best match your preferred driving style and road conditions for fuel-efficient driving and outstanding 4WD performance. The engine is teamed with the INVECS-III (Intelligent & Innovative Vehicle Electronic Control System) CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), ideally tuned to deliver effortless acceleration from any speed. The Active Stability Control system uses onboard sensors to analyze the vehicle’s motion and identify lateral wheel slippage. By governing engine output and applying braking power to the appropriate wheels, ASC helps to maintain stability and control. In addition, a gear shift indicator in the multi-information display recommends the best shift timing for current driving conditions.
Safety at its Best
The new Mitsubishi ASX is equipped with plenty of features that enhance the safety measures and ensure the maximum protection of the driver and passengers. These features include Blind Spot Warning (BSW) / Lane Change Assist (LCA) which uses radar sensors in the rear bumper to detect vehicles in rear blind spots, on the right and left sides. An indicator appears in the door mirror when BSW is active and the turn signals are off. When a vehicle is detected while the turn signal is on, an indicator blinks in the corresponding door mirror and a buzzer sounds.
The available 7-airbag system helps protect every passenger in every seat. For protection in frontal collisions, front passengers get front airbags and a knee airbag on the driver's side. In a side collision, front passengers are protected by side airbags while both rows are protected by curtain airbags.
When Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) is active, an indicator appears in the combination meter display. If radar sensors in the rear bumper detect an approaching vehicle nearby while reverse gear is engaged, a warning message appears in the multi-information display, a buzzer sounds and an indicator blinks in both door mirrors. The T-shaped rear combination lamps have a wide and stable look and feel. The brake lights illuminate independently for better visibility.
The new ASX is also equipped with Hill Start Assist (HSA) system that makes it easy to start off on a steep uphill slope by preventing the vehicle from rolling backward. When a gradient is detected, it automatically maintains the braking force until the accelerator is applied. When sudden braking is detected, Emergency Stop Signal System helps reduce the chance of a rear collision by automatically flashing your hazards to warn the driver behind.
The versatile cargo area is spacious and easy to use for any driver. With up to 358* liters of cargo space available even with 5 occupants inside, you can bring everything you need. The wide tailgate opening and low cargo floor make the loading and unloading of cargo fuss-free for everybody. With the Full-Flat Rear Seat /60:40 Split Foldable Seatback, anybody can easily use the rear seat release buttons and fold down the rear seatbacks to transport bulky or oddly-shaped items.
Besides, all passengers can enjoy the view from every direction with the panoramic glass roof. At night, the roof is attractively illuminated with LED lamps. Rugged yet sporty, the roof rails accentuate the flowing roof lines of the ASX.
The new ASX is equipped with the state-of-the-art technology features. Starting from 8-Inch Display Monitor that makes Navigation and rear-view camera easier to use with the larger 8-inch touchscreen.
With Smartphone-Link Display Audio (SDA), you can go where you want, when you want and discover new places and new music. Smartphone-link Display Audio (SDA) helps you operate map settings, music playback, and calls all with voice actions for a more enjoyable and safer drive.
Interaction doesn’t stop here. The ASX presents Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems allowing you to use a number of audio, messaging, voice calling, and 3rd party navigation apps from your iPhone.
Passengers can savor the stunning sound quality of a new audio system jointly developed with the Rockford Corporation, thanks to nine speakers with spectacular DTS Neural Surround™ sound. With Bluetooth, Hands-Free Kit, Link System you keep in touch while keeping safely in control with the hands-free kit. Link your Bluetooth®-compatible mobile phone, and the voice-activated dialer lets you make calls while holding the wheel.