Mitsubishi has added a new entry-level ES specification to its ASX crossover range in South Africa, starting at R369,995.
The ASX is now available in two equipment grades – ES and LS – whereas it was previously only available in one.
Standard features across the updated Mitsubishi ASX range include LED headlights with daytime running lights, LED fog lights, electrically-adjustable foldaway mirrors, and LED taillights.
Apart from mirror-integrated indicator lights on the LS and different wheels – 16-inch for the ES and 18-inch for the LS – the siblings also share an identical exterior design.
Inside the cabin, the entry-level ES is equipped with all-round electric windows, keyless entry and start, a manual aircon, a leather multifunction steering wheel, cruise control, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, and a radio/CD player with Bluetooth support.
In addition to this, the more expensive LS boasts automatic airconditioning, an adjustable steering column, leather upholstery, heated front seats, an electrically-adjustable driver seat, a rear-view camera, and a touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.
The upgraded infotainment display is an optional extra on the ES.
Standard safety features are then standardised across the ASX line-up, except for the airbags.
Every model is equipped with hill-start assist, ABS with brake assist, rear parking sensors, and whiplash injury reduction seats.
The ES is also fitted with three airbags, whereas the LS has seven.
Luggage capacity for the crossover measures 406 litres in five-seater mode and grows to 1,206 litres with the rear seats flat.
The entire updated ASX range is driven by a 2.0-litre, naturally-aspirated, petrol engine putting out 110kW and 197Nm.
Regardless of whether you buy the ES or LS, both grades can be optioned with a five-speed manual or six-step CVT gearbox.
Combined fuel consumption stands at 7.9l/100km for the CVTs and 7.5l/100km for the manuals, while a maximum braked towing capacity of 1,260kg is also supported in the latter variants.
The South African pricing for the updated Mitsubishi ASX range is as follows:
- Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 ES Manual – R369,995
- Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 ES CVT – R389,995
- Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 LS Manual – R419,995
- Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 LS CVT – R439,995
Each purchase includes a 3-year/100,000km warranty, a 3-year/60,000km service plan, and 3-year/unlimited kilometre roadside assistance.