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2011 Mitsubishi ASX Compact Crossover

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Mitsubishi will unveil the ASX Compact Crossover at the Geneva Motor Show and will go on sale across European dealers in the spring of 2010. The ASX CUV is the European-spec version of the diamond star’s RVR from Japan and will be powered by an all new 1.8 Liter turbocharged direct injection diesel ready to meet Europe’s stringent Bin 5 emissions standard and in order to further decrease pollutants and increase efficiency the ASX will also feature "Automatic Stop & Go" technology along with a fuel sipping 6 speed manual transmission.

Update 05/04/2010: Mitsubishi has release pricing for ther ASX Compact Crossover. The ASX will run between £14,999 to £22,049 and UK sales will begin July 2010.

Mitsubishi’s Managing Director, Lance Bradley, commented that,

“This is the right car, at the right time, at the right price and specification. The CO2 reducing technologies will appeal to fleets, user-choosers and retail customers alike – indeed, early customer reaction has been very positive with advance orders already taken.

“We’re targeting customers who would traditionally buy a C-segment car, such as the VW Golf and Ford Focus, but also people looking to down-size from their SUV or family estate car. With the ASX you really do get the best of every world.

“It’s a game-changer for us, which could easily become a new ‘hero’ vehicle for the brand and heralds the advent of our new ‘Intelligent Motion’ philosophy.”

Press release after the jump.

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2016 Geneva International Motor Show – Worst In Show

2016 Geneva International Motor Show – Worst In Show

Rehashed ideas, half-baked special editions, and a mechanic with an emissions fix

If you’ve been watching TopSpeed for the last week, I don’t need to tell you – the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show was simply amazing. It’s like the industry leveled up all at once, with a vast collection of drool-worthy cars on display and a flood of mind-boggling performance stats. But, unfortunately, every field of flowers inevitably comes with a few turds sprinkled in here and there. This article is about those turds.

Look, we get it – auto shows can be ruthless, especially when you’re talking about something as big as Geneva. This is where the big guns are drawn, and looking good can be a challenge when competing for attention against 1,000-horsepower rocket ships made from composite nuclear unobtainium.

Nevertheless, for each winner, there has to be a loser.

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2016 Mitsubishi ASX Geoseek Concept

2016 Mitsubishi ASX Geoseek Concept

Mitsubishi aims for outdoor enthusiasts with a concept based on the ASX crossover

If the Mitsubishi ASX looks somewhat familiar to you, it should, because here in the U.S. it is marketed as the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. This year at the Geneva Auto Show, Mitsubishi decided to take the ASX and put together a concept with an emphasis on adventure and appeal to outdoor enthusiasts. I might be coming on a little strong about the emphasis here because, in all reality, this concept is more about some accenting paint on the outside and some minor interior modifications.

I’m not trying to bash on the concept, it is certainly interesting to look at, and some of the modifications could be offered on the ASX (or the Outlander Sport here in the U.S.) if there is enough public appeal given to the models. Mitsubishi didn’t hint at the possibility at all, but that’s normally the way things go with concepts like this.

So, let’s take a look at this unique concept and see what made it special enough that Mitsubishi wanted to bring it to the Geneva Auto Show.

Continue reading to learn more about the Mitsubishi ASX Geoseek Concept.

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Mitsubishi Boss Confirms EVO Name Could Return on the ASX

Mitsubishi Boss Confirms EVO Name Could Return on the ASX

We were all saddened by the death of the Lancer Evolution, but a new report claims that Lance Bradley, head of Mitsubishi U.K., said that the Evo nameplate may see use on a hot SUV in the near future.

According to the report from Auto Express, the head of Mitsubishi’s U.K. arm says that the company is doing quite well financially, and can now afford to take risks. One big risk on the table is using the next-generation ASX crossover as the basis for a new Evolution model.

The new ASX, which will draw its design inspiration from the XR PHEV Concept, is set to debut next year in its standard setup, but a two-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid model will also hit the market shortly after. From the latter is where Bradley feels the Evolution could be born, as the brand can use technology from the i-MiEV Evolution II Pikes Peak racecar to make this timid SUV quite the performer.

In regards to taking a risk with an Evolution-badged SUV, Bradley said, “When you’re not making money, there are things you can’t do. When you are making money you can do things that are good for the brand, but won’t necessarily make that much money. We’re not at a point where it’ll definitely happen, but we’ve got a lot of senior management talking about it.”

Reading between the lines of that quote, I feel that we are at a pivotal point for the ASX Evolution. My fingers are crossed that senior management will see the value in keeping the Evo name alive and competing in the niche performance SUV segment.

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Next Mitsubishi EVO Getting Electrified, Based on Upcoming Outlander Sport

Next Mitsubishi EVO Getting Electrified, Based on Upcoming Outlander Sport

Rumors have long been swirling that the replacement for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution will be based on a compact crossover, but Mitsubishi president Tetsuro Aikawa gave a little more insight about this upcoming performance vehicle. While he didn’t reveal any actual details about the next-gen Evo, Aikawa confirmed that it would get some sort of electrification and stated that it would be the “king” of plug-in vehicles.

Like the Lancer-based Evo, the future high-performance Mitsubishi will retain an all-wheel-drive layout, and it will be both lighter and faster than the production vehicle off which it is based. All signs are pointing to the new Evo being based off the next-generation Mitsubishi ASX, which here in the U.S. is known as the Outlander Sport. As for a timeline, Aikawa said this new performance model will arrive in the “far in the future” in his interview with Autocar. Such a time descriptor can be highly subjective, but this report expects the next-gen ASX/Outlander Sport to debut in 2016.

When it does arrive, this new crossover should resemble the Mitsubishi XR-PHEV Concept that has been touring the auto-show circuit over the last couple of years, and the new Evo model should get a more aggressive design, possibly inspired by the 2014 Evolution Vision Gran Turismo Concept.

Continue reading to learn more about the next Mitsubishi ASX.

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2011 Mitsubishi ASX Black

2011 Mitsubishi ASX Black

Mitsubishi has launched on the British market the ASX Black - a new special edition model with enhanced exterior styling and a bespoke interior. The model can be ordered with two different engine versions, with prices ranging from £21,099 ($28,800) for the ASX 4 1.6 2wd Manual to £25,399 ($34,700) for the ASX 4 1.8 DI-D 4WD Manual.

Although the name "Black" makes you think about a black car, the new ASX Black will actually be offered in six different exterior color: blue, white, silver, black, red and gray. The name Black comes from the introduction of satin black styling kit which includes striking black 17” alloy wheels, roof, spoiler, mirrors, grille and fog lamp bezels. The interior benefits from the addition of a special edition black leather kit featuring carbon fiber inserts.

As standard options the ASX Black will offer Kenwood satellite, Navigation system, reversing camera, iPod connection, Mitsubishi Active Stability and Traction Control (M-ASTC).

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Video: Female model loves the Mitsubishi ACX so much she’s prepared to dive for it

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With everything that went on at the Geneva Motor Show, it would have been really easy for a video like this to get lost amidst all the happenings during the event. However, you know what they say, something this good - or snort-inducingly funny - is bound to get noticed someday. Unfortunately for the female model that’s on the receiving end of that carpet dive, that someday has finally come.

The video took place during the Mitsubishi ASX launch and, while the car is pretty good by our standards, it was overshadowed by the model inexplicably falling flat on her face after getting caught in the ASX’s front tire. At least, that’s what this video shows.

Forgive us for the insensitivity. This was just too funny to pass up.

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2011 Mitsubishi ASX Compact Crossover

2011 Mitsubishi ASX Compact Crossover

Mitsubishi will unveil the ASX Compact Crossover at the Geneva Motor Show and will go on sale across European dealers in the spring of 2010. The ASX CUV is the European-spec version of the diamond star’s RVR from Japan and will be powered by an all new 1.8 Liter turbocharged direct injection diesel ready to meet Europe’s stringent Bin 5 emissions standard and in order to further decrease pollutants and increase efficiency the ASX will also feature "Automatic Stop & Go" technology along with a fuel sipping 6 speed manual transmission.

Update 05/04/2010: Mitsubishi has release pricing for ther ASX Compact Crossover. The ASX will run between £14,999 to £22,049 and UK sales will begin July 2010.

Mitsubishi’s Managing Director, Lance Bradley, commented that,

“This is the right car, at the right time, at the right price and specification. The CO2 reducing technologies will appeal to fleets, user-choosers and retail customers alike – indeed, early customer reaction has been very positive with advance orders already taken.

“We’re targeting customers who would traditionally buy a C-segment car, such as the VW Golf and Ford Focus, but also people looking to down-size from their SUV or family estate car. With the ASX you really do get the best of every world.

“It’s a game-changer for us, which could easily become a new ‘hero’ vehicle for the brand and heralds the advent of our new ‘Intelligent Motion’ philosophy.”

Press release after the jump.

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