2011 Mitsubishi ASX crossover as Outlander Sport in the U.S.


Update: 4/1/2010

The 2011 Mitsubishi ASX crossover made its appearance in the U.S. at the 2010 New York Auto Show as the new 2011 Outlander Sport crossover. The 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport crossover will be available at Mitsubishi dealerships later this year, and will carry a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine instead of a 1.8-liter turbocharged engine found in the European model. The 2.0-liter engine gets an estimated fuel economy of 31 mpg highway, so we can safely assume that city driving will be around 23 mpg. And that is in the same fuel economy rating as the Ford Equinox, which is not bad at all. Option for an all-wheel-drive version will also be offered; unless it comes with a bigger engine, we don’t recommend it.

No pricing is available yet for this attractive 2011 Outlander Sports crossover, but what we have experienced in the past is that Mitsubishi’s pricing is very competitive. The 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander is not alone in the 2011 sales, it will be up against top contenders like the Honda CR-V, Toyota Highlander, and the new 2011 Kia Sportage.

February 15, 2010

Mitshubishi ASX will debut at the 80th Genveva Auto on March 14, 2010 in Palexp, Switzerland. The ASX is the European-spec version of the Japanese RVR, which is already on sale in Japan since the beginning of February 2010. The Mitsubishi ASX is considered to be a crossover SUV with a face resembling to the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo. So far, all we got was an interior image leaked from a magazine.

The ASX has seating for five and is equipped with an all-new Euro 5-compliant 1.8L turbocharged diret-injection diesel engine. It features with a 6-speed manual transmission and “Automatic Stop & Go” technology. For one thing, it looks much better than the current Mitsubishi Outlander sold in the U.S; hopefully, this ASX (RVR) will replace the Mitsubishi Outlander. If this is the case, the 2011 ASX (RVR) will get the new 1.8-liter MIVEC four-cylinder gas engine for the U.S. version.