Despite it competes in the segment of subcompact crossovers, where competition is fierce, the current generation of this crossover has been around for a surprisingly long time. While most manufacturers practice short production cycles and frequent updates for their models in this class, this model has been around for a full decade. Of course, there were some updates meanwhile, including two facelifts, but the overall design has remained essentially unchanged since 2010. So, it’s not hard to conclude that the redesign is near. However, it looks like that won’t happen for the next year and that the 2021 Mitsubishi ASX will come pretty much the same as the current model.
This means you may count on a vehicle which definitely shows signs of aging, but still has some good things to offer, especially when it comes to the interior space and overall practicality. We expect to see 2021 Mitsubishi ASX sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2021 Mitsubishi ASX Design
As we’ve just mentioned, a complete redesign is near but won’t happen that soon. The 2021 Mitsubishi ASX will carry on in the same way, especially if we consider the last-year facelift, which has brought a completely new front face. The new version has adopted the brand’s latest aesthetical philosophy, known as the Dynamic Shield design language. It characterized pretty much all models in the current lineup. Therefore, it’s obvious that the next-year model will come without bigger changes. Still, a couple of minor tweaks are always possible, such as new color options and similar things.
On the other side, the mechanics will definitely remain the same. You may count on the same 10-year old chassis setup. It delivers decent driving experience, though most rivals are more comfortable and more fun to drive.
The same thing goes to the interior design, where we don’t expect to see any particular change either. Still, it’s important to mention that the cabin isn’t as modern as the exterior. This aspect of the car didn’t receive that many changes, so the dashboard looks essentially the same. Still, there is a new optional 8-inch touchscreen, as well as a couple of more standard features in the offer that haven’t been available before.
All in all, the cabin of 2021 Mitsubishi ASX will look good but not particularly amazing. While there are some soft-touch surfaces, most areas feature hard plastics and other low-rent materials. On the other side, the amount of legroom is good in both rows. When it comes to the cargo area, you may count on about 27.1 cubic feet (615 liters) behind the second row. The overall cargo volume goes around 49.5 cubic feet (1.400 liters). Those are pretty good ratings for the class.
Considering that this will be one of the last production years of the current generation, introducing new standard features doesn’t make much sense. Therefore, the 2021 Mitsubishi ASX will probably feature the same or very similar list of standard features as the current model. This means that the base version will come equipped with goodies like a 7-inch touch screen, a USB port, Bluetooth, a four-speaker stereo, and HD Radio. Things are much better in higher trim levels, where you can count on things like a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a six-speaker stereo, an additional USB port.
A rearview camera comes standard, while other safety features are options. Some of the things you can get are parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane change alert, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam headlights etc.
2021 Mitsubishi ASX Engines
This crossover is sold all around the world, in all kinds of markets. Therefore, it’s no wonder that the engine lineup largely depends on the part of the world. For example, 1.8-liter four-cylinder gasoline is the most common choice in Asia. It puts around 140 horsepower. On the other side, European drivers prefer diesel engines, so there are three of them in the offer. You can choose between 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0-liter turbodiesels, all from PSA Group, which deliver 120, 140 and 150 horsepower, respectively.
Finally, this crossover is also available in North America, where it comes as Outlander Sport. It comes with two gasoline engines in the offer. The base one is a 2.0-liter unit with 148 horsepower, while the bigger 2.4-liter engine puts out around 168 horsepower.
2021 Mitsubishi ASX Release Date
If we consider that the 2021 Mitsubishi ASX won’t come with bigger changes, it’s obvious that the launch date will be scheduled for the end of this year.