Mitsubishi ASX 2011 sub-compact 4×4 now in UAE
The 2011 Mitsubishi ASX, also known as the RVR or the Outlander Sport in other countries, has been officially launched in the UAE. The sub-compact crossover fits in a limited market segment which is currently occupied by only a handful of direct competitors.
The 5-seater Mitsubishi ASX is based on the Outlander platform and actually shares the exact same wheelbase, but is shorter at the front and especially the rear. The standard engine is a 148 hp 2.0-litre DOHC 4-cylinder with “MIVEC” variable valve timing, CVT transmission and either front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. The manual version will not come here.
The base model comes with 16-inch alloys, keyless entry, cloth seats, soft-touch dash and front door surfaces, CD/MP3 player with AUX and USB ports, ABS-assisted disc brakes, four-wheel independent suspension, seven airbags including a knee bag, and an optional panoramic glass roof with mood lighting along the sides.
The top model gets 17-inch alloys, a front lip spoiler, intelligent entry with starter button, HID headlights, leather upholstery and a 7-speaker stereo with subwoofer, among other items.
It is apparently now available in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other showrooms around the Emirates. We couldn’t get firm pricing from Mitsubishi, but it seems the base price will be around Dhs 74,500 with the top one going for around Dhs 90,000.
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