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Our Fleet: Mitsubishi ASX 3 1.8 diesel 4WD - February 2013

Mitsubishi
BIK List Price
£22,749
Mitsubishi ASX BIK list price
BIK Percentage
21%
Mitsubishi ASX BIK Percent
CO2
138g/km
Mitsubishi ASX CO2
Combined MPG
54.3
Mitsubishi ASX MPG

Review

After three months with the original ASX, I was looking forward to swapping it for the revised model, which offers a cleaner diesel engine and interior material upgrades.

The front end has also had a subtle redesign which has toned down the previous ASX’s quite aggressive stance.

Simplicity seems to be a key theme for the Mitsubishi designers. The new entertainment system has been upgraded and is easier to navigate, albeit still quite slow to load up when you start the car.

The 4WD selection rotary knob has been replaced with a single button function and the various controls around the car are well designed and clear to understand.

My only criticism is that the interior may now be a little too plain. The dashboard looks too shiny and is a little cheap to touch. The new entertainment system constantly changes background colours, like a fibre optic Christmas tree, which is confusing and seems out of place considering the plain and understated simplicity of the rest of the car.

Our long-termer remains good value for money and comes with a long list of equipment from sat-nav and heated seats to Bluetooth and leather upholstery. However, unlike our previous ASX, it doesn't have a reversing camera, which I do miss.

Debbie Wood

Top Speed
115mph
Mitsubishi ASX Top Speed
VED band
N/A
Mitsubishi ASX Ved
Fuel Type
Diesel
Mitsubishi ASX Fuel Type
Residual Value
3 Year 60k : £7,078
4 Year 80k : £5,605
Running Cost (ppm)
3 Year 60k : 41.58
4 Year 80k : 37.29

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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