Published on August 13th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Mitsubishi ASX Comes With Safety Technology For A Piece Of Mind
This eye-catching sporty 5-passenger crossover/SUV has been enhanced in terms of looks and engineering with local assembly. We look deeper than just the looks and see how Mitsubishi has made a very safe and well engineered crossover/SUV for the segment.
Benefitting from the enormous amount of research and development work performed in the name of safety for the Pajero Sport and Pajero, this ASX SUV makes use of a plethora of thoughtful engineering to not only minimize harm to all of the car’s occupants but also to pedestrians as well.
An advanced in-cabin safety system consisting of a front air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) for both driver and front passenger and passenger weight sensors, active front seat headrests and 3-point seat belts for all 5 seating positions (with front seat belt pretensioners) are included in this locally assembled model.
A dynamic safety feature when driving is a brake override system that, should both the accelerator and brake pedal be engaged simultaneously, the vehicle will slow to a stop.
This ASX SUV also includes Mitsubishi’s next-generation Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) technology in its body design. The RISE system dissipates energy in the event of a side or rear impact, helping to protect occupants by minimizing body distortion and the fuel system in a rear end collision.
Pedestrian protection technologies include a newly designed energy-absorbing front bumper to mitigate lower leg injury, plastic front fenders that flex with light contact and a redesigned hood.
Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia is now selling the local assembled ASX from RM114,743.50 for the 2WD variant, while the 4WD is priced at RM128,879.50, both on the road without insurance. Available in four colours, Black Mica, Titanium Grey, Cool Silver and Solid White, the ASX comes with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty. Two variants are available, a 2WD and 4WD, both use a smooth INVECS-III CVT with Sports Mode.