Well the 2014 Mitsubishi ASX in a nutshell? Worldwide Mitsubishi is known for its rally cars such at the Lancer Evolution, and sport compacts like the Eclipse that moonlighted in the Fast and Furious. Well, the UK market wasn’t invited to that party – instead we get the 2014 Mitsubishi ASX.
Not that the 2014 Mitsubishi ASX is all bad. Mitsubishi has made some subtle tweaks to the crossover, including a mildly retuned rear suspension said to provide better ride quality and body control. Don’t bother lifting the bonnet however, there’s nothing new there. The engines and transmissions have all been carried over and include a 1.6-litre petrol as well as a 1.8-litre diesel. The petrol unit is fitted with MIVEC variable valve timing technology and produces 115bhp and 154Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. If you must have this little engine, don’t plan on going off-roading – it’s only available in the front-wheel drive configuration.