Mitsubishi ASX in Geneva hints at new Outlander Sport in US


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The company is also showing a refreshed 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport (or ASX as it's known in some markets). And yes, despite the fact the Outlander Sport hasn't been completely redesigned since its introduction in the 2011 model year, Mitsubishi is only giving it a mild update. That means the Outlander Sport has been around for a decade.

Mitsubishi says that the exterior of the Outlander Sport has gone through a significant overhaul. It uses a new design philosophy called "robust & ingenious", and the vehicle will be sold with a new global tagline "Drive your Ambition".

First introduced overseas 10 years back, the ASX is feeling its age now, but Mitsubishi is doing all it can to keep the compact SUV fresh until such a time as it can be replaced by an all-new model - presumably one based on the Renault-Nissan compact auto platform through its Alliance ties forged in late 2016. 2020 models get the RISE impact safety body and Forward Collision Mitigation braking system.

As with with the new Triton bakkie, the front end gets a bold makeover, sporting its own iteration of Mitsubishi's "Dynamic Shield" family face, complete with triangular headlights, wide "cheek bones" and boomerang-shaped chrome accents flanking the lower air intake.

The ASX uses LED rear combination lamps (except turn signals) in a sharp-looking design that stretches across the width of the vehicle and accentuates the wide stance.

New colours will include what Mitsubishi describes as an "intensely brilliant" Red Diamond hue, an "energetic" Sunshine Orange and a "refined" Oak Brown. The center console is a bit more rectilinear, and the 7-inch infotainment screen has been swapped out in favor of an 8-incher. It also has the ability to play videos from a USB flash memory stick when the vehicle is parked.

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