Mitsubishi ASX GLS CVT

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This Mitsubishi flagship crossover belonging to a maturing market is spacious and practical, so whatever challenges your possible lifestyle changes may bring as you move up in the world, this car will serve you very well. That, plus its steering is marvelous.

By KEVIN DU PLESSIS

The upgrades to the ASX create a new level of class with some great visual enhancements to the grille, bumpers and interior. It also boasts with daytime running lights, heated fold-in side mirrors with built-in indicators, and 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, all of which adds to a sportier look.

The keyless operating system with stop/start button is a nice-to-have and works well with the modern feel that emanates from the panoramic sunroof, soft-feel leather interior with red stitching and decorative geometric pattern trims. I have said this before, but I’m not a fan of the Mitsubishi infotainment system as it does feel old-tech with limited features. On the bright side however, it has two USB ports as well as a cell phone docking station in the centre console.

I don’t love the sound that CVT gearboxes make, but Mitsubishi maintains that it helps with fuel efficiency while keeping the car’s engine in its optimum power range. The driving experience is nothing short of satisfying as it accelerates quickly, and like I mentioned before its steering really is marvellous. You can be sure that it is a safe ride with seven airbags and nifty features like active stability and traction control, parking sensors and a reverse camera, as well as hill start assist.

I was happy to note that it has a full-size spare wheel, something I am always looking out for as a South African car-buyer, but if you will be lugging around any long flat objects do take note that there is a bit of a step when the back seats are folded down. Overall, definitely a very tasteful car I would be proud to drive!

www.mitsubishi-motors.co.za

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