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Mitsubishi ASX PHEV: Thanks Renault!

2023-02-17T16:54:14.732Z


TEST – The three-diamond brand is showing opportunism by returning to the compact SUV market from the Captur.


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-badging

, a practice which consists of slapping one's logo with a few style modifications on an existing bodywork, is commonplace in the automobile industry.

Today, Mitsubishi is rallying to it to offer itself a place of choice on the European market which it wanted to leave.

The three-diamond brand has exploited its presence within the Renault-Nissan Alliance by shopping at the French.

So its new ASX SUV is nothing less than a rebadged Captur.

If it is distinguished by a few design and equipment details, the Japanese model uses the mechanics of which the two E-Tech versions - hybrid and plug-in hybrid - developed around technology borrowed from Formula 1.

A five-year warranty

Jaime SAINZ DE LA MAZA

All the merit of this 160 hp vehicle is to display a conciliatory taxation, thanks to CO2 emissions of 32 g/km, which corresponds to a ridiculous consumption of 1.4 l/100 km.

Its 10.5 kWh battery allows an electric range of 47 km with a velvet paw.

In practice, maintaining this sobriety means making do with short journeys and recharging often.

During motorway breakaways, consumption soars to more than 6 l/100 km and the small 39-litre tank requires frequent stops.

Unsurprisingly, we find the Captur's convincing handling, with the exception of the choice of 18-inch wheels, which is paid for by some trepidation on rough roads.

Mitsubishi

The interior ambience is identical to that of the Captur with the customizable digital instrumentation and the 9.3-inch touch screen.

Passing under the Japanese flag, this SUV renounces the glove box drawer and takes the side of generously equipped versions, to the detriment of a higher price than that of Renault.

In return, Mitsubishi extends the warranty to 5 years.

Technical sheet

Engines: 4 cyl.

petrol, 1,598 cc, 92 hp, 144 Nm + 2 electric motors (cumulative power: 160 hp)

Transmission: Traction, auto.

multimode

Dimensions: L. 4.22, w.

1.79, h.

1.57m

Consumption: 1.4 l/100 km

CO2 emissions: 32g/km

Speed: 170 km/h

Price: €39,990

Mitsubishi

Source: lefigaro

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