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Mitsubishi ASX PHEV: Thanks Renault!


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



, 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


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.


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.


Dimensions: L. 4.22, w.

1.79, h.


Consumption: 1.4 l/100 km

CO2 emissions: 32g/km

Speed: 170 km/h

Price: €39,990


Source: lefigaro

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