New Mitsubishi ASX is a copy of the European Renault Captur that may come to Brazil  versions

New Mitsubishi ASX is a copy of the European Renault Captur that may come to Brazil versions


No, you’re not seeing (or reading) wrong. The car in the picture is New Mitsubishi ASX 2023. The small SUV was presented by the manufacturer this Tuesday (20) and will be sold in Europe from March next year. Arrival in Brazil is possible, but not confirmed and HPE, a Japanese brand representative.

As seen in the picture, behind the Mitsubishi logos, though, the new ASX is Renault to catch sold in Europe since 2019. This strategy is known as “rebej” and is understood in groups such as the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance.

The difference between the models is in front bumper, front grille and, of course, changing the logo. In fact, to hide Renault’s diamond cutout on the hood, Mitsubishi had to create a plastic frame to house the three-diamond logo.

The new ASX will be produced at the Renault plant in Valladolidin Spain and will have at least four engines:

  • 1.0 petrol turbo with six-speed manual gearbox;
  • A lightweight hybrid with a 1.3-liter turbo-petrol engine and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission;
  • Hybrid with 1.6-liter gasoline engine and two electric motors, automatic transmission and 1.3 kWh battery;
  • Plug-in hybrid with 1.6-liter gasoline engine and two electric motors, automatic transmission and 10.5 kWh battery;

Behind the Mitsubishi logo, however, the new ASX is the Renault Captur sold in Europe since 2019 – Photo: Disclosure

Power, torque and torque figures (in the case of hybrids) were not disclosed. However, it appears the data must be the same as the European Captur: 90 hp in 1.0 turbo, 140 hp or 160 hp in 1.3 turbo, 150 hp in 1.6 hybrid and 160 hp in 1.6 plug-in hybrid.

The cabin is also similar to the Captur. The only exception is the steering wheel bearing the Mitsubishi logo. The assistance package includes adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking.

Borrowing a completely finished car solves Mitsubishi’s “problem” in the compact SUV market in Europe. O The previous ASX had already been on the market for more than ten years and he was far behind in the competition.

With the Captur with a “Japanese” accent, Mitsubishi can return to being competitive in the contested segment.

The Mitsubishi ASX also has the same cabin as the Captur – Image: Disclosure

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