It was made official last month that the Mitsubishi ASX would be locally-assembled in Malaysia, and thanks to our regular contributor Anol Alias, we have photos of what likely are CKD examples of the SUV, taken at the JPJ car park.
“TCMA/MMM” stickers reveal that the grey car is a 2WD variant while the white car is 4WD. TCMA likely stands for Tan Chong Motor Assemblies – slated to be the contract assembler for the ASX. MMM should stand for Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia.
Although both are listed as “H-Line” variants, the grey 2WD car appears less well-specced than the white 4WD car. The chrome surrounding the front grille and fog lamp housings are not present on the 2WD, while the 4WD has a panoramic roof and seems to ride on bigger rims.
Production is set to start in January, with sales to begin the month after. Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia currently sells two variants of the Mitsubishi ASX – the regular ASX, which was facelifted in May, and the higher-spec ASX Euro. The pre-facelift ASX participated in our five-way SUV shootout, which you can read here.