— ???? (@hotaka_ltd) 22 December 2016
As previous spyshots have shown, Mitsubishi is currently busy developing the next-generation ASX ahead of its expected debut next year. However, thanks to Twitter user hotaka_ltd, we now have our first look at the all-new compact SUV completely undisguised.
As you can tell from the somewhat blurry image, the ASX adopts some of the styling cues of the XR-PHEV Concept, with a much more aggressive, upright and taller rear-end. The split rear windscreen design that was suggested on the prototypes is a definite on the production version too.
Elsewhere, you can also see a prominent line that runs through both the front and rear door handles, before meeting up with the angular taillights. No shot of the car’s front, although we should expect the Mitsubishi’s Dynamic Shield grille as part of a sharper front end.
As for the interior, the ASX will come with a new centre stack, featuring a large touchscreen infotainment system at the top. The centre console meanwhile, accommodates a new gear selector, along with all-wheel drive mode selector has been repositioned.
The ASX also receives an automatic climate control system this time with switchgear taken from the Outlander. The three-spoke steering wheel and large steering column-mounted paddle shifters appear to have been carried over.
For power, the new ASX should be offered with a range petrol and diesel engines, along with a plug-in hybrid powertrain from the XR-PHEV. A 98 hp 1.1 litre turbo petrol three-pot and 120 kW electric motor was featured in the concept.
GALLERY: Next-generation Mitsubishi ASX prototype spyshots
GALLERY: Mitsubishi XR-PHEV Concept