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A very unique ASX has entered the Malaysian market, and it’s called the Mitsubishi ASX Designer Edition. Limited to just 180 units, the special-edition crossover is the result of a collaboration with renowned Malaysian fashion designer Rizalman Ibrahim.

Available only in 4WD and Titanium Grey, the ASX Designer Edition sports subtle matte grey stripes that run from bonnet to tailgate, and sits on matte-black 17-inch alloys.

There’s also a larger tailgate spoiler with integrated third brake light, a dark chrome tailpipe finisher and a shark-fin antenna in place of the regular car’s bee-sting item.

Step aboard and you’ll be greeted by a new grey and yellow colour scheme that extends to the diamond-stitched leather gear knob and full leather seats.

Perforated leather is to be found on the door panels, the armrests get a high-gloss finish and under your feet are floor mats with Designer Edition emblems. The eight-inch Multimedia Navigation touch-screen gets a customised start-up image.

Everything else is status quo as per the regular 4WD variant, including the 150 PS/197 Nm 2.0 litre MIVEC engine, INVECS-III CVT with six virtual ratios, shift paddles, cruise control, panoramic roof, keyless entry, auto lights and wipers, plus front and rear parking sensors with reverse camera.

Three airbags (dual frontal+driver’s knee), ABS, EBD, traction control, ASC and Hill Start Assist make up the safety arsenal.

“The different shades of grey used in the ASX Designer Edition represent the strength and toughness of the ASX, signifying its suitability for on- or off-road conditions,” said Rizalman.

“We introduced yellow as an element of fun and contrast, especially in the interior, thus making the ASX Designer Edition an SUV that truly stands out even in challenging conditions.”

Locally-assembled (CKD) at Tan Chong Motor Assemblies’ Segambut plant, the Mitsubishi ASX Designer Edition goes for RM131,801.50, OTR without insurance (or RM135,515.30 with insurance) – only about three grand up on the regular ASX 4WD.

A five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty, along with two years’ free service (offered on all ASX models since February this year) are offered, and options include a Chrome Package for RM1,799 and an Interior Package for RM899.