The 2022 Mitsubishi ASX is a small crossover available for limited markets. Well, you can find it elsewhere under a different nameplate. It belongs to the Mitsubishi RVR family, as well as the Outlander Sport, the more familiar vehicle for buyers in North America. The vehicle was updated with a couple of things for this season. The current generation is more than 10 years old. The first-ever RVR rolled out in 1991 and six years after we saw the second series that lasted until 2010. So, the fourth generation might be presented in foreseeable future.
Meanwhile, the 2022 YM is coming unchanged, with minor updates of the color palette and trim level lineup. We saw the Limited and Black editions on the Outlander Sport. Now, the 2022 Mitsubishi ASX and RVR will also bring a few novelties to their fans. The competition is tough and we’ll see the crossover fighting for its place with Suzuki Vitara, Ford Kuga, Nissan Qashqai, Peugeot 2008…
The Mitsubishi RVR, the main nameplate, which includes both ASX and Outlander Sport, will offer four petrol units and three oil burners. All of them are turbodiesel. A 2.0-liter gasoline unit is the most common powertrain you will find. The 2022 Mitsubishi ASX will offer 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. It is also available on the base version of the Outlander Sport in the US. The engine is mated to a CVT gearbox and sends power to front wheels. The gas mileage is not impressive for such a small model.
Optionally, the 2022 Mitsubishi ASX is available with a 1.6-liter petrol displacement, which is the most affordable version in the market. Well, not too many buyers will be crazy about its performance. The setup is good for 115 hp and 110 lb-ft. Engineers paired it with a manual transmission and the crossover accelerates 0-60 mph in 11.5 seconds.
A 1.8-liter four-cylinder gasoline configuration was available when the RVR hit the new generation. However, the company dropped the engine and now it might include it for the 2022 Mitsubishi ASX. It will be a nice option at 150 horsepower. The most powerful configuration is centered around a 2.4-liter mill. With 170 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque, it provides a smooth ride and punchy acceleration. In the US, this is the powerplant for the Outlander Sport GT, which uses only all-wheel drive.
Outside the US (not available on Outlander Sport), we find a few popular setups based on diesel units. A 1.6-liter is the entry-level mill. This turbodiesel is good for 110 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is a power router. The DI-D Cleartec configuration is very efficient, consuming only 4.2 liters of oil per 100 km on the open road. That is 55 mpg in US units.
A 1.8-liter turbodiesel is increasing outputs to 150 horsepower and 230 lb-ft. It consumes more fuel but decreases 0-60 mph time to 9 seconds. The diesel engine we meet the most is a 2.2-liter turbo-four. It is paired with six-speed auto transmission, sends power to all wheels, and consumes 6 liters of fuel every 100 km (combined). That is about 39 mpg.
2022 Mitsubishi ASX Hybrid
The company is not considering adding a hybrid engine any time soon. Outlander is one of the most efficient systems in the world, but its smaller sibling returns nice outputs even in the base form. On the compact crossover, the hybrid setup enhances both power and gas mileage. For the subcompact vehicle, it is not needed. Whoever needs more power will opt for a larger SUV, while the fuel economy is already on a high level. The only reason why we could see the 2022 Mitsubishi ASX hybrid is the emissions of diesel mills. This system would definitely decrease the amount of gas the engine throws out.
Where to Buy 2022 Mitsubishi ASX?
Mitsubishi fans got used to seeing the same vehicles under different nameplates in various markets. The RVR is the base model, which arrived in 2010. This was the brand for Japan, Korea, and Canada, while buyers in other Asian countries, Europe and South America, could find it as the ASX. Soon, Outlander Sport joined the US lineup. So, if you are going after the 2022 Mitsubishi ASX, you will find it in Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia, New Zealand. Most units for South America are produced in Brazil. For the rest of the world, the ASX comes from China and Indonesia. US plant is in Illinois, while the Japanese market is covered by domestic factories.