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Mitsubishi teases possible ASX successor, under consideration for Australia


The new compact SUV from Mitsubishi, likely based on the futuristic XFC Concept, is set to debut on August 10 at the Indonesia Auto Show 

Mitsubishi is getting closer to pulling the covers off its next product – a compact SUV that could be the eventual replacement of the current ASX small SUV

While we can’t see the full car just yet, Mitsubishi has teased images of the vehicle’s LED front and rear lights and badging – all of which look a lot like the XFC concept that debuted eight months ago.  

The new SUV, which remains unnamed for now, is set to go on sale in the ASEAN market, which encompasses Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Malaysia, just to name a few. 

2023 Mitsubishi compact SUV rear end badge teaser
Mitsubishi has teased its next compact SUV, which is unnamed for now

Mitsubishi Motors Australia has said that it “is working closely with Mitsubishi Motor Corporation on the future model portfolio and this includes the small SUV segment where ASX has been a stalwart. MMAL will confirm its plans in due course”. 

Although unconfirmed, it’s likely that the next generation of the ASX could morph into this model in a not-so-distant future. 

It’s not yet revealed if the new Mitsubishi compact SUV will be ICE, hybrid or full-electric powered. 

2023 Mitsubishi compact SUV front end badge teaser
Front and rear light design is similar to the XFC concept from last year

What do we know so far about the new Mitsubishi SUV?

Mitsubishi has said that its new compact SUV is going to be fitted as standard with four drive modes – normal, wet, gravel and mud – and will have 222mm of ground clearance (2mm more than the current Subaru Crosstrek). 

Active yaw control, which works by adjusting driving force to the front left and right wheels, along with traction control and power steering control, will be standard. 

Mitsubishi XFC concept rear 3/4
The 2022 Mitsubishi XFC concept

One of the most anticipated features is a Dynamic Yamaha-tuned sound system that adjusts depending on the speed of the vehicle, “delivering lively bass and clear mid and high tones even when driving on a rough surface”.

The teaser images look much like the same features and design elements found on the Mitsubishi XFC concept that debuted last year, with its signature tail light design and light-up exhaust surrounds. 

Inside, a modern curved screen has been shown on the XFC concept, along with a sculpted gear shifter.

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