Mitsubishi ASX will be a classmate of the new Renault Captur
The Mitsubishi ASX actually wanted an replace: in spite of everything, the compact SUV was launched to the world in 2010, and since then there was no second era. Now the producer has unveiled a fully redesigned model for the European market. However, what folks didn’t count on was that the mannequin has change into, actually, a mouse of the new Renault Captur.
In reality, the new ASX is one other product of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi partnership. For those that do not know, these three manufacturers got here collectively to create merchandise and applied sciences. And, at the similar time, the Captur has already change into the second era in Europe: at the similar time, the similar island is the first product.
So any more, the Renault Captur and the new Mitsubishi ASX are actually the similar automobile, even in Europe. In phrases of design, the solely distinction between the two fashions is the entrance lace: in any other case the distinctions are restricted to the logos of every model and the logos.
On the mechanical facet, the new Mitsubishi ASX additionally shares the design of its “twin brother” Renault Captur. In Europe, there are spark, mild-hybrid, hybrid and plug-in hybrid engines. However, the mannequin doesn’t have an all-electric possibility.
Will the new Mitsubishi ASX be in-built Brazil?
It is simply too early to reply this query. It is value remembering that, whereas Renault and Nissan function straight in Brazil, Mitsubishi doesn’t work by itself in the nation: the model is represented by HPE Automotores. At the second, there isn’t any indication that the firm plans to import or difficulty a new ASX right here, however the transfer is prone to occur in the coming years.
HPE Automotores began promoting the previous Mitsubishi ASX in Brazil in 2010, via importation. In 2013, the firm started to assemble in Catalão (GO). The SUV left the native market in 2021, however the new model survived and was named Outlander Sport till 2022.
And the new Renault Captur?
This mannequin doesn’t come to Brazil. Around right here, the Captur did not make it in gross sales, partly as a result of of its proximity, dimension and value, to the Renault Duster. In addition, the European mannequin is midway via its life cycle (launch in 2019) and makes use of a totally different platform from its native counterpart.
The regional multinational firm is investing in the manufacturing of a smaller SUV, primarily based on the European Sandero, which is a era forward of its compatriot. The nationwide Renault Captur gained some updates final 12 months, so it will stay in the marketplace for a very long time.
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