Perhaps one of the more senior models in Mitsubishi’s lineup, the ASX, is going to be replaced in the near future.
Launched in 2010, the Mitsubishi ASX is now a 7-year old product in a rather competitive segment. That could soon change, as Mitsubishi Motors Corporation corporate vice-president of product strategy Vincent Cobee said that a replacement model is “not far” from being revealed.
Speaking to GoAuto, he said that the new generation ASX will not simply be a rebadged model from the Nissan-Mitsubishi-Renault Alliance as the ASX is one of the company’s core models.
Mr Cobee said that the upcoming ASX could share its platform from the Alliance, though the new model will have its own unique Mitsubishi flavour. “We can borrow assets from the Alliance, but we want to cook them in a way that represents the Mitsubishi brand,” he told GoAuto.
He also added that platform components will be shared with other Alliance models as much as possible to maximize modularity, but development will be done by Mitsubishi.
Timing for the new ASX remains unknown in this point of time, but Mr Cobee did mention that Mitsubishi will refresh the Pajero Sport before working on other models.
“We are working on the next Outlander, which will come in some years … so we launched Eclipse Cross, we launch Triton, we touch on Pajero Sport, and then the two missing ones are Outlander and ASX, and they will come in continuation, so we’re talking some years, but not a lot of years,” he said.