So says respected Fairfax motoring writer Dave Moore.
Mitsubishi has added more choice to its ASX range with the arrival of a 2.2-litre automatic turbodiesel version.
According to the factory, says Dave, “the diesel is capable of returning a useful 5.8l/100km on the combined fuel economy cycle. Its relatively low compression ratio of 14.9:1 helps it meet stringent European diesel emission regulations at 150g/km CO2”.
ASX offers “city slicker and country cousin in one compelling package”, says Dave. Priced at $41,990 for the entry-point LS and $44,990 for the “all-the-fruit top-liner” Sport model, Dave reckons the ASX diesel is the “least expensive of all Japanese and European turbodiesel 4x4 automatic soft-roaders”.
ASX comes “loaded with all the safety and comfort features one would expect from a compact SUV”, he says,including a five-star NCAP safety rating.
Dave was specially impressed with the LS. “We’d advise you to be quick about this feller”, he said. “Mitsubishi simply isn’t going to get enough of them to fulfil demand”.
Read the full story at http://www.mmnz.co.nz/assets/ASXChristchurch-Press13072013.pdf