It’s one of Paris Motor Show’s least visible debuts — and justifiably so
The single visual upgrade of Mitsubishi's compact crossover is the addition of the new "Dynamic Shield" face. Previewed with the 2016 Outlander PHEV Concept-S show car, Dynamic Shield consists of "bold chromed streaks on either side of the grille shielding the Three-Diamond mark to create a 3D suggestion of motion," according to Mitsubishi.
Besides the new grille, the 2017MY Mitsubishi ASX gets a refreshed front bumper with a blacked-out central section. Other changes include the addition of thin black horizontal slats in the upper grille, which now connects with the headlamps.
The European-spec 2017 ASX also gains a shark fin antenna, a more supportive rear seat padding as well as a new seat material.
The cosmetic changes add to recent improvements for the ASX such as the addition of a 114 PS (112 hp) 1.6-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Available in 2WD or 4WD configurations, this engine variant features standard Auto Stop & Go.
The facelifted 2017 Mitsubishi ASX will reach European dealerships a few weeks after its Paris Motor Show debut.
Europe is Mitsubishi Motors' second global market for the ASX, with 237,564 units sold since launch. The compact SUV is the brand's second best-selling model in Europe behind the larger Outlander.