2020 Mitsubishi ASX, Outlander Sport, RVR Preview – Geneva Motor Show Debut

By Steve & Tamami Laser

Mitsubishi is planning to introduce a revamped 2020 model year ASX at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The compact crossover is called Outlander Sport in America and goes by the name RVR in Japan.

The biggest design change can be seen up front where 2020 models receive new styling that reflects Mitsubishi’s current “Dynamic Shield” design.

The bold new front fascia with its squared horizontal and vertical line treatment is said to express strength and toughness while LED lighting elements add a sophisticated look.

New LED combination lights enhance the familiar appearance of the rear styling while a “skid plate” has been positioned below the bumper to match the similar treatment up front.

As the third best-selling model in the automaker’s global lineup, Mitsubishi has sold more than 1.32 million combined units of the ASX/RVR/Outlander Sport in some 90 countries since its debut a decade ago.

Under the hood, Mitsubishi plans to offer a 2.0-liter MIVEC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine in the European ASX. It’s teamed with a 5-speed manual gearbox or Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with “6-speed” Sports Mode with front or all-wheel drive.

While we’re waiting for more details to be revealed in Geneva, the last tidbit of news focuses on the interior. Improved Smartphone-linked Display Audio features more advanced connectivity while the screen size is increased from seven to eight inches.

News source and photos courtesy of Mitsubishi Motors Corp.

Note: Product information is preliminary and subject to change without notice

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