The ASX is most likely Mitsubishi’s most attractive global product right now catering to every major market with its compact size and crossover platform. The nimble little vehicle has also begun being produced in China at the old Changsha factory.
The start of production follows the establishment of a new Joint Venture between Mitsubishi and Guangzou Auto, who recently aquired Changsha Auto, the company that had the previous Joint Venture with the Japanese.
The ASX will be assembled with either a 1.6-liter or a 2.0-liter engine mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox or a CVT.
Amazingly, the start of production comes at a time where Japanese cars are at their least popular, and the ASX, with its semi-premium price tag is likely to lag behind its rival. However, his new partnership with Guangzhou could lead to further Mitsubishi models being produced locally, increasing their price competitiveness.