2020 Mitsubishi ASX in Geneva hints at new Outlander Sport in US

Considering the Outlander Sport is a rebadged ASX, it's all but a given.


The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross might be the new hotness as far as Mitsu's SUVs are concerned in the US, but the Outlander Sport is still kickin'. And now, a new reveal in Geneva previews what we can expect to land on our own shores later.

Mitsubishi has unveiled its new ASX crossover ahead of its debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March. Considering the ASX is also sold in the US as the Outlander Sport, what you see here will land in the US later this year, according to a quick chat with a Mitsubishi spokesperson.

Gone is the not-so-hot nose of yore, and in its place is a sleeker, sharper front end that relies on the newer design language seen on the Eclipse Cross and Outlander. It's more upright and more aggressive. Out back, the design is closer to the old ASX/Outlander Sport, but with revised taillights and a revised rear bumper. The side has a strong character line running near the door handles, too. It's a good look.

Mitsubishi's new design language is so much better than the last one.


The interior's refresh is mild, but noticeable. The center console is a bit more rectilinear, and the 7-inch infotainment screen has been swapped out in favor of an 8-incher. It can even display video stored on USB drives while the vehicle is stationary. Mitsubishi will soon release a companion app that allows users to check fuel levels and maintenance schedules without being in the car, too.

In Europe, the ASX will sport a 2.0-liter I4 mated to either a five-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission. Considering Mitsubishi is also calling Geneva the home of the Outlander Sport's debut, we'll likely find out more information about US powertrains closer to the show itself, which takes place in early March.

This isn't the only thing Mitsubishi has in store for Geneva. It will also unveil the oddly named Engelberg Tourer Concept, which takes the ASX's styling and amplifies it in just about every way. Expect this one to be electrified.

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