CHARACTERISTICS OF MITSUBISHI AXS The model, whose visual appearance changes slightly depending on the level of equipment, faces significant changes in the cabin.
Mitsubishi, the Japanese representative of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, has unveiled the ASX SUV model. With the introduction of the car, which will be sold in Europe next year, a fact that surprised fans of the brand emerged. So much so that all the features of the new ASX, except for the markings, are the same as the Renault Captur. In fact, there is no need for the Renault logo to be hidden in the image of the car on the digital instrument panel, which is considered as a Captur car.
There is no trace of the unique design of the ASX in the new generation. All aspects of the Mitsubishi ASX except the logo are exactly the same as the Renault Captur.
FEATURES OF MITSUBISHI AXS
The model, whose visual appearance changes slightly depending on the level of equipment, faces significant changes in the cabin.
For example, the entry-level ASX comes standard with an analog instrument cluster. In the car’s advanced equipment package, there is a 7.0-inch digital instrument panel and a 10.25-inch infotainment system.
On the other hand, the Japanese brand did not feel the need to hide that it took all the features that Captur has. So much so that the Renault logo is in the image of the car on the digital dashboard of the car, which is also taken from the Captur.
However, there is a possibility that the logo in question will change with a software update when the car goes on sale.
Like all its components, the power units are the same as the Captur, and petrol, hybrid and plug-in hybrid engines will be used in the ASX.
The car, which will be sold with a 1-litre three-cylinder petrol engine at the entry level, will be offered with a 1.3-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
In the hybrid version, a 1.6-liter gasoline engine and 2 electric motors serve. In this power unit, a 1.3 kWh battery drives the engine, while a 10.5 kWh battery works in the plug-in hybrid version.
According to the statement, the production address of the car will be the same as Captur, and it will be Renault’s Spanish factory.
NEW ROAD MAP DECIDED IN 2020
In 2020, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance had evolved a new partnership model that would support competitiveness and profitability.
In a statement released at the time, it was noted that the alliance partners will benefit from the “leader-follower” principle to enhance efficiency and competitiveness in their products and technologies.
In line with the plan, it is aimed for each member to work to increase the competitiveness of partners by leading the regions that have strong strategic advantages.
While the new strategy of the union is expected to reduce the cost of the investment model by up to 40 percent, within the framework of the plan, Nissan leads in China, North America and Japan, Renault in Europe, Russia, South America and North Africa. and Mitsubishi in the Oceania region. will be in place.
According to the statement, the renewal of the C-SUV segment of the alliance will be led by Nissan, while the renewal of the B-SUV segment in Europe will be led by Renault.
The new triple alliance map also affected Turkey. In this context, the Mitsubishi Colt model will be produced at the Oyak-Renault factories in Bursa and exported to Europe.
The Colt, which will share the same platform and power units with the Renault Clio, will be produced in Turkey and sent to Europe in 2023.
Therefore, Mitsubishi’s development of the new ASX from the Renault Captur can be considered as the result of a new alliance strategy.