The Mitsubishi XR-PHEV is offering a preview of a future compact crossover which is believed to be the replacement for the ASX.
Mitsubishi didn’t really have anything new for the 2015 Geneva Motor Show so the same old XR-PHEV was on display at its booth. The model in question was also seen at the 2014 Paris Motor Show but it was really introduced back in 2013, during the Tokyo Motor Show. The one-off vehicle was initially believed to offer a preview of a future Outlander generation but according to a recent report, this will become a compact crossover, meaning that we are looking at the next generation of the popular ASX.
The Mitsubishi XR-PHEV has been slightly reworked and it is now coming with different door openings that resemble a production car, with a revised glasshouse with longer and taller side windows, with revamped front and rear ends and several other tweaks. The new XR-PHEV II, as it is being called, has a complete interior which is closer to production. The model is 75 mm longer, 100 mm wider and 55 mm lower than the current ASX and it is taking its power from a 1.1 liter turbocharged 3-cylinder petrol engine, producing 100 kW, backed up by an electric motor, generating 120 kW, and a 14 kWh battery. Rumor has it that the new generation of the ASX will be introduced sometimes next year. More details on the topic remain unknown at this time.