2018 Mitsubishi ASX EVO Hybrid Release Date and Future

The 2018 Mitsubishi ASX EVO is going to be a compact crossover for the younger population. Exciting and with great driving mechanics, this is an excellent choice for fans of small SUVs. However, it can deliver a nice amount of power and torque. Also, its design is appealing, with a combination of Outlander and some sports sedans.

The most notable changes for 2018 ASX EVO are coming for architecture. The crossover is going to be lighter thanks to diet. Aluminum and carbon-fiber are making SUV economical. Also, shiny details in the cabin are boosting elegance and overall ride quality.

2018 Mitsubishi ASX EVO side

2018 Mitsubishi ASX EVO Future

The idea of a hybrid version of the ASX crossover is alive for a while. Now, we will see it as performance vehicle as 2018 Mitsubishi ASX EVO. Although concept exists for few years, it seems that production date is almost there. Development of the hybrid powertrain is almost over, and it will exploit all-wheel drive. With it, Mitsubishi will start a new era of their vehicles, especially SUV class. In 2014 ASX had record numbers in sales, but couldn’t maintain this swing in next couple of years. Now, with EVO plug-in, things are to be changed.

2018 Mitsubishi ASX EVO Release Date

It is still questionable when will 2018 Mitsubishi ASX EVO appear. Experts believe that final preparations are currently in the company. As soon as we step into 2018, a hybrid version of crossover is likely to debut at some big car show. Nevertheless, it could take few months, so fans shouldn’t be worried if it doesn’t come in the first quarter of the year. The delay is also possible, because this is the new model, and final presentation must be perfect.

 

2018 Mitsubishi ASX EVO rear

How much Mitsubishi ASX EVO hybrid costs?

The hybrid version of the crossover is going to cost as much as the top conventional model. At this moment, that is diesel XLS variant, with a price tag of $37,000. Mitsubishi ASX EVO could be closer to $40,000 in 2018.

2018 Mitsubishi ASX EVO Design and Interior

The ASX is one of the most aggressive crossovers in the market. The 2018 Mitsubishi ASX EVO is going to use the same shell and design solutions. That will make an SUV both aesthetic and functional. By combining visual elements of Outlander and vehicles from other classes, the mix is offering something unique.

2018 Mitsubishi ASX EVO interior

Especially interesting is the rear end with sharp lines and edges. Also, up front, we can see LED lights and grille creating the futuristic nose. It is complete with a black bumper and large air intakes. Inside, Mitsubishi ASX EVO will combine parts from standard models. Most of them will come from the top of the class XLS. However, a hybrid SUV will bring novelties. Some of them are navigation as a standard feature, more safety systems, and driver assists equipment.

2018 Mitsubishi ASX EVO Hybrid Drivetrain

We believe engineers are going to combine a 2.0-l petrol unit with two electric batteries. Alone, the engine is good for 150 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque. We still don’t know how many ponies and pounds will be added to the plug-in. The ASX is a fuel-friendly crossover with combined fuel economy of around 32 mpg. With a hybrid, it will easily reach 40 mpg.

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