Mitsubishi ASX 2020 MR and GSR pricing confirmed: Small SUV range expands with two new variants

Mitsubishi’s popular ASX small SUV has gained two new variants in its 2020 model year refresh, with the MR kicking off at $27,490 before on-road costs and the GSR from $30,490, and both landing in local showrooms from December.

Differentiating the pair from the rest of the ASX line-up, which starts at $24,990 for the manual ES, are a number of exterior and interior styling changes.

From the outside, blacked out 18-inch wheels can be seen, as well as a darkened front grille and door mirrors, with the GSR also receiving a rear spoiler and roof rails finished in the darker hue.

Inside, both grades gain aluminium pedals, privacy glass, and a leather-bound gear shifter and park brake, while the GSR also nets a six-speaker sound system, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, black headliner and micro-suede interior with contrast red stitching.

Keyless entry and a push-button start also feature on the MR and GSR variants.

As standard, the new ASX line-up is fitted with LED headlights, new square-shaped foglamps and an 8.0-inch multimedia touchscreen system that incorporates Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, digital radio and the reversing camera output.

Safety wise, the MR features forward collision mitigation (AEB), cruise control, hill-start assist, electrochromatic rearview mirror and automatic wipers, which are all now standard on the 2020 ASX range, as well as reversing sensors.

The GSR meanwhile, also counts lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic headlights and high beams on its spec list.

Powering the MR is a carryover 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing 110kW of power at 6000rpm and 197Nm of torque at 4200rpm.

The GSR is propelled by a new 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine – which can also be found in the top-spec $35,740 Exceed – that outputs 123kW of power at 6000rpm and 222Nm of torque from 4100rpm.

Both engines though send drive to the front wheels via a continuously variable automatic transmission, with the MR returning a 7.6 litres per 100km fuel economy rating, while the GSR is slightly thirster at 7.9L/100km.

As previously reported, the 2.4-litre engine made its way into the ASX from the Outlander thanks to its positive reception in the US.

The ASX is currently this year’s best-selling sub-$40,000 small SUV in Australia, amassing 17,688 new registrations to the end of October this year to lead from the Mazda CX-3 (12,671) and Hyundai Kona (11,114).

2020 Mitsubishi ASX pricing before on-road costs:

Model Price
ES – manual $24,990
ES – automatic $26,740
MR – automatic $27,490
LS – automatic $30,240
GSR – automatic $30,490
Exceed – automatic $35,740