2019 Mitsubishi ASX, Outlander PHEV, Eclipse Cross updates announced

September 5, 2018

Mitsubishi Australia is bolstering its SUV range, announcing the arrival of the 2019 ASX, Outlander PHEV and Eclipse Cross range. The latter two welcome a new ES entry-level variant.

Starting with the 2019 Mitsubishi ASX, the company has decided to provide the 2.0-litre petrol engine for all variants as standard. All variants are also front-wheel drive, as opposed to the outgoing lineup which was offered with a diesel and four-wheel drive option. The 2.0L petrol produces 110kW and 197Nm, and we’ve previously timed 0-100km/h in 9.62 seconds. Fuel economy on the combined cycle is rated at 7.6L/100km for FWD models.

Three variant lines are being offered, ranging from the ES, LS, to the top Exceed. All come with 18-inch alloy wheels, rear-view camera, and a 7.0-inch touch-screen media interface with digital radio. Going for the LS adds some advanced safety tech, such as lane departure warning and autonomous emergency braking, while the Exceed adds rear cross-traffic alert, a glass roof, leather, and power driver’s seat, among other things (see below for highlights).

Sitting just beside the ASX in the showroom is the Eclipse Cross. Mitsubishi has announced a new entry level ES model to the range, expanding the lineup to four with the LS, Exceed and Exceed AWD. All are powered by a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine producing 110kW and 250Nm. We’ve previously timed 0-100km/h in 9.29 seconds.

Th new ES comes standard with autonomous emergency braking, a six-speaker stereo, touch-screen media interface, as well as a rear-view camera, LED running lights, a roof spoiler, and 18-inch alloy wheels. This variant helps broaden the market reach of the Eclipse Cross thanks to a lower price point.

Also new to the showroom is the Outlander PHEV ES. It’s available with the Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) safety pack, essentially replacing the PHEV LS from before. The safety pack comes with autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning.

To help separate the MY2019 from the outgoing range, an updated front bumper bar has been brought in, a new-look twin-blade grille, fresh 18-inch alloy wheels, and there’s been some revisions to the interior. The interior now features a centre console with a soft armrest, one-touch power windows for the driver, redesigned seats, rear climate vents, and illuminated power window switches.

All updates are now on sale around Australia. See below for the starting prices (excludes on-roads), and further below for the highlight features for each model.

2019 Mitsubishi ASX ES manual – $23,490
2019 Mitsubishi ASX ES auto – $25,490
2019 Mitsubishi ASX ES auto with ADAS – $26,990
2019 Mitsubishi ASX LS auto – $27,990
2019 Mitsubishi ASX Exceed auto – $30,990

2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES auto – $29,990

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV ES – $45,990
2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV ES with ADAS – $45,990
2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Exceed – $47,490

2019 Mitsubishi ASX highlights:

ES:

  • 18-inch silver alloy wheels
  • Daylight Running Lamps (DRLs)
  • Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA)
  • 7-inch colour touch screen
  • Digital Audio Broadcast radio (DAB)
  • 7 airbags
  • ABS, Active Stability Control, EBD and Traction Control
  • Reverse camera
  • 2 ISOFIX child seat restraints
  • 2 USB ports
  • Rear cargo cover

Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) option pack:

  • Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
  • Lane Change Assist (LCA)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Reversing sensors
  • Dusk sensing headlamps
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Electro-chromatic mirror
  • Door mirrors with indicator lamp
  • Front fog lamps

LS (ES, plus):

  • Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Reverse sensors
  • Two-tone 18”inch alloy wheels
  • Auto high beam
  • Combined fabric and leather-look seat trim
  • Smart key with one-touch start
  • Leather-look door trim
  • Electro-chromatic mirror
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Dusk sensing headlamps

Exceed (LS, plus):

  • Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
  • Lane Change Assist (LCA)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Panoramic glass roof
  • Leather seat trim
  • Heater front seats
  • Driver power seat
  • 6-speaker audio
  • Chrome exhaust tip

2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross highlights

ES:

  • 1.5-litre direct injection turbocharged petrol engine
  • CVT transmission with Sport mode, manual override and paddle shifters
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • Stylish 5-seat interior
  • Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM)
  • 7 airbags
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Auto High Beam
  • Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA)
  • Six speakers
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs)
  • Reverse camera
  • Front fog lamps
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Roof spoiler

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV highlights

New for 2019:

  • Front and rear bumper styling
  • New-look twin-blade grille
  • 18-inch alloy wheel design
  • Centre console with soft pad leather armrest
  • One-touch power window operation (driver’s door)
  • Illuminated power window switches
  • New design seats
  • Rear air-conditioning outlet
  • Speed limiter

ES:

  • Silver pinstripe detailing on dash on door trim
  • New leatherette and microsuede seat trim

Optional ADAS safety pack:

  • Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Auto High Beam (AHB)
  • Electro-chromatic mirror

Exceed:

  • High beam LED headlamp
  • LED fog lamp bezel change
  • High grade leather seat
  • Carbon fibre design and silver pinstripe dash and door trim
  • Black headliner

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.