A few years ago, Mitsubishi said it wouldn’t continue to sell cars in Europe. Shortly afterwards, the Japanese automaker announced a partnership with Renault in which the French automaker will provide the platform for two new small cars.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the first one: the new 2023 Mitsubishi ASX, which is basically a Renault Captur with Mitsubishi badging. The only exterior thing that is different is the front grille; it now has new chromed trim. Otherwise, all the parts are from a Captur.

Just like the Renault brother, the new ASX will have an analog cluster with a 4.2-inch display between the gauges, but optionally a 7-inch instrumental display or a 10.25-inch for the top variant. The standard infotainment screen has a 7-inch diagonal, but you can update it to a 9.3-inch.

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Mitsubishi will offer a 1.0-liter engine with 90 horsepower or a 1.3-liter mild-hybrid unit with 138 horsepower. There will also be a 1.3-liter mild-hybrid with a seven-speed transmission that can deliver 156 horsepower.

If you are looking for a full hybrid ASX, you’ll be able to pick from a 1.6-liter, 141-hp conventional hybrid or from a plug-in hybrid variant with 160 hp. This one also uses the same 1.6-liter petrol unit. It has an electric range of around 50 kilometers.