There may be a new Mitsubishi ASX in Europe, but the same old model continues on in Australia – albeit with a new base model for 2023.

    The updated ASX range arrives at dealers in December.

    A new GS trim opens the range, priced at $23,990 before on-road costs in manual guise or $26,240 before on-roads with the CVT.

    Those prices are $1000 and $900 less than the outgoing ES manual and auto variants, though the ES’ 18-inch alloy wheels are swapped for 16-inch steel wheels.

    The GS also misses out on the leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, climate-control air-conditioning, and reverse parking sensors found on the outgoing ES.

    The name of the new base model is apt, as the ASX’s platform is known as the GS platform.

    The erstwhile base ES loses its manual transmission for 2023, while the surviving auto is $250 more expensive but gains a range of features from the defunct ES ADAS trim including automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers.

    However, it loses its leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter and illuminated vanity mirrors.

    MR and LS variants upgrade from a four- to a six-speaker sound system, while the MR gains automatic headlights, automatic high-beam, rear parking sensors and rain-sensing wipers.

    Prices for these variants are also up by $250, as are those for the unchanged GSR and Exceed.

    Though it remains extremely popular despite being over a decade old, the ASX has been overtaken in the sales race.

    To the end of September, it’s sitting at 9205 sales, putting it narrowly behind the Hyundai Kona (9453 sales) and further behind the Mazda CX-30 (11,978 sales) and MG ZS family (14,066 sales).


    • 2023 Mitsubishi ASX GS manual: $23,990
    • 2023 Mitsubishi ASX GS auto: $26,240
    • 2023 Mitsubishi ASX ES: $27,490
    • 2023 Mitsubishi ASX MR: $29,240
    • 2023 Mitsubishi ASX LS: $29,990
    • 2023 Mitsubishi ASX GSR: $32,240
    • 2023 Mitsubishi ASX Exceed: $34,740

    All prices exclude on-road costs.


    The 2023 Mitsubishi ASX uses a naturally aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine producing 110kW of power and 197Nm of torque, mated with either a five-speed manual (GS only) or continuously variable transmission (GS, ES, MR, LS).

    The ASX GSR and Exceed use a naturally aspirated 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine with 123kW and 222Nm, mated with a continuously variable transmission.


    The 2023 Mitsubishi ASX, when equipped with the 2.0-litre engine, uses 7.7L/100km in GS manual guise and 7.6L/100km in all other variants.

    ASX models with the 2.4-litre use 7.9L/100km.

    All models run on 91 RON regular unleaded fuel.


    The 2023 Mitsubishi ASX measures 4365mm long, 1640mm tall and 1810mm wide on a 2670mm wheelbase.

    Total luggage space is 393L, increasing to 1193L with the rear seats folded.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The 2023 Mitsubishi ASX requires servicing every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

    Mitsubishi often throws in two years of free servicing but otherwise offers ten years of capped price servicing, with most services costing $299 except for years six, eight and 10 which cost $599. If you service with Mitsubishi, your warranty is ten years or 200,000km, whichever comes first.

    Servicing out of network reduces that to five years and 100,000km.


    When the Mitsubishi ASX was tested by ANCAP in 2014, it received a rating of five stars.

    This rating was based on a frontal offset score of 14.13 out of 16 and a side impact score of 16 out of 16. Whiplash and pedestrian protection were rated Good and Acceptable, respectively.

    All 2023 Mitsubishi ASX models come standard with autonomous emergency braking, anti-lock brakes, and front, front-side and curtain airbags plus a driver’s knee airbag.

    LS, GSR and Exceed also feature lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

    Standard Equipment

    The base GS comes with the following standard features:

    • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • 16-inch wheels
    • Four-speaker sound system
    • LED headlights and daytime running lights
    • Reversing camera
    • Cruise control
    • Power windows
    • Electro-chromatic rear-view mirror

    Stepping up to the ES adds:

    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Fog lights
    • Automatic headlights
    • Automatic high-beam
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Rear parking sensors
    • Climate-control air-conditioning

    The MR adds the following:

    • Black-finish 18-inch alloy wheels, grille and exterior mirrors
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Red interior stitching

    The LS adds the following standard features over the ES:

    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Illuminated vanity mirrors
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Privacy glass
    • Roof rails

    The GSR adds the following standard features:

    • 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine
    • Microsuede and leather upholstery with red stitching
    • Black headliner
    • Aluminium pedals
    • Paddle shifters
    • Black-finish 18-inch alloy wheels, grille and exterior mirrors

    The range-topping Exceed also has the 2.4-litre engine but doesn’t include the GSR’s extra features, instead gaining the following over the LS:

    • 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels
    • Dark Argent grille
    • Auto-levelling headlights
    • Leather upholstery
    • Nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate premium sound system
    • Satellite navigation
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Heated front seats
    • Four-way power driver’s seat
    • Ambient lighting


    White is standard, with the following finishes optional:

    • White Diamond pearlescent
    • Black pearlescent
    • Red Diamond pearlescent
    • Lightning Blue pearlescent
    • Titanium metallic
    • Sterling Silver metallic
    • Sunshine Orange metallic (MR, GSR and Exceed only)

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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