The Wrong Fuel Rescue guide to the Mitsubishi ASX


Picture all the benefits of a spacious SUV, and combine them with the agility of a swift, smaller car. This is one way to think of the Mitsubishi ASX model, celebrated for its spacious interior, world-class performance, leading technology, and the latest safety features. Read the Wrong Fuel Rescue guide to the Mitsubishi ASX for a run-through on the top features and power capabilities of this novel compact SUV.


The Mitsubishi ASX


At first glance, the shining Mitsubishi ASX – which comes in a variety of colours such as White Pearl and Red Diamond – looks like a force to be reckoned with. This can be largely attributed to the model’s dramatic new face which contains noteworthy LED headlamps featuring built-in LED Daytime Running Lamps as well as LED Fog Lamps. The vehicle’s distinguished grille and stark, and strong body lines also draw eyes towards it.


Drivers of the Mitsubishi ASX will also enjoy the electrically adjustable fold-away mirrors that feature an indicator light to make parking an easy process. When it comes to aesthetics, the rear spoiler with a high-mounted stop lamp makes this vehicle a competitor to elite vehicles that adopt a similar appearance, such as the Mazda CX5. Perhaps one of the most attractive features of the ASX is the fitted full-length panoramic glass roof from which anyone in the vehicle can enjoy the view.


Naturally, the glass comes with effective UV protective coating, LED illumination with distinct brightness settings as well as a cover that can be opened and closed with the mere touch of a button. This model entered the market in 2010 and since then has remained one of the top sellers when it comes to compact SUVs. It made a huge splash at the Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland in its year of arrival, and was deemed worthy to follow in the footsteps of its predecessor, the bulkier Mitsubishi Outlander model.


The Mitsubishi ASX has received a number of updates and developments since its first launch. Mainly, an update in 2013 which fitted the vehicle with its panoramic glass roof, auto rain and auto light sensors, GPS navigation as well as top-notch Bluetooth connectivity.


The Wrong Fuel Rescue guide to the interior of the Mitsubishi ASX


Stepping inside the Mitsubishi ASX, you will be met with some of the latest car technology on the market. Parking is made a dream with the rear view camera and chromatic rear view mirror and there is no need to worry about height when it comes to the tilt and telescopic adjustable steering column, which allows for an easy change in steering wheel height and a comfortable driving experience. On the steering wheel, the Mitsubishi ASX features multiple functions, such as cruise and audio controls.


The car also features a Bluetooth system with hands-free voice control and a multi-information display. You will have no problem connecting your android or IOS devices to the smart system to play your favourite tunes or podcasts during your journeys. There is also no need to suffer the hottest of days with the vehicle’s advanced automatic air-conditioning unit to keep you perfectly cool.


The USB and accessory socket are available to house any gadgets that spark your interest – we at Wrong Fuel Rescue recommend you make sure to check that the ports or charging points are compatible for the car before you purchase them to avoid any disappointment. You will never have to worry about your electronics running out of battery on a journey ever again in this vehicle.


When it comes to seating, the Mitsubishi ASX does not run short. There is more than enough space for five adults to travel comfortably in the spacious interior. All seats consist of luxurious leather, and the front seats are heated. In the rear, the seats are split 60/40. For the driver’s convenience, the seat can be adjusted electrically with great ease to ensure a most pleasant drive. We at Wrong Fuel Rescue consider the Mitsubishi ASX to be the ultimate family car!


The Mitsubishi ASX is the perfect vehicle with which to embark on a long trip, due to its spacious boot that allows plenty of storage space for any overpacked suitcases. In fact, it comprises 442 litres of space. If you are travelling with your significant other or one friend, the back seats can be laid flat to create a whopping 1193 litres of space.


The Wrong Fuel Rescue guide to the Mitsubishi ASX engine and performance


Some argue that the Mitsubishi ASX is the bridge between robust off-roaders and more conventional passenger vehicles. This model is renowned for its quiet and smooth driving as well as its improved on-road execution. The ASX functions with a 2.0 litre engine which uses a lightweight, aluminium block to ensure the finest performance. In addition, the Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing electronic control system (known as MIVEC) guarantees the most opportune valve timing during both high and low rev ranges which increases the vehicle’s responsiveness while driving.


Mitsubishi Motors has spent many years developing technologies that control valve timing with the goal of lowering fuel consumption and exhaust emissions while at the same time achieving higher power output. First used in the Mirage in 1992, the MIVEC engine has been subjected to much study and development to get it to where it is today – functional and effective.


Producing a total of 110kW of power at 6000rpm is the 1998cc 4-cylinder multi-point fuel injection system, that also ensures 197 Nm of torque at 4200rpm. This innovative engine assures a fuel economy of around 7.5 litres per 100km. The ASX has a tank with a capacity of 63 litres– which due to the abovementioned fuel efficiency, allows for an astounding 800km or more on a single tank.


The Mitsubishi ASX is available in a 5-speed manual as well as an automatic 6-step CVT. The CVT, also known as a continuously variable transmission, is an automatic transmission that has the ability to change harmoniously through a continuous span of gear ratios. CVTs are usually used in automobiles, scooters, snowmobiles, tractors as well as most earthmoving equipment.


Generally, there are three distinct types of transmissions. Most of us have heard of the classic manual and automatic transmissions. The CVT, however, is the newest type of transmission – and is often called the “shiftless transmission” and can be likened to an automatic in several ways. Although it depends largely on the vehicle in question, as well as the personal preferences of the driver, a CVT is known to provide a smoother drive when compared to a traditional automatic transmission. Further, CVTs are also said to be advantageous in terms of fuel-efficiency.


The Wrong Fuel Rescue guide to the Mitsubishi ASX safety features


Those driving in the Mitsubishi ASX can rest easy knowing their safety was at the forefront during the design and manufacturing process of this stylish and sturdy vehicle. The ASX is fitted out with a plethora of safety technologies and systems to make it as safe as possible. Equipped with a 7 airbag-system as well as a range of both active and passive safety technology, this Mitsubishi is a wise choice when it comes to road safety and keeping loved ones safe while traveling.


All modern Mitsubishi models are designed with the RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body construction. RISE is Mitsubishi’s patented body construction system which was first introduced in the Mitsubishi Galant of 1996. It was designed with the aim of bettering passive safety but over the years has undergone a wide variety of developments in order for it to electronically combine each and every aspect of the vehicle’s passive and active safety features.


RISE is a system that amalgamates the energy-absorbing front of the car and the rear section with a rigid and secure occupant cell that provides a high level of protection in the event of an accident. High tensile steel reinforcing bars within the doors and energy-absorbing material in the roof rails and side pillars are some elements of this safety system that work to keep occupants safe should an accident occur.


The Mitsubishi ASX is also fully equipped with electronic traction control – a safety feature that is not new on the scene but is considered necessary in our modern day. The traction control system uses the same sensors as the anti-lock braking system in order to prevent wheelspin which can be highly dangerous in many situations. Such is the case with many safety features, this one runs in the background and is hard to notice. Regardless, any vehicle fitted with this feature is unarguably safer than one without.


The ASX also features a hill start assist, brake pedal recession protection, side impact protection bars as well as whiplash injury reduction seats. The latter feature serves to reduce whiplash injury in the case of low-speed rear-impact accidents. They work by reducing the motion between the seat occupant’s head and torso through a number of parameters of seat structure and other countermeasures.


In order to assist with safe reversing and parking, the rear view camera feature is a valuable addition to the vehicle. It automatically appears on the multi-display screen once the reverse gear has been engaged. The camera produces a high resolution that allows great visibility as well as a wide field of vision – and can easily become the perfect parking assistant.


The ASX can be unlocked with a simple touch to the door handles within a 70cm radius of the vehicle using a unique Smart Key as part of the ASX’s keyless operating system. Once inside, it can be brought to life with a button ignition. This can all be done without even removing the key from your pocket!


The Wrong Fuel Rescue guide to adding the wrong fuel to your Mitsubishi ASX


No matter how confident we may feel in filling up our vehicles, sometimes accidents happen. Thankfully, we at Wrong Fuel Rescue can reduce your fuel disaster to a mere inconvenience. All Mitsubishi ASX models from 2018 onwards are available in regular unleaded petrol and diesel, and there are a few tell-tale signs of having filled up with the wrong fuel. If you have put petrol in your diesel Mitsubishi ASX, you may notice one or more of the following:


  • Excessive smoke emerging from the exhaust
  • An illuminated engine warning light
  • A loud and very noticeable “knocking” sound that occurs while driving or while the engine is idle
  • Ineffective acceleration and sub-par performance
  • The vehicle battles to start
  • The engine fails altogether


If you have filled up your Petrol Mitsubishi ASX with Diesel you may notice the following:


  • Excess smoke from the exhaust
  • The engine frequently cutting out
  • A feeling of “jerking” while driving as a result of the engine misfiring
  • A failure to start the car at all


Should you find yourself in our areas of operation during your wrong fuel scenario, know that we at Wrong Fuel Rescue are ready to help you with your predicament and get you back on the road in as little amount of time as possible.