The ES is the base grade in the Mitsubishi ASX range with a list price of $23,490 for the manual gearbox, and the CVT auto version commanding another $2000.

Sitting below the previous LS entry-level in the three-grade line-up, the ES comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED running lights, air-conditioning, display screen with reversing camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a four-speaker stereo and digital radio.

Powering the ES is a 110kW/197Nm 2.0-litre petrol engine – the same unit that you now find in all ASXs, and all cars in the range are front-wheel drive.

The ASX ES can also be optioned with the $1500 'ADAS' safety pack bringing AEB, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert and reversing sensors.