Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with?
The ASX is available in five models across two grades. The entry level LS comes in both FWD petrol and AWD diesel form, as does the XLS.
The (rrp) price range extends from $25,000 to $37,000 (Mitsubishi doesn't quote an across-the-board drive away price).
The base LS petrol has the option of a six-speed manual transmission for a price of $25,000 or a CVT for $27,000, while the $31,500 FWD XLS is continuously variable transmission (CVT) only.
At the top of the price list, the $32,500 AWD LS and $37,000 XLS diesels come with a traditional six-speed automatic option only.
The LS models are equipped with climate control air conditioning, reversing camera with parking sensors, keyless entry, a 6.1-inch multimedia screen with Bluetooth (no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, though it offers ‘iPod control’), while our interior photos show manual seats with cloth trim and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Halogen headlights and foglights feature on the revised front end – but Mitsubishi has deleted the LED daytime running lamps of the previous models.
The top of the range XLS adds smart keyless entry and push button start, auto lights and wipers, a 7.0-inch colour multimedia screen with GPS sat nav, iPod and Bluetooth connectivity (no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto) and a panoramic roof.
The multimedia system still incorporates a CD player sound system with six speakers.
It also gets steering wheel-mounted audio and phone controls, leather trim, a rear view camera and sensors and heated front seats.
Both cars miss out on modern electronic aids like radar cruise, AEB, rear cross traffic alert and lane departure warning, and the platform is too old for the systems to be fitted should the car be updated again.
It also comes with 18-inch rims as standard, along with a space saver spare wheel.
When it comes to colours the palette includes solid white, 'Starlight Silver', 'Cool Silver', red, 'Lightning Blue', 'Titanium Grey' and black. Sadly for lovers of autumn tones, there's no orange or brown on offer.