The ASX had a refresh two years ago and received this slightly funkier design. It has made the car look a lot more modern, but it doesn't hide the fact it came out 12 years ago, particularly on the inside.
The car I reviewed came in the 'Sunshine Orange' paint option, which I think helps it stand out. It was easy to find from a distance at the shopping centre, although the colour was a little divisive for my family.
The GSR comes with black finishes on the grille and spoiler to help give it a unique look in the range. It also has 18-inch black alloy wheels. When you add the metallic features near the door and the black roof racks, it helps tie the look of the GSR together.
Inside, the ASX has a practical and clean design, the GSR has a sportier look with red trim detailing on the fake suede and synthetic leather seats.
It also has the same type of material on the steering wheel and gear shift knob and chrome pedal covers as well.
There is quite a bit of plastic, but it's been broken up with black metallic detailing that helps to give the GSR a better aesthetic.
The handbrake and gearshift stand out, adding to the car starting to feel a bit dated, but I quite like the reassurance of having this older style parking brake.