The Mitsubishi ASX is probably one of the maker’s most attractive offerings for European buyers, so they’ve tried really hard to make it even better than before.
The big news for the recent refresh it’s received is the new 1.6-liter diesel engine, which is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and can be had in either front- or four-wheel drive guises.
The unit is described as frugal but punchy. It delivers 112 hp, is Euro 6 compliant and emits 119 g/km CO2 in front-drive trim.
Other engines include a 1.6-liter petrol unit with 115 hp and the range-topping 2.2-liter diesel, the only one you can get with an automatic gearbox.
Other changes include “a fresh new look” on the outside (new bumpers, trim and rims) as well as three-spoke steering wheel inside; Mitsubishi also claims to have improved refinement too.
Three trim levels are available (ZC, ZC-M and ZC-H), but even entry-level cars get alloys, air-con, stability and traction management systems, keyless entry and seven airbags. Move up to ZC-H and you can add LED mood lighting, digital radio, touchscreen infotainment and a reversing camera.
For UK buyers, the cheapest ASX you can get is the 1.6-liter petrol at £15,249, while the most expensive is the 2.2-liter diesel with standard all-wheel drive, an automatic gearbox, as well as extras like leather and satnav is £24,899.