The Japanese-built Mitsubishi ASX had a difficult start to life. An unexpectedly strong Yen at the time of its release in 2010 led to an unflattering exchange rate, which in turn didn’t make the ASX as affordable as Mitsubishi intended. And the result: it failed to make a sizable impact on the oh-so lucrative SUV segment.
But the world is in a constant state of flux, and since then two things have occurred to sweeten the ASX’s prospects: a more favourable exchange rate and a mid-life revamp designed to maximise its appeal.
Of all Mitsubishi’s products, the ASX is arguably the one with most mainstream appeal. It’s stylish looking and well equipped, with prices that now look competitive.
You also have a sensible selection of engine’s to choose from, including one petrol and two diesels. Read on to find out which engines and trims makes the most sense, and indeed, whether the ASX is a worthy adversary in a segment that includes the Seat Ateca, Nissan Qashqai and Vauxhall Mokka X.