Mitsubishi calls its an SUV but with a 2WD variant available and its rather small dimensions, it's easy to mistake the sub-compact SUV for an overgrown hatchback.
There are three variants of the Mitsubishi ASX - 2WD, 4WD and Aspire (4WD). The base model front-wheel drive only vehicle gets a 2.0-litre petrol four with 110kW and 197Nm of torque whilst the other two have the option for the brand spanking new 1.8-litre turbodiesel engine with 110kW and 300Nm.
Due to the car's development for Europe, the ASX diesel is currently only available as a six-speed manual but the automatic is on its way.
Prices start from just $25,990 and the top of the range ASX showcases Mitsubishi's technology with hands-free proximity smart key technology, dusk-sensing headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, power adjustment on the driver’s seat and Mitsubishi’s Multi-Communications System (MCS) which has a 40gb harddrive and incorporates sat-nav and Bluetooth.
It also gains Headlining the range, ASX Aspire gets 17-inch alloy wheels and privacy glass.
Read: Mitsubishi ASX Review.