ASX buyers choose between four levels of trim - '2','3','4' and '5'. Pricing starts at around £16,000 but even for that, you get quite a lot, including 16-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth phone compatibility, front foglamps, air conditioning and rear privacy glass. Other inclusions run to a USB port, privacy glass, a chrome exhaust finisher and a high-contrast LCD display.Bear in mind that for a diesel version, you have to buy in at least at '3' level, which means an asking price from around £20,500. If you want 4WD, you'll need to buy in at '4' level, which means you'll be paying close to £24,500 for a 1.6 DI-D 4WD variant.
Across the range, there's plenty of safety stuff too. The ASX incorporates Mitsubishi's RISE safety technology which dissipates energy from an impact away from the passenger compartment. The car also has ABS anti-lock braking, Active Stability Control, Traction Control, Electronic Brake Distribution, a Brake Assist and Emergency Stop Signal System, Hill Start Assist, ISOFIX child seat anchorage and seven airbags as standard. The result is a reduced likelihood of an accident, but should a collision be unavoidable, the ASX not only provides outstanding levels of occupant protection - with a 5 Star Euro NCAP rating - but also excellent impact protection.