After three months with the original ASX, I was looking forward to swapping it for the revised model, which offers a cleaner diesel engine and interior material upgrades.
The front end has also had a subtle redesign which has toned down the previous ASX’s quite aggressive stance.
Simplicity seems to be a key theme for the Mitsubishi designers. The new entertainment system has been upgraded and is easier to navigate, albeit still quite slow to load up when you start the car.
The 4WD selection rotary knob has been replaced with a single button function and the various controls around the car are well designed and clear to understand.
My only criticism is that the interior may now be a little too plain. The dashboard looks too shiny and is a little cheap to touch. The new entertainment system constantly changes background colours, like a fibre optic Christmas tree, which is confusing and seems out of place considering the plain and understated simplicity of the rest of the car.
Our long-termer remains good value for money and comes with a long list of equipment from sat-nav and heated seats to Bluetooth and leather upholstery. However, unlike our previous ASX, it doesn't have a reversing camera, which I do miss.