Mitsubishi says prices should start at “less than £21,000” when the car goes on sale in September – for which you’ll get a front-wheel drive ASX Design with a five-speed manual gearbox. Standard kit includes 18-inch alloy wheels, full-LED lights, heated front seats, cruise control, climate control and a reversing camera. In fact, there’s plenty to like about the ASX’s most lowly trim, comparing favourably with rivals in this department.
Dynamic, which is expected to command a premium of around £3k, adds a panoramic roof, leather seats, extra chrome trim and safety kit including blind spot warning, lane change assist and rear cross traffic alert, as well as the aforementioned sat-nav system.
Add all-wheel drive and the auto box (only available on the flagship Dynamic trim) and you’re looking at around £26,500 – around £1,000 more than a fully-loaded Vitara.
Specifying your ASX as such will likely affect running costs, too. Mitsubishi hasn’t released any provisional data for the single engine choice, but 4×4 models will inevitably chew through more fuel. That said, we wouldn’t expect more than 35mpg – even from a manual model.