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MY15.5 Mitsubishi ASX on sale in Australia from $24,990

Mitsubishi Australia has announced minor updates for the release of the MY15.5 ASX sporty SUV, including trimming revisions and technology upgrades.

2015 Mitsubishi ASX update

The ASX is the company’s smallest SUV, sitting beneath the Outlander. For the MY15.5 update, the company has installed the sporty steering from the new Outlander, featuring piano black trim and thumb grips.

Sitting in the dash is an upgraded audio system now with digital radio reception. As anyone who has digital radio in their car will tell you, once you go digital you’ll never go back. Digital radio is usually only fitted to high-end vehicles.

In terms of exterior styling changes, there aren’t many, but customers do get new 18-inch alloy wheels, black wheel arch extensions, and chrome trimming on the tailgate for all variants.

Propulsion comes from the same 2.0-litre petrol and 2.2-litre turbo-diesel options. The petrol unit produces 110kW and 197Nm, consuming 7.4L/100km on the combined cycle (CVT). For diesel fans, the 2.2 produces 110kW and 360Nm, and uses 6.0L/100km.

The new model officially arrives on the market today, with pricing starting from the following (excluding on-road costs):

MY15.5 Mitsubishi ASX LS 2.0 2WD manual – $24,990
MY15.5 Mitsubishi ASX LS 2.0 2WD CVT – $26,990
MY15.5 Mitsubishi ASX LS 2.2D 4WD automatic – $31,490

MY15.5 Mitsubishi ASX XLS 2.0 2WD CVT – $31,490
MY15.5 Mitsubishi ASX XLS 2.2D 4WD automatic – $35,990

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.