If the Mitsubishi ASX looks as familiar as the back of your hand, it’s probably because the model will soon turn ten.

It’s as if the Japanese brand’s product planning department operates in a fourth dimension, where the older a car looks the better it sells. But this is all unfolding in front of our eyes.

Like water off a duck’s back, the ASX doesn’t care for ageists, sitting comfortably ahead of any compact SUV in the sales chart last year and teaching a lesson to all those hip young models like the Mazda CX-3, Hyundai Kona and Toyota C-HR on how to do it.

Despite the bevy of expected nips and tucks during this trusty compact SUV’s lifespan, it is still very much recognisable to the original that launched in 2010. And unlike some young competition, its become completely ubiquitous in the urban landscape. But the formula is solid and with yet another facelift just around the corner, Mitsubishi doesnt appear to be ready to put the brakes on anytime soon.

Source: Drive

February 14, 2019