The Mitsubishi ASX crossover has received something of an update for the 2017 model year, with a new front end design, improved seats, revised model designations and a new colour.

The ASX now falls into line with the rest of the company’s range in featuring Mitsubishi’s new ‘dynamic shield’ design motif.

Echoing the Outlander PHEV, the ASX now wears chrome grille streaks as part of its bold new look, and this is joined by a new shark fin antenna and the option of a new ‘Lightning Blue’ colour.

The engine range remains unchanged, and starts with a 117hp 1.6-litre petrol engine driving the front wheels, followed by a 1.6-litre 114hp diesel and a 150hp 2.2-litre diesel with six-speed automatic transmission.

The 1.6-litre petrol is said to achieve up to 48.7 mpg with CO2 emissions of 135 g/km, the 1.6 diesel records up to 61.4 mpg and 119 g/km, while the 2.2 auto returns up to 48.7 mpg and emits 152 g/km.

The model range now kicks off with the ASX 2, which comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, electric windows all round, and rear privacy glass.

ASX 3 models add two-tone 18-inch alloy wheels, black wheel-arch extensions, climate control, keyless entry, cruise control, automatic xenon headlights and wipers, DAB radio, heated front seats, electric folding mirrors and – new for 2017 – a reversing camera.

ASX 4 models include four-wheel-drive as standard for diesel models, plus leather upholstery, black roof rails, aluminium pedals, panoramic sunroof, and satnav.

A range-topping ASX 5 model will follow in January 2017, bringing with it Nappa leather seats in a choice of Claret Red, Porcelain Cream or Gunmetal Grey, plus a premium mat set with colour-coded piping.  Also included are heated rear seats, electric driver’s seat, rear USB charging ports, LED interior lighting and front door entry guards.

All ASX models come with a five-year, 62,500-mile warranty, and are arriving in UK showrooms from today.

2017 Mitsubishi ASX Prices

Mitsubishi ASX 2 1.6 petrol: £15,999
Mitsubishi ASX 3 1.6 petrol: £18,349
Mitsubishi ASX 3 1.6 diesel: £20,349
Mitsubishi ASX 4 1.6 diesel: £24,249
Mitsubishi ASX 4 2.2 diesel: £25,649
Mitsubishi ASX 5 1.6 diesel: £26,949
Mitsubishi ASX 5 2.2 diesel: £28,349