Mitsubishi’s ASX crossover has been revamped for 2014. The update includes revised rear suspension, improved standard kit and lower prices to compete against the likes of the Nissan Qashqai and Skoda Yeti. 

You can now choose a model with the brawny 2.2-litre diesel from the larger Outlander, matched to an automatic gearbox. This is the version that has joined our long-term fleet and which is on test here. It costs £23,899.

Practical Caravan’s reviewers look closely at the list of standard kit to see whether the more keenly priced ASX represents good value. Stability at speed and excellent performance from the powerful diesel engine are also among the qualities we’re seeking, as well as space for passengers and luggage.