Long term report: Mitsubishi ASX

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One of the surprising things about travelling the country in our Mitsubishi ASX, is that you very rarely seem to see another one.

Now it could be that I'm not particularly observant when it comes to car-spotting, but I do notice plenty of examples of the other cars in Mitsubishi's range... Outlanders, L200s, Shoguns, and also more and more little Mirages as time goes by.

But the ASX just doesn't seem to have caught the public's imagination since its launch in the UK and that's a shame.

The variant on our fleet is a well-equipped ASX4, with a refined and economical 1.6-litre petrol engine and plenty of creature comforts such as heated seats, keyless entry, reversing camera and more.

And as I think I've pointed out in previous reports, it is equally at home dodging dozy Christmas shoppers in Kensington High Street or avoiding the wandering wildlife on the remote roads of Scotland.

Some of the journeys I have made recently have involved the transportation of elderly parents in varying degrees of infirmity and they all love it for its ease of access, comfort and excellent visibility.

Qualities that any driver would appreciate too. If only there were more of them!

The knowledge

Model: Mitsubish ASX 4
Price: £19,130 (as tested)
Engine: 1.6-litre, petrol
Power: 115bhp, 154Nm
Max speed: 113mph
0-60mph: 11.4s Emissions: 137g/km
Mileage this month: 2,133

This month's highlight

A comfortable trip to Edinburgh and back – not exactly a short hop from the South Coast!