PRICE Slight increases — about $1000-$1250 over current drive-away prices — but the ASX remains good value.
TECH Touchscreen enlarged from seven to eight inches, runs Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and DAB. Exceed grade gets pumping Rockford Fosgate premium audio and TomTom navigation. Electrochromatic rear view mirror and AEB now standard. Still no digital speedo.
PERFORMANCE New 2.4-litre for Exceed and — reviving a Lancer badge — GSR grades is still not great for excitement or thrift.
DRIVING “Sporty” grades are more about attracting male shoppers than performance fans. GSR gets paddle-shifters to extract more from leisurely CVT. Best to cruise along on comfy suspension.
DESIGN New LED lights all-round, new bumpers and bonnet, plus Triton-esque “Dynamic Shield” front styling. Running lights, indicators and fog lights make a funky combination. New Sunshine Orange and Red Diamond colours.