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All those extras cone for nothing!

Mitsubishi is already famous for its splendid bakkie specials — witness the Triton Extreme and Athlete editions. Now it's the turn of its handy ASX  crossover SUV to star and this new Sport version adds R30 000 worth of the coolest additional equipment at the same price as the GLX it is based on. Now that’s value!

Not that ASX GLX is lacking in any way — bristling with daytime running lights, flexible command seating and generous boot space as well as advanced passive and active safety technology, including a 7-airbag system and HID headlights, the ASX Sport just moves the game on with thirty grand's worth of kit at no extra cost, starting with a set of new gloss black mag wheels to sets Sport apart from the rest.

That’s complimented by a Sport decal set, including carbon fibre inserts and thoughtful black and orange stripes, but you need to hop aboard to find the he biggest SX Sport attraction — an capable and significantly improved all-new Apple and Android capable infotainment system.

Packing a 7-inch LCD screen to control all features; Bluetooth for hands free calls and streaming music via your smart phone, GPS, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Touch Key Buttons and USB Connectors, ASX Sport keeps the driver and passengers fully connected at all times. Add special carpets and a full-length panoramic glass roof over and above the regular leather upholstery, heated front and power driver's seat and a keyless operating system.

ASX Sport retains the GLX lusty 110kW 2-litre MIVEC GLX engine, which turns a 5-speed manual transmission, while its significant 63-litre fuel tank is good for an 800km open road range. Safety features include the RISE Body Construction, 7 airbags, side-impact protection bars, whiplash protection seats, brake pedal recession protection, a collapsible steering column, ISOFIX Child Seat Anchors and ABS braking with electronic distribution and brake assist; rear park distance control and camera and automatic door locking.

All-in at R399K, ASX Sport retains its 3-year/100 000km warranty and a 5-year /90 000km service plan at 15 000km intervals.