The ASX is Mitsubishi's ‘crossover’ car, which means it's a rival for the Nissan Qashqai. It aims to mix the best qualities of a traditional hatchback and a high-riding 4x4 in a single, practical package. Despite the off-road looks, only the diesel version of the ASX is offered with four-wheel drive - the 1.6-litre petrol car is front-wheel drive only. Pricing is very competitive and standard equipment is generous, making the ASX a cost effective alternative to Nissan's Qashqai.
Price £15,679 - £25,070
The Mitsubishi Colt lacks the sophistication of a Ford Fiesta, but it has competitive pricing on its side, it drives well and is inexpensive to run. There are three petrol engines and trim levels to choose between, while the interior is spacious for passengers. The ClearTec model offers environmentally friendly motoring, although all variants deliver decent fuel economy. At the top of the range, the Ralliart model delivers junior hot hatch performance, thanks to its powerful turbocharged 1.5-litre engine.
Price £10,980 - £14,454
If you are the kind of person who thinks electric cars are impractical oddities with little practicality, Mitsubishi's i-Mieve is the car that's aiming to prove you wrong. based on the petrol-powered i, it offers five-doors, four-seats and a 246-litre boot. But the switch from petrol to electric power has had no impact at all on its spacious interior. In fact the i-Mieve is such an appealing package that both Peugeot and Citroen have built their own versions of the car. Demand for the conventional i was such that the first 600 cars allocated for the UK sold out almost immediately.
Price £29,045 - £30,045
The Mitsubishi L200 is a traditional pick-up truck that majors on simplicity and practicality. The Single and Club Cab versions are aimed at commercial buyers, but the Double Cab offers standard equipment and cabin space on a par with a normal 4x4, but replaces the boot with a large bed at the back which can be covered. One engine is available, a 2.5-litre four-cylinder diesel, and there is a choice of manual and automatic gearboxes. The L200 still drives like a commercial vehicle, though, and is bouncy at speed, but four-wheel drive is standard, and it can tow up to 2,700kg.
There are two distinct models in the Mitsubishi Lancer line-up: The sensible standard car, plus the high performance Evolution X. The former is available as a four-door saloon or practical five-door Sportback hatchback, and is offered with a 1.8-litre petrol or a 2.0-litre diesel sourced from Volkswagen. It offers plenty of kit for a decent price, but fails to match class leaders for interior quality or driving thrills. However, the Evolution X saloon combines speed and thrills like no rival. With its wild body kit and unapologetic focus on performance, it offers few compromises – and has a very firm ride. There are a variety of models offering different levels of performance, with the most expensive versions boasting up to 360bhp. All are riotously quick and make every trip an event. However, underneath the genuinely supercar-like performance it's a reliable and relatively practical four-door saloon.
The Mirage is the baby of the Mitsubishi range, but that doesn’t mean it's not for grown ups. The three-cylinder, five door only Mirage is smaller and more affordable than the Lancer but it's still fun to drive and cheap to run. It takes the fight to the classier Volkswagen up! as well as the more humble Suzuki Splash and Chevrolet Spark. It's super efficient, with all three engines offering close to 70mpg, while it has one of the tightest turning circles in its class, making it perfect for city driving and parking.
Price £9,054 - £13,054
The Mitsubishi Outlander is the sister car to the Peugeot 4007 and Citroen C-Crosser. Like these, the Outlander feels more like a tall estate car than a traditional SUV to drive, with the security of four-wheel drive for when you need it. Practicality is key to its appeal, with two additional seats folding into the boot floor, giving a seven-seater layout. There's one engine choice - a powerful 2.2-litre diesel that's offered with a six-speed manual or a twin-clutch automated manual similar to the one found in the Evo X. Smart looks, a neat interior and decent equipment levels appeal, but tough competition from budget rivals makes it look expensive.
Price £23,174 - £33,999
The Mitsubishi Shogun is a solid, dependable full-sized 4x4 for those needing extraordinary off-road capability. It looks good and offers seats for seven in long-wheelbase form. The cabin is decently equipped as standard, too. The engine sounds a bit gruff and the Shogun feels a little crude to drive on the road, but it undercuts many rivals on price.
3 & 5 Doors
Price £30,754 - £43,454