Mitsubishi has announced that it will put the production ASX on a stand at the Geneva motor show in March for its debut. The Japanese firm calls the car a compact crossover, and based on the pictures we've seen it certainly has a sporty stance.
The ASX is close to hitting showrooms in the Far East, with the Japanese version set to go on sale in February. That car is called the RVR, however, and differs in a few ways to the car we'll get here in Europe - which will go on sale in Spring. Its precursor was the cX Concept, shown in 2008.
Unique to Europe is a new 1.8-litre turbodiesel engine, which features direct injection and start-stop engine technology. Linked to a six-speed transmission, Mitsubishi promises class leading emissions and fuel consumption from the unit.
We've not seen any shots of the interior as yet, but we're expecting quality to be better than that of the Lancer Sportback so that the ASX can compete on a par with rivals like the Nissan Qashqai and Ford Kuga.