Another facelift could be on the cards for the Mitsubishi ASX despite its all-new replacement being due next year.
The baby SUV recently received a nip and tack for the 2017 model year to prolong its late-blooming sales success that was expected to see it through to the introduction of its replacement.
However, Mitsubishi has announced a late-life upgrade to its American version, the Outlander Sport, to keep the model relevant there with features yet to be included in Australian models.
As with the recent update, the 2018 Outlander Sports gets an a subtle exterior touch with the main visual differences being the addition of LED daytime running lights alongside the foglights and new chrome grill treatment.
The rear gains a neat looking metallic skid plate below a dark indent in the rear bumper with C-shaped reflectors at each flank.
The upgrade also includes a tech boost with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and optional driver assistance package featuring forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam headlights.
Such electronic additions would be simple to implement to maintain popularity of the bargain-priced ASX, which last month lost its long-standing second place in the small SUV stakes to the Nissan Qashqai.
Mitsubishi Australia is yet to confirm if the US updates will make their way to the local range.
The 2018 Outlander Sport will make its debut at next week’s New York Auto Show and will go on sale around September.