The facelifted Mitsubishi ASX has been revealed ahead of its global debut at the Geneva International Motor Show in early March, wearing a fresh new face and boasting an upgraded infotainment system.

The Japanese firm says the ASX’s exterior design has undergone a “major overhaul”, finally adopting the brand’s latest “dynamic shield” front end already worn by the likes of the Pajero Sport and Eclipse Cross.

The firm says the updated front-end styling makes the bonnet “deeper”, while a distinctive new LED lighting signature (with indicators and foglamps at the edges of the bumper) make an appearance. Round back, you’ll notice new LED taillamps and a fresh skid-plate design have been added.

New colours will include what Mitsubishi describes as an “intensely brilliant” Red Diamond hue, an “energetic” Sunshine Orange and a “refined” Oak Brown.

Inside, the company says its smartphone-link display audio system has been improved, now offering "more advanced" connectivity. The size of the display has been increased from seven to eight inches, while flagship models gain TomTom navigation.

For European markets, Mitsubishi says the updated ASX will again be powered by a 2,0-litre petrol engine mated to either a five-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission. Both two- and four-wheel-drive versions will be offered.