The soft-roader has become ubiquitous on a South African motoring landscape increasingly marred by deteriorating roads. Yes, they’re liked for their taller stance and their spacious interiors. But it’s their ability to cope with ruts and potholes that’s really at the core of their appeal. The recently updated Mitsubishi ASX is a crossover, rather than a soft-roader, but it does benefit from the brand’s off-roading reputation. By DEON SCHOEMAN.