Mitsubishi lands new look Mirage in Australia

SHARPER styling, including it’s own version of Mitsubishi’s dynamic shield front end, advanced safety and new technology, will greet potential buyers of the new 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage, which hits showrooms next Monday.

From the new front, to sleek aerodynamic lines and chunky new bumpers with large, angular recesses on each corner, the Mirage has a broader stance, and a wider look rear end. A colour-keyed rear spoiler with LED high mount stop lamp adds to its fresh styling.

In addition, the LS gains new LED headlamps with headlamp leveling, LED daytime running lamps, and LED rear combination lamps. New 15-inch alloy wheels also increase its on-road presence.

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The 9.2-metre turning circle makes overall maneuverability and on-street parking easy too. Prices start from $16,490 drive away, which makes the Mirage a major competitor to the Kia Picanto.

Powered by a responsive 1.2-litre MPI MiVEC petrol engine delivering 57kW of power and 100Nm of torque, the Mirage provides great performance and excellent fuel economy, ensuring fewer trips to the service station and lower overall fuel costs.

There are two choices of transmission. The 5-speed manual transmission is available on the base ES model only. It, and the higher spec LS, are also available with a CVT gearbox.

The Mirage may be a small car, but it is big enough for the daily drive. A five seat compact car, it also has flexible rear seats to allow additional cargo room when the driver needs to carry additional luggage.

Capacity is 235 litres with normal configuration, or 599 litres with the rear seats folded. A cargo cover is standard, along with a 12V accessory socket in the rear.

Mitsubishi’s 7-inch infotainment system features DAB+ digital radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with hands free voice control. The ES also sees the introduction of a combination meter with ambient temperature display.

The LS has an additional high contrast meter added. More safety gear has been thrown at the Mirage too, with forward collision mitigation (FCM) and rear-view camera now standard across the range. The LS also gains lane departure warning (LDW) technology.

In addition to the standard features of the ES and those features already mentioned, the Mirage LS also gains climate control air-conditioning, cruise control and rear privacy glass.

Metallic Cool Silver and Metallic Sand Yellow join Pearl Black, Solid White, Metallic Cyber Blue, Metallic Red Planet and Pearl Wine Red to complete an expanded colour range. For more information, or to arrange a test drive, contact your local Mitsubishi dealer.

Mick Glenn
Mick Glenn
Mick is a car fanatic, with petrol pumping through his veins. With a deep love for cars, and what makes them tick, Mick likes things that go fast, very fast. But he also appreciates a Sunday cruise in the Rolls...... who are we kidding, he'd drive the wheels off that too.


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