Mitsubishi unveils Mirage small car

Mitsubishi has unveiled the all new Mirage small car for the Japanese market. The Mitsubishi Mirage goes on sale in Thailand in March 2012 and we hopefully could expect this small car to be launched in India in near future. Powered by a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine with stop/start technology and a continuously variable transmission, the car could achieve a mileage of 30 kilometers per litre.

The Mirage’s* design focused on compactness, affordability, and high fuel efficiency in order to fit the needs of emerging markets as an affordable entry-level model as well as needs of advanced markets for fuel efficiency and low-CO2 emission. In addition, the Mirage features good manoeuvrability and easy drivability inherent to a compact car while also providing a comfortable interior space for five adults.

Mitsubishi has targeted top-of-class fuel efficiency (Japan market version) of 30km per litre through a variety of measures including painstaking reduction in weight throughout almost every part of the car, reduction in rolling resistance and higher efficiency through detailed improvements to the engine, transmission, brakes and tires, and an aerodynamic body that reduces air resistance and drag. The new Mirage is due to go on sale first in Thailand in March 2012.

Mirage specifications (Japan market version)

Overall length: 3710mm

Overall width: 1665mm

Overall height: 1490mm

Occupants: 5

Engine: 1.0L 3-cylinder MIVEC with Auto Stop & Go (AS&G)

Transmission: CVT

Target fuel efficiency: 30km/L

Drivetrain: 2WD

Tires: 165/65R14