The new Mitsubishi Mirage – it’s not an illusion

Mitsubishi’s new super mini brings an interesting addition to the A-segment car market by offering a lot of car at a competitive price.

The new MITSUBISHI MIRAGE The new Mitsubishi Mirage

The Mitsubishi Mirage and starts from just £8,999 and has been completely overhauled by the carmaker so it is now lighter, faster and with impeccable environmental credentials.

The Mitsubishi Mirage is stylish, well-equipped and practical and owners can look forward to a no-nonsense product which has been well built.

The interior of the new Mitsubishi Mirage has also been revamped and it now has an airy and comfortable cabin which is well-designed.

Mitsubishi has deployed its ‘RISE’ safety body design – Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution – which involves the use of a massively strong monocoque structure made from ultra-high tensile steel.

The Mitsubishi Mirage’s body is designed to ensure maximum crash protection from all angles and directs impact forces away from the occupants. Although certain parts of the car might be damaged in any impact, the passengers will remain within a steel safety cell. Impact testing showed Mirage has the highest collision safety among its class in Japan.

Knowing that the Mitsubishi Mirage is heading into a very competitive market, the list of standard equipment is quite impressive and includes driver and passenger SRS front airbags, side and curtain airbags, ABS and also Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control.

There’s also a brake assist system, Emergency Stop System (ESS), engine immobiliser and daytime running lights.

The Mitsubishi Mirage is powered by a new generation of lightweight and compact petrol engines.

There are two alternatives: a frugal, low-friction 1.0-litre on Mirage 1 and a 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine for Mirages 2 and 3. Auto Stop and Go will be standard on the 1.2-litre engine.

Mirage 1, 2 and 3 are available with a five-speed manual transmission while a CVT auto option is available on the top-specification Mirage 3. The 1.0-litre unit produces 71PS with 88Nm of torque while the 1.2 variant produces 80PS with 106Nm of torque.

The Mitsubishi Mirage is on sale now and the top model costs £12,999.

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