The ongoing Bangkok Motor Show saw the debut of the Mitsubishi Mirage compact hatch on Tuesday – the car goes on sale this week in Thailand, and in all, five variants are available for the Thai market.
The range spans two five-speed manual transmission versions, the entry-level GL and the GLX, as well as three CVT-equipped versions, the GLX, GLS and the range-topping GLS Ltd. As mentioned previously, the five-door hatchback will be priced between THB 380,000 (RM38,000) to 551,000 (RM55,100) in the Kingdom.
All versions wear the same mill, in this case a 1.2 litre 3A92 three-cylinder MIVEC unit, which offers 78 PS at 6,000 rpm and 100 Nm at 4,000 rpm. Mitsubishi is heavily touting the frugalness of the unit in terms of fuel consumption, with up to 22 km per litre being bandied in previous reports.
The car features EPS and wears a McPherson strut front and torsion beam rear suspension as well as front disc/rear drum brakes. All versions ride on 14-inch wheels and 165/65 series tyres, but only the GLS and GLS Ltd versions get alloys; the GL and the GLX manual / CVT come with steel wheels, though both GLX variants get full wheel covers.
Features include 60:40 split rear seats, power folding side mirrors and an engine start/stop button, though the last presumably is only for the range-topping versions. Other numbers: kerb weight starts at 830 kg for the base model right up to 870 kg for the GLS Ltd, and the Mirage is equipped with a 35 litre capacity fuel tank.
Mitsubishi Thailand has a range of optional accessories packages for the car, including Sport bodykit and Platinum dress-up ones, and there are plenty of garnish options available for the Mirage, from a rear spoiler to centre panel accents.
Eight shades make up the choice of exterior colours available for the hatch, with the hero colour being Lemonade Yellow Metallic. There’s also Pop Green Metallic, Cerulean Blue Mica, Red Metallic, Cool Silver Metallic, White Pearl, Eisen Gray Mica and Black Mica.