It has been spotted roaming our streets before, but now we know that the Mitsubishi Mirage will be officially available in Malaysia. This is because an ad of the car has popped up on our sister site oto.my. The salesman behind the ad says that the Mirage, which we have driven in Thailand, “will be on sale soon”.
The compact Mirage, which rolls out from Mitsubishi Motors Thailand’s third factory in Laem Chabang, Chonburi, is powered by a 3A92 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine that majors on economy. The MIVEC-equipped engine makes 78 PS and 100 Nm of torque, and is capable of an impressive 21 km/l in the European combined cycle.
Three variants have been advertised, an entry-level five-speed manual, the standard spec CVT and the high spec CVT. There are even prices for us to chew on – RM57k for the M/T, RM62k for the auto standard and RM65k for the auto high spec. The latter could come with things like keyless entry with push start, auto air-con and a 2-DIN touch-screen head unit.