Full-scale production of Mitsubishi’s global compact car, the Mirage, has kicked off in Thailand – the car is being produced at Mitsubishi Motors Thailand’s third factory at the Laem Chabang Plant, which is the company’s largest plant and export hub outside of Japan.

The car made its debut at the Bangkok Motor Show on March 27, and began selling in the Kingdom the next day, with five variants available for that market, all wearing a 1.2 litre 3A92 three-cylinder MIVEC mill offering 78 PS at 6,000 rpm and 100 Nm at 4,000 rpm.

The Mirage has become a hot seller in Thailand since its launch less than a month ago, with more 15,000 orders taken for the little hatch. Japanese sales begin in the summer, and the car is set to be introduced in other ASEAN countries this year – can we expect it to be heading our way?