Mitsubishi Motors Thailand, which builds the Mirage at its Laem Chabang plant in Chonburi, will export the small car to Japan. Export volume has not been confirmed, but shipment starts in July, according to the Bangkok Post.

The Thai-made Mirage will be inspected by MMC personnel from Japan before exports start to ensure quality is on par with Japanese standards. MMC also plans to export the Mirage to ASEAN and Europe, among other markets.

“It is important to maintain the same level of high quality offered by vehicles produced at plants in Japan. I believe that the new Mirage is a highly competitive model that will be widely accepted in markets all over the world. We have high hopes that this global strategic model, the new Mirage, will play a big role in further growth of our company,” said MMC president Osamu Masuko.

The Mirage went on sale in Thailand last month, priced between THB 380,000 to 551,000. So far, 15,000 bookings have been collected and deliveries are expected to start this month. It has been spotted in Malaysia already, and we’re expecting Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia to introduce the car in the near future.

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