The ad spotted last week on our sister site isn’t wrong – the Mitsubishi Mirage is indeed making its market debut in Malaysia, and it’s set to do so in November.

Ahead of that, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia has officially announced that bookings are now open for the car at all Mitsubishi showrooms nationwide, and the company adds that the first 500 buyers to book the Mirage will receive a special gift.

The Mirage, launched in Thailand earlier this year and built in the Kingdom at MMT’s third plant in Laem Chabang, Chonburi, is powered by a 3A92 1.2 litre three-pot mill, with 78 PS and 100 Nm for output numbers. Transmission options will be a five-speed manual or an INVECS-III CVT unit.

Three variants will be available, starting from RM56,000 for the 1.2 M/T to RM64,000 for the 1.2 CVT, on-the-road without insurance. Five exterior colours abound, these being Lemonade Yellow Metallic, Eisen Gray Mica, Red Metallic, White Pearl and Cool Silver Metallic.

Read our preview drive of the compact here.