Just unveiled for the US market in LA last month (labelled as a 2017 model, no less), the Mitsubishi Mirage facelift has been launched in Bangkok at the 2015 Thai Motor Expo. On top of its reworked design, the updated hatchback gets quite a few high tech additions too.

On the outside, you’d immediately see the new face – now with a proper grille. The headlights are bi-xenon items on higher-end variants, flanked by LED daytime running lights. New 15-inch wheels and LED taillights are all part of the visual update.

On the safety front, the facelifted Mirage gets Radar Sensing Misacceleration Mitigation System-Forward, as well as Forward Collision Mitigation System-Low Speed Range to match the latest Pajero Sport. Autonomous braking technology on a car as small and affordable as this (from 383,000 baht/RM45k) is unheard of before.

The car also features Active Stability Control, Hill Start Assist, ABS, EBD and BA. Airbag count, however, stays at just two.

Under the hood, the same 78 hp/100 Nm 1.2 litre three-cylinder engine and CVT gearbox combo is retained. Now though, it adheres to Euro 5 emissions standard, emits just 98 grammes of CO2 per kilometre and is claimed to average 23.8 km/l on the combined cycle.

So the question is, if the Mitsubishi Mirage arrives here in Malaysia with all the high tech additions intact, would you be interested?