Mitsubishi Attrage Archive

  • Mitsubishi Attrage launched in Malaysia, from RM59k

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    The Mitsubishi Attrage was officially launched in Malaysia this morning after months of teasing and previews. The Attrage is a B-segment sedan that shares underpinnings with the Mitsubishi Mirage, and like the hatchback that was launched here a year ago, it is imported from Thailand.

    The Attrage was launched in the Land of Smiles in July, and in the four months that it has went on sale there, close to 10,000 units have found owners, an encouraging number in a very competitive segment, CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia Tetsuya Oda pointed out.

    The Attrage is powered by the same 3A92 1.2 litre three-cylinder engine as the Mirage. Here, the MIVEC engine makes 80 PS and 106 Nm of torque (78 PS/100 Nm in the Mirage), and majors on fuel efficiency. The headline figure is 21 km/l as measured in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Choose between a five-speed manual and an INVECS-III continuously variable transmission (CVT).

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    The spectacular claimed FC figure is also helped by a low kerb weight of only 875 kg for the M/T and 905 kg for the CVT models. A low drag coefficient of 0.29 Cd also plays its part.

    It’s pretty much par for the course under the skin. The Attrage is suspended by front McPherson struts and a rear torsion beam. Brakes consist of front ventilated discs and rear drums. The rack-and-pinion steering system has a best-in-class 4.8-metre turning radius. All variants roll on 15-inch alloys and 185/55 tyres.

    Size wise, the smallest Mitsubishi sedan measures 4,245 mm long and 1,670 mm wide, which translates to a slightly smaller footprint than a Honda City, for instance (170 mm shorter, 25 mm narrower), although the Attrage’s 2,550 mm wheelbase is equal to both the City and latest Toyota Vios. It’s also 100 mm longer than the Mirage’s 2,450 mm wheelbase. The boot can take in 450 litres of cargo, or three golf bags.

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    The Attrage is available in three variants – GL, GS and SE. The base GL is available in manual only, and the GS and SE specs are exclusively CVT. All variants come with dual-airbags and ABS with EBD.

    The GS trim level features items such as keyless entry with push-start button, leather-wrapped steering wheel/gear knob, digital automatic air con and remote boot release. The stereo for both GL and GS is a 2-DIN unit with USB and AUX-in.

    The SE adds more in the way of kit, with a body kit, LED daytime running lights, security window film, leather seats (black with red stitching) and a 2-DIN touchscreen audio unit with USB, AUX-in and reverse camera.

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    Available in five colours, the Mitsubishi Attrage is priced from RM59,212 for the GL M/T, rising to RM67,978 for the GS CVT. The SE CVT with all the bells and whistles will cost you RM75,796. All prices are on-the-road without insurance. The car comes with a three-year or 100,000 km warranty, plus a year of free maintenance.

    UPDATE: The white car above (more pics in the gallery below) is equipped with three optional packages – Aero Package, Chrome Package and Interior Package. For non SE models, the RM3,899 Aero Package includes a front and rear airdam, DRLs and side skirts. For all variants, the RM899 Chrome Package consists of a rear lip spoiler, muffler cutter and window visors. The RM999 Interior Package adds on scuff plates, shift knob with logo Ralliart logo, luggage tray, armrest console and key fob cover. Full list in the gallery below.

    Read our review of the Mitsubishi Attrage here.


     
     
  • Mitsubishi Attrage – now in showrooms nationwide

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    The Mitsubishi Attrage has made its way to Mitsu showrooms nationwide, and is available for viewing and test drive, so you don’t have to wait for its official launch in November to get to grips with the car. It’ll also be available for test drives this weekend, October 4-6 at the Matrade in Kuala Lumpur as well as KSL Mall in Johor Bahru.

    UPDATE: The Attrage is now launched in Malaysia – click here for the launch report.

    We know the full specs of the inbound Thai-built car, as offered during a static display run at Paradigm Mall recently. The Attrage is available in three variants – SE, GS and base GL variant, all with CVT, and there’s also a five-speed manual GL version. All are of course powered by a 1.2 litre 3A92 three-pot with 80 PS and 106 Nm of torque.

    All variants come with dual airbags and ABS with EBD – the GS trim features items such as keyless entry with push-start button, leather-wrapped steering wheel/gear knob and automatic air conditioning. The SE adds more in the way of kit, with a sporty body kit, LED daytime running lights, security window film, leather seats and a two-DIN touchscreen audio unit with USB, AUX-in and reverse camera.

    Order books have opened for the Attrage, with estimated prices starting from RM 59,000 for the 1.2 Manual (M/T), RM 69,000 for the 1.2 CVT GS and RM 75,000 for the 1.2 CVT SE-variant, on-the-road without insurance. The first 1,000 bookings will receive a Garmin GPS. You can read our preview drive report of the Attrage in Thailand to find out if it’s your cuppa.

     
     
  • Mitsubishi Attrage – full Malaysian specs and prices

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    It’s the season of previews, both for upcoming Frankfurt and Malaysian launches. Last Friday we scooped the 2013 Toyota Vios in the flesh during its on-going Vios Spot & Snap Cruisers programme, and now we have live photos of the soon-arriving Mitsubishi Attrage, taken at Paradigm Mall over the weekend.

    It’s nothing we haven’t seen before, of course, as we’ve already had a spyshot gallery of a Malaysian-spec Attrage last week. In the public preview though, the new 80 PS, 106 Nm 1.2 litre sedan was dressed up in full SE spec, replete with a set of factory bodykit and LED daytime running lights.

    UPDATE: The Attrage is now launched in Malaysia – click here for the launch report.

    Also available at the stand were the new sedan’s full spec sheet and brochure, which you can see in the gallery below. The top spec SE carries a tentative price tag of RM78,000, while the GS, sans the bodykit, DRLs, security window film, leather seats and 2-DIN touchscreen head unit with reverse camera brings it down to RM71,000.

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    The base CVT variant, the GL, loses out on the keyless entry and push start system, remote trunk release, auto air-con and leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, but is more affordable at RM65,000. As announced earlier, the five-speed manual Attrage GL dips below the RM60,000 mark. Dual airbags, ABS with EBD, 15-inch wheels and foglights are standard across the range, as is a claimed fuel economy of 21 km per litre.

    The local B-segment scene sure is heating up this year. Kia threw down the gauntlet first with its RM74-80k Rio hatchback, which was then met head-on by the revitalised RM75k Honda Jazz. Next up will be the facelifted Ford Fiesta’s debut later this month, followed closely by the much-awaited 2013 Toyota Vios sometime in October.

    The Mitsubishi Attrage will enter the market last in November, joining the crowded segment already occupied by the Nissan Almera, Honda City, Mitsu’s own Mirage and of course, if you look at prices alone, the new Proton Suprima S. You can read our preview drive report of the Attrage in Thailand to find out if it’s worth waiting for.

     
     
  • Mitsubishi Attrage order books open; to start at RM59k

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    The Mitsubishi Attrage is now open for booking, with introductory prices starting from RM59,000 (on-the-road, without insurance). That’s a good deal cheaper than other B-segment sedan offerings, undercutting the base Nissan Almera by more than 10% in price. Previously, an ad on our sister site oto.my stated an estimated price range of RM65-70k for the top-spec CVT variants.

    UPDATE: The Attrage is now launched in Malaysia – click here for the launch report.

    Imported from Mitsubishi’s factory in Laem Chabang, Thailand, the Attrage is set for a November launch, a month after the all-new Toyota Vios’ planned local debut. A three-year or 100,000 km warranty is included, and the first 1,000 bookings will receive a complimentary Garmin GPS.

    One of its major USPs is its claimed combined fuel economy of 21 km per litre (on the European NEDC cycle), achieved by having a low kerb weight of 915 kg and an efficient 1.2 litre three-cylinder MIVEC engine with 80 PS and 106 Nm of torque. The Mirage hatchback already sold here offers the same powertrain.

    There will be four variants in total: a five-speed manual GL, and an INVECS-III CVT-equipped GL, GS and SE. Dual airbags and ABS with EBD come standard across the range, while GS-spec adds keyless entry, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob and automatic air-con.

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    The range-topping Attrage SE comes with a factory bodykit, LED daytime running lights (seen in the official picture at the top of the page), security window film, leather seats and a 2-DIN touchscreen audio unit with USB and AUX-in connectivity plus a reverse camera. UPDATE: Reader PS Lee has just sent in this spyshot of a Malaysian-spec Mitsubishi Attrage (GS variant, presumably) in its signature Cerulean Blue Mica paintjob.

    The booted version of the Mirage was first shown as the Mitsubishi Concept G4 at the 2013 Bangkok Motor Show. MMM has put the concept car on display here before, and now’s your chance to see the real deal – the one you can actually buy – as the Attrage will start its own tour in Malaysia.

    It will be making its first public appearance ahead of its launch at the Paradigm Mall Ground Floor Promotional Area from September 6 until 8 (Friday to Sunday), between 10am to 10pm. Do check it out if you’re attracted to the Attrage.

    Our man Jonathan has previewed the small Mitsubishi sedan at a Thai test track some time back, which he summarised as “a B-segment sedan with all the city driving qualities – nippiness, fuel efficiency and ease of use – of an A-segmenter.” Read the full preview drive story here.

     
     
  • Mitsubishi Attrage on oto.my – RM65-70k estimated

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    An ad for the Mitsubishi Attrage has just come up on our sister classifieds site oto.my, stating an estimated price range of RM65-70k for the Mirage-based sedan. It adds that the first batch of cars is expected in November, and bookings can be taken now.

    Unofficial, of course, but if it does turn out to be so priced, the Attrage will wrestle the title of Malaysia’s least expensive import sedan from the RM66.8k Nissan Almera E manual when it launches towards the end of the year.

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    Built at the Laem Chabang Industrial Estate in the Thai province of Chonburi, the Mitsubishi Attrage is slightly bigger all-round than the Mirage, giving you more rear legroom and nearly double the luggage capacity at 450 litres.

    The sub-tonne B-segmenter is motivated by a 78 PS/100 Nm 1.2 litre twin-cam three-cylinder engine that’s mated to a five-speed manual or INVECS-III CVT. A fuel consumption figure of 22 km per litre is touted.

    No information on local specs or variants yet, but you can check out our Thai test drive report, dealer preview story and brochure to see what our northern neighbours get.

     
     
  • DRIVEN: Mitsubishi Attrage tried out on a Thai track

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    When we first learnt that the Mitsubishi Mirage‘s sedan-bodied counterpart was going to be called the Attrage, we were rather amused, to say the least. Knowing Japan’s unique way with English words, the reflex assumption was that the name was a portmanteau of the words ‘attractive’ and ‘Mirage.’

    As it turned out, we were right – according to Mitsubishi, it was indeed contrived based on that complimentary adjective, and although no official mention was made of the other contributing word, I think we can safely rule out ‘rage’ and ‘age,’ don’t you?

    UPDATE: The Attrage is now launched in Malaysia – click here for the launch report.

    With its Thai launch on the horizon, we leapt across the northern border in late June to join the international media test drive event, where we had a chance to briefly try the new Mitsubishi Attrage out on a race circuit.

    Join us as we find out just how attractive a Mirage it is.

     
     
  • Mitsubishi Attrage previewed ahead of Thai launch

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    The Mitsubishi Attrage, the sedan version of the Mirage hatchback, was previewed recently at a dealer conference in Thailand ahead of the official launch, which is said to be sometime next month.

    UPDATE: Full Malaysian spec and pricing for the Attrage released – click here to view.

    Courtesy of Mitsubishi Attrage Club ThailandMitsu BNT and reader Boon, we have pricing and pictures. Bear in mind that as far as we know, the car has not been officially launched yet, so the following prices remain unofficial:

    • GLX M/T – 443k baht (RM45k)
    • GLX CVT – 477k baht (RM48k)
    • GLS CVT – 530k baht (RM53k)
    • GLS Ltd CVT – 582k baht (RM59k)

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    Sharing the same 78 PS/100 Nm 1.2 litre three-pot MIVEC engine as the Mirage, the B-segment sedan is capable of returning a quoted 22 km per litre, nudging it ahead of the Nissan Almera and Honda Brio Amaze.

    Standard and GLS versions get dual airbags; GLX gets only one. Six body colours are available, these being the signature Cerulean Blue Mica, as well as Red Metallic, White Pearl (6,000 baht extra), Eisen Gray Mica, Cool Silver and Pyreness Black Mica.

    The Attrage will be produced at Mitsubishi Motors Thailand’s Factory Three at the Laem Chabang, Chonburi plant, and is set to make its market debut in Thailand in July, with the Philippines due to get the sedan shortly after. See the brochure here.

     
     
  • Mitsubishi Attrage – brochure reveals rest of sedan

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    Yesterday saw the first official image of the Mitsubishi Attrage surface – today, what looks like Thai brochure scans reveals the rest of the car, including elements of the interior, albeit in smaller chunk form.

    Based on it, Thailand is set to get four variants of the Attrage over two trim levels, the GLS and GLX. The GLS Ltd and GLS, along with one GLX model, are CVT models, while the remaining GLX should be the base form of the range, equipped with a five-speed manual.

    The Attrage shares the same 1.2 litre 3A92 three-cylinder MIVEC unit as its Mirage hatchback sibling, with 78 PS at 6,000 rpm and 100 Nm at 4,000 rpm for output numbers. Mitsubishi is touting a 22 km per litre fuel consumption for the car, nudging it ahead of its Nissan Almera and Honda Brio Amaze competitors.

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    Both standard and range-topping GLS versions will have dual airbags, while the GLX models will only feature a single airbag for the driver. Six exterior shades are listed for the Attrage in the brochure, these being the signature Cerulean Blue Mica, as well as Red Metallic, White Pearl, Eisen Gray Mica, Cool Silver and Pyreness (might be a mispelt Pyrenees) Black Mica.

    The Attrage will be produced at Mitsubishi Motors Thailand’s Factory Three at the Laem Chabang plant located in Chonburi, and is set to make its market debut in Thailand in July, with the Phillipines due to get the sedan shortly after. Click below to see the brochure pages in full.

     
     
  • Mitsubishi Attrage – the Mirage sedan launches in July

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    It looks like the timing wasn’t quite stated correctly – the Nikkei initially reported that the new Mitsubishi Mirage sedan was set to arrive at the end of fiscal 2013, which would make it sometime early next year, a rather far away point.

    UPDATE: We’ve driven the Mitsubishi Attrage – click here to read the review

    Well, MMC has just announced that the car will be launched into the Thai market in July, and the official name for the series production version of the car previewed in Bangkok as the Concept G4 in March has also been released.

    The car will be known as the Mitsubishi Attrage. No idea how they came out with that one, really, though a search reveals that the filing date for the name was made on October 29 last year. Hafriz ventures that it might be an amalgamation of the words ‘attractive’ and ‘Mirage’, which probably wouldn’t be too far from the truth.

    Anyway, the Attrage is pretty much the booted form of the Mirage, and so will have most of the hatch’s mechanicals and equipment. It shares the same 1.2 litre 3A92 three-cylinder MIVEC unit, which offers 78 PS at 6,000 rpm and 100 Nm at 4,000 rpm, with CVT or five-speed manual transmission choices.

    The Attrage, which like its Mirage sibling qualifies for the Thai government’s Eco-car Project, will be produced at Mitsubishi Motors Thailand’s Factory Three at the Laem Chabang plant located in Chonburi. No view of the rear as yet, but save the shiny chrome grill on the production model, the front doesn’t veer from Theophilus Chin’s rendering of the car.

     
     
  • Mitsubishi Mirage sedan: Thailand, Philippines first

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    The sedan form of the Mitsubishi Mirage is set to begin sales in ASEAN by the end of fiscal 2013. The Nikkei reports that the Mitsubishi Mirage Sedan will be introduced first in Thailand – where the car will be assembled – and the Philippines.

    Seeing as the Mirage hatch has already made its way here, we can expect the sedan to do the same sometime next year. The report adds that plans are afoot to increase annual production at the Thai plant from 150,000 vehicles at present to 200,000 units.

    The booted form of the Mirage was previewed at the 2013 Bangkok Motor Show in a study form called the Mitsubishi Concept G4. Last month, Theophilus Chin came up with renderings suggesting what the productionised form of the G4 might well look like.

     
     
 

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