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18th December, 2012
Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) announced today that its nimble
new Mirage, which goes on sale in January, will be priced from a highly competitive $12,990*.
MMAL’s CEO Mutsuhiro Oshikiri said MMAL decided to reveal the Australian pricing, prior to the vehicles arrival in
Australia, due to the overwhelming interest online and in dealerships.
“As you can see, starting at $12,990* the all-new Mirage is great value for money, offering lively performance and
a brand new stylish design and is already appealing to customers ahead of its arrival,” Oshikiri said.
The all-new Mirage with its all-new design, boasting outstanding fuel efficiency, an interior for five people and
easy-to-drive manoeuvrability, offers nimble performance wrapped up in a stylish and affordable package.
Mitsubishi Mirage pricing* structure
All prices are recommended manufacturer's list price*.
Available in a selection of six richly-hued colours, the Mirage’s sporty lines dazzle in Mulberry, Cyber Blue (LS
only), Red Planet and Midnight Black (LS only) while Cool Silver and White add a touch of understated style.
Mitsubishi Motors’ all-new Mirage will be available at over 200 dealerships across Australia from January 2013.
The all-new Mirage platform utilises structural optimisation to provide a body which is rigid yet still one of the
lightest in its class. Combined with a highly aerodynamic body style, the Mirage achieves best in class fuel economy of
4.6 L/100 kms (ES model) with the LS model returning 4.8 L/100 kms with manual transmission and 4.9 L/100 kms in the
CVT. The Mirage achieves best in class CO2 emissions of 109 g/km in the ES with the LS 5MT not far behind with 113 g/km
and 115g/km in the LS CVT.
The Mirage’s spacious interior provides seating for up to five people in comfort. Through using high-efficiency
packaging, which keeps the engine compartment as small as possible, occupant space is maximised.
The flat dashboard with accent line which traces across the entire length of the dash provides a sense of width to the
cockpit. The clean styling of the dash top promotes feelings of space while the glossy piano black centre panel adds a
stylish touch. The quality feel of the Mirage’s interior is boosted in the LS model through the addition of silver
accents on the shifter panel, gear knob and air-conditioning vents along with the inclusion of chrome door handles.
Two interior fabric trims are available in the Mirage. The ES model features a plain knit black seat fabric embossed
with a polka-dot pattern to express a sense of movement. The LS model uses a soft, waffle-weave seat fabric in black and
purple to impart a sense of fun with a touch of sophistication. Black and ivory two-tone dash and door trims in both
models, bring lightness and a sense of space to the Mirage interior.
The contoured front seats provide a comfortable ride while the rear bench seat with flat cushion ensures all rear
occupants, including the middle passenger, enjoy a comfortable drive. The flat rear seating also helps maximise the space
to fit more than one child seat with ease.
The Mirage offers plenty of small item storage areas, including a front passenger glove box, dashboard tray above the
glove box, centre console tray, front door pockets with bottle holder, front and rear seat drink holders and front
passenger seat back pocket. Luggage space can be increased by folding down the 60/40 split rear seat when it isn't
required for passenger space.
Mirage ES comes standard with CD player, two speakers, USB and AUX input and Bluetooth 2.0 with audio streaming. The
three-spoke leather steering wheel features phone and audio controls, making it easy to listen to music and safer to take
phone calls on the road.
In the Mirage LS, convenience is improved with the addition of dusk-sensing headlamps, rain-sensing wipers and Keyless
Operating System with one-touch start to make the daily drive a little easier. Driver and passenger comfort is boosted
with climate-control air-conditioning while the audio system receives two additional speakers.
Measuring in at 3,710 mm long, 1,665 mm wide and 1,500 mm high, Mirage provides generous space for five adults and
everyday luggage in a small package. A turning radius of just 4.4 metres gives the Mirage ES the best turning circle in
its class, with the LS model close behind at 4.6 metres. With its easy-to-drive nature and outstanding manoeuvrability,
the Mirage inspires driver confidence.
The Mitsubishi Mirage’s clean design imparts an inviting and approachable overall appearance with the edgy headlamps
and sculpted engine bonnet providing a friendly frontal face. Extensive fluid analysis and wind tunnel testing resulted
in the Mirage being designed with optimal styling to reduce air resistance. The result is a drag co-efficient of just
0.30 which puts Mirage among the best in class and contributes to lower fuel consumption. Airflow around the front end
has been optimised by minimising the grille opening and crafting the front bumper undersurface to act as an air dam at
The Mirage provides excellent forward and side visibility due to the low-set belt line and location of A-pillars
closer to front occupants. The gently curving roof line provides ample headroom for rear seat passengers while air
resistance is reduced through the use of a roof spoiler on the LS model. Airflow separation from front to rear has been
improved through using a gently tapered cabin roof line which shapes into a trailing edge and the use of prominent edges
at the corners of the broad and substantial rear bumper.
Adding front fog lamps, roof spoiler, door sash black-out and 15-inch alloy wheels gives the Mirage LS a sporty edge,
boosting its street presence.
The Mirage Sport is based on the Mirage ES with additional features to enhance the Mirage’s clean lines. The Mirage
Sport receives 14-inch alloy wheels, roof spoiler, four speakers and door sash black-out.
Powered by a 1.2-litre all-new Smart MIVEC engine, the Mirage ES has best in class fuel efficiency returning 4.6 L/100
km. It is expected the Mirage will achieve a five-star rating in the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Transport’s
2012 Green Vehicle Guide thanks to its low CO2 emissions and fuel efficiency.
The 1.2-litre, three cylinder engine utilises Mitsubishi Motors’ MIVEC variable valve timing system that optimally
matches intake valve timing to engine speed and load. The air intake and exhaust systems, fuel system, cooling system and
other ancillary systems have had extensive weight reduction while friction losses and loads in all moving parts have been
The engine produces maximum output of 57 kW at 6,000 rpm and generates maximum torque of 100 Nm at 4,000 rpm. Combined
with a comparatively low weight, Mirage achieves effortless acceleration from a complete stop and when overtaking
providing nimble and confident performance.
The Mirage’s Smart MIVEC engine is matched to a five-speed manual or Continuously Variable Transmission, with both
options providing peppy performance and easy-to-drive manoeuvrability.
Mitsubishi Mirage is equipped with a range of safety systems as standard including six SRS airbags; driver and front
passenger, side and curtain. ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution makes driving on slippery surfaces safer by
activating brakes to individual wheels when required to deliver superior control and evenly distributing brake pressure
across the front and rear wheels accordingly.
Active Stability Control works to maintain stability and prevent loss of control while cornering to keep the Mirage
on line through corners. For child seat installation there are three tether anchors and two Iso-Fix rear seat child
The Mirage uses Mitsubishi’s RISE safety body design to provide an impact-absorbing front end with high-rigidity cabin
structure. The extensive use of high-tensile steel panelling reduces the body weight of the Mirage helping contribute to
better fuel economy and performance. The structural design provides impact energy-absorbing spaces under the engine
bonnet and the mudguards as well as energy-absorbing cowl top and wipers to mitigate head injury in the event of a
pedestrian collision. The front bumper and headlamps also use an energy-absorbing design to minimise pedestrian leg
* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as
on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are