19 November 2012

Mitsubishi Mirage officially launched in Malaysia

Mitsubishi Motor Malaysia has officially launched its Mirage compact car to our shore. The order book has been opened for a couple of months and Mitsubishi even conducted a roadshow in Mid-Valley to showcase their forthcoming car. MMN article for the said showcase can be found HERE.  With the launch today, the priced has been confirmed to start at RM55,583 for the manual-geared GL, increase to RM60,453 for the CVT geared version of GL and topped by the GS CVT at RM63,375. All prices are without insurance. The car is Thai-made and imported as a CBU.
Size-wise, Mitsubishi Mirage is slightly smaller than Perodua Myvi in length at 3,710mm (depends though on which version of Myvi, the SE is shortest at 3,685mm while the Extreme is longest at is 3,775mm due to different bumper design as well as bodykit addition) while its width is identical at 1,665mm and lower at 1,500mm, 45mm less than the nation best selling car. The 2,450mm wheelbase is 10mm longer than Myvi. The car is fairly light at 825kg in its barest trim.

In terms of accommodation, the interior is cosy for four adult with sufficient legroom for the rear occupants. However, don't expect a spacious cabin as offered by the Perodua Myvi, as the legroom is much less. Boot space however is 245L, much larger than 208L offered by the new Myvi. The feeling of spaciousness (or the lack of it) is further accentuated by the dark color choice for the cabin.

There will only sole engine option on offer, which is the 3A92 MIVEC 1,193cc unit pumping out a 78PS@6,000 rpm of power and 100Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The drivetrain, combined with a lightweight 850kg (max for CVT kitted in GS trim), the car is claimed to be capable of returning 21km/L of fuel consumption.

Suspension is McPhersons struts up front and torsion beam at the back, while the power steering is electrically assisted unit. Braking is ventilated disc at the front while the rear make do with the drum setup. The 14 inc alloy wheel is wrapped by 165/65 tyre.

Standard equipment across the board include the 2DIN audio interface with USB/iPOD connectivity, dual SRS airbags and ABS braking system. The pricier GS trim gets front fog lamp, rear spoiler, push start button, digitised automatic air-conditioning and keyless entry. All model are equipped with 60/40 split folding rear seat for an added practicality, as well as 3 head restraint for the back seat.

In keeping with the trend adopted many car seller today, Mitsubishi Malaysia also gives you the option to deck out your Mirage with plenty of option. For RM750, you can get a Chrome package which will buy you chromed fog lamp panel, front lower grille, tailgate garnish and door scuff plate. The Aero package meanwhile gives you front skirt, side window deflector, side skirt and rear skirt and costs you RM1,999. The cheapest accessories if you must get one is the Ralliart Fuel Lid Cap at RM150. The "smart fit" leather seat is RM1,500.

Mitsubishi Motor Malaysia also announced today that they have received 500 orders for Mirage, where most of them are for the top-liner GS version. More photo of Mitsubishi Mirage can be found after the jump, including the one from the Mid Valley road show.



Anonymous said...

Hi there,
I think the length of Myvi is 3690mm, is shorter than Mirage.


Akbar MMN said...

Yes correct. But all four variants of Myvis do differ in length,from 3,685mm to 3,775mm.

Anonymous said...

yeah, if variants are taken into account. Thanks for the info. :-)