it's not an illusion - it's the all-new mitsubishi mirage

CIRENCESTER, UK – Mitsubishi Motors in the UK is pleased to confirm the long awaited arrival of the all-new Mitsubishi Mirage.

The Mitsubishi Mirage is an A-segment car that’s stylish, well-equipped and practical. Mitsubishi Motors has completely reviewed the small car concept to deliver a rational, no-nonsense product with the quality and reliability for which Mitsubishi is so well-known. Lighter, faster and with impeccable environmental credentials, this is one Mirage that’s very real – and very much a car of its time.

Be Safe, Not Sorry

There’s no doubt buyers will be impressed with how Mirage looks from the outside – and they’ll love the inside of the vehicle too. The airy and comfortable cabin cocoons its occupants in a pleasant, well-designed and above all, safe, environment. Mirage is constructed using Mitsubishi’s ‘RISE’ safety body design - Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution - and involves the use of a massively strong monocoque structure made from ultra-high tensile steel.

The body is designed to ensure maximum crash protection from all angles and directs impact forces away from the occupants. Although certain parts of the car might be damaged in any impact, the passengers will remain within a steel safety cell. Impact testing showed Mirage has the highest collision safety among its class in Japan.

In addition, all Mirage variants have as standard:

  • Driver’s SRS front airbag
  • Passenger’s SRS front airbag with cut-off switch
  • Drivers & passenger’s side & curtain airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control
  • Hill-start assist (CVT only)
  • Brake assist system
  • Emergency Stop System (ESS)
  • Child protection rear door locks
  • Engine immobiliser
  • Daytime running lights
  • RISE [1] occupant protection

Under the Bonnet

Mirage is powered by a new generation of lightweight and compact petrol engines. For UK buyers, there are two alternatives: a frugal, low-friction 1.0-litre on Mirage 1; and a 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine for Mirages 2 & 3. Auto Stop & Go will be standard on the 1.2-litre engine.

Mirage 1, 2 and 3 are available with a five-speed manual transmission while a CVT auto option is available on the top-specification Mirage 3. The 1.0-litre unit produces 71PS with 88Nm of torque while the 1.2 variant produces 80PS with 106Nm of torque.

Green Thinking

Mirage is equipped with the full palette of low CO2technologies. In addition to the followingtechnologies:

  • Auto Stop & Go
  • Regenerative braking system
  • High-efficiency alternator
  • Intelligent battery sensor
  • 165/65R14 low-friction tyres,

The car also has a clever three-bar ‘Eco Drive Assist’ display in the instrument cluster which gives a visual indication of how economically the vehicle is being driven based on current fuel consumption and vehicle speed.

Last but not least, as an alternative to the standard five-speed manual gearbox, Mirage can be fitted with the newest version of Mitsubishi’s INVECS-III CVT wide-ratio transmission which now uses a sub-gear train to deliver better acceleration and fuel economy.

Extending the engine speed range over which the lock-up clutch engages and optimisation of transmission control have contributed to a further reduction in fuel consumption without affecting acceleration performance.

Step it up a Gear

The Mirage is powered by a new generation of lightweight and compact three-cylinder petrol engines, available in either 1.0-litre or 1.2-litre displacements. Lively and thrifty, both use Mitsubishi’s variable valve timing system.

Derivative Engine MPG CO2
Mirage 1.0L 67.3 96
Mirage 2 1.2L AS&G 68.9 96
Mirage 3 Man 1.2L AS&G 65.7 100
Mirage 3 CVT 1.2L AS&G 68.9 95

Something for Everyone!

Mirage 1: 1.0L Manual

  • 14” Steel wheels with wheel colours
  • Front electric windows
  • Side air bags
  • Tyre repair kit
  • Front accessory socket
  • AM/FM radio/CD player with two speakers
  • Glovebox USB terminal
  • Stability and traction control

Mirage 2: 1.2L AS&G Manual [2]

  • Manual air-conditioning
  • Pollen filter
  • Remote central locking
  • Roof spoiler
  • Rear power windows
  • Autolights and rain sensing wipers
  • Electrically adjustable door mirrors
  • Colour keyed door mirrors
  • Colour keyed exterior door handles
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Tachometer
  • Rear parcel shelf
  • 2 x rear speakers
  • Courtesy lamp in luggage area
  • Driver’s seat height adjuster
  • Privacy glass
  • Bright interior door handles & silver air vent surrounds
  • B-pillar black out

Mirage 3: 1.2L AS&G Manual and CVT[3]

  • 15” Alloy wheels (14” on CVT derivatives)
  • Leather steering wheel & gear knob
  • Front fog lamps
  • Keyless entry system with push button start
  • Automatic air-conditioning with pollen filter
  • Front & rear parking sensors

Money Talks [4]

We are pleased to announce that the Mirage has been competitively priced as follows:

  • Mirage 1 = £8,999
  • Mirage 2 = £10,999
  • Mirage 3 = £11,999
  • Mirage 3 CVT = £12,999

Metallic and pearlescent paint is available for £420 inclusive of VAT.

Future Proof

The average residual value across all variants of Mirage is 41%, this is above the average of the competitive basket at 39 per cent.

Mirage 2 and 3 (M/T) have a residual value of 41 per cent. The entry-level Mirage has the strongest RV at 44 per cent.

Colour Me Happy

Keenly anticipated by Mitsubishi’s dealer network, the Mitsubishi Mirage will be available to buy in the following colours [5]:

  • Polar White (Solid)
  • Eisen Grey (Metallic)
  • Starlight Silver (Metallic)
  • Pop Green (Metallic)
  • Red (Metallic)
  • Reef Blue (Metallic)
  • Cosmos Black (Metallic)
  • White Pearl (Pearlescent)


The Mirage has a 3-year / unlimited mileage warranty together with a pan-European roadside assistance package. The service interval for the Mirage is 12,500 miles/12 months (whichever occurs first). Mitsubishi’s extremely competitive Service Plan (MSP), covering the first three scheduled services can be purchased at the following:

  • Mirage 1 - £350
  • Mirage 2 - £350
  • Mirage 3 - £350
  • Mirage 3 CVT - £375

The Mitsubishi Pack [6] is available for all models at £199.99 and includes:

  • Front & rear mat set
  • Front & rear mud flaps
  • Front & rear door sill protectors
  • Textile boot mat

View from the Top

Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, Lance Bradley, said:

“Mirage has been designed from the ground up with emissions in mind. It’s going to be the only model on sale in the UK where every car in the range emits 100g/km CO2 or less, meaning no road tax or London Congestion Charge on any Mirage.

“People are worried about fuel prices and the environment just as we’re launching a small car that looks funky, is great to drive but is doing an amazing 67mpg and delivering incredibly low emissions figures. It’s the perfect car for us, we’re very excited!”

In a Nutshell

The Mitsubishi Mirage is the lightest, most aerodynamic and most efficient petrol-powered five-door hatchback range on the market. The Mirage has been designed with clear objectives, offering a stylish, well equipped and practical small car.

Throughout the design and production process, the focus has very much been on extensive weight reduction with the extensive use of high-tensile steel and exhaustive wind tunnel testing.

All this effort has resulted in a car that:

  • Is the only model in the UK today to offer 100g/km CO2or less across the whole range, resulting in zero Vehicle Excise Duty and no London Congestion Charge
  • Boasts fuel economy across the range of between 65.7 and 68.9mpg (combined)
  • Has enhanced specification levels against its predecessor, the Colt, itself a firm favourite among Mitsubishi customers

The Mitsubishi Mirage is a stylish new small car which offers our customers outstanding fuel economy, zero VED emissions, excellent packaging, a great specification and all at a competitive price.


And did you know…

  • The whole Mirage range produces a maximum of 100g/km CO2 emissions – which means that every model is exempt from road tax.
  • Low emissions but high in specification. The Mirage 3 comes with alloy wheels, a keyless entry system, rear power windows, climate control, auto lights and auto wipers.
  • It’s exempt from the London Congestion Charge.
  • It’s economical: Everything about Mirage is designed to make it more efficient.
  • It’s aerodynamic: The most aerodynamic vehicle in its class. We could blind you with science but it’s easier to say that it’s more aerodynamic that a Porsche Boxster.
  • The new Mirage can achieve up to 68mpg – that’s class leading fuel economy.
  • A generous 235-litre luggage area which increases to 600-litres with the seats folded.
  • It’s in great shape; It’s extremely strong yet weighs just 845kg making it lightest in class.
  • Clean and simple ‘Zen’ design of the interior is elegant and practical.
  • Styling allows the driver to see the front of the bonnet, for exceptional ease of manoeuvrability.
  • The Mirage has the best turning circle in its class.
  • Car boasts Mitsubishi’s RISE safety body design.

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[1] Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution
[2] Specification of Mirage 1 Plus…
[3] Specifications of Mirage 2 Plus…
[4] Price Inc VAT
[5] Mirage 1 is only available in Polar White (Solid)
[6] The Protection Pack can only be ordered with a new vehicle. Prices include fitting.


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