Australia: Mitsubishi Mirage to start at AUD12,990 image

Mitsubishi has announced the launch of the Mirage in Australia next year, where the model will be available from just 12,990 AUD.

The entry-level version of the Mitsubishi Mirage, the ES, will battle the cheapest cars on the Australian market starting from January 2013, when the model will be launched there. According to the Japanese based automaker, the Mirage ES will start at 12,990 AUD, undercutting the Nissan Micra (13,490 AUD) but being more expensive than the Chery J1 (10,990 AUD) or the Suzuki Alto (11,790 AUD). The mid-range Mirage Sport is priced from 14,190 AUD but if the top of the line LS is what you’re into, than get ready to pay 15,490 AUD.

The Mitsubishi Mirage is 3,710 mm long, 1,665 mm wide and 1,500 mm tall. All versions of the Mirage are powered by the same 1.2 liter three-cylinder petrol engine, which is producing a total output of 57 kW at 6,000 rpm and 100 Nm of torque available at 4,000 rpm. The ES and Sport burn 4.6 liters of fuel every 100 km with either the five-speed manual or the CVT, while the ES is “drinking” 4.8 and 4.9L / 100 km. Standard items found on the ES include the tilt adjustable steering wheel, two-speaker audio system, AC, leather wrapped steering wheel, AUX, USB, Bluetooth and more.