Mitsubishi Motors has just announced a new entry price for the 2015 Mirage, with the ES model now starting from $11,490. The new entry price makes the Mirage one of the most affordable new cars in Australia.
Two models form the lineup; ES from $11,490, and LS from $12,990. Both come standard with five-speed manual transmission, or buyers can choose to option up to CVT automatic for $2000 extra.
The new pricing structure sees $1500 drop off the price of the ES, and $2000 from the LS for both manual and CVT models when compared with 2014 pricing.
Mitsubishi has worked on improving NVH levels for improved cabin acoustics, with additional sound insulation added to the front and rear floors, A pillars, as well as behind the dash and front cowl.
New to the base ES model is an all-black interior, exterior lamps with emergency stop signal, short roof antenna, and luggage room lamp. Other features include 14-inch wheels, active stability control, Bluetooth connectivity, driver and passenger airbags, side and curtain airbags, power windows, and ISOFIX rear child seat restraints.
The higher-spec LS now receives cruise control as standard, as well as privacy glass. Other features over the ES include climate control air conditioning, 15-inch alloy wheels, silver and chrome interior accents, front fog lamps, uprated seat material, and a four-speaker stereo.
Power from the 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine remains the same at 57kW and 100Nm. The engine does however benefit from new “hydraulic insulator and high rigidity” engine mounts which are said to reduce noise and vibration levels. The transmission also receives a new lightweight mounting bracket.
The 2015 Mirage is available in six colours; White; Mulberry; Cyber Blue; Red Planet; Black; and Pop Green. All colours except for White are an additional $495 for premium paint.
Safety-wise the Mirage boasts a five-star ANCAP rating, scoring 34.07 points from a possible 37. Together with the low price, this makes the 2015 Mirage one of the cheapest new cars to offer a five-star rating.
Mitsubishi Motors Australia executive director of marketing, Tony Principe, said:
“Mirage has been a great success story for Mitsubishi – its combination of great features, good looks, fuel efficiency, strong safety credentials and low running costs make it a very attractive car for value-conscious buyers.”
“Using the same approach successfully applied to 2015 model year Lancer, ASX, Outlander and Pajero earlier this year, we’ve simplified the Mirage line-up and pricing structure, while adding new features and upgrading its appearance and overall refinement.”
“With cruise control and privacy glass now standard on LS, new interior trim and NVH improvements across the range, the 2015 Mirage hatch is now even better value.”
All Mirage models benefit from Mitsubishi’s five-year/100,000km new car warranty and four-year capped price servicing.
The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage goes on sale from October 1.
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage hatch ES manual – $11,490
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage hatch ES CVT – $13,490
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage hatch LS manual – $12,990
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage hatch LS CVT – $14,990