Updated Mirage hatch range promises greater refinement and value.
For 2015 the Mitsubishi Mirage light hatchback range will offer improved passenger comfort and standard equipment levels while becoming more affordable than before.
There will be just two trim levels for the updated model – ES and LS - with the mid-spec Sport variant dropped from the local range.
Now priced from $11,490 in ES trim with a manual transmission, the 2015 model is $1500 less expensive than the outgoing entry-level Mirage.
The updated Mirage ES gains an all-black interior design, emergency hazard light activation under heavy braking, a cargo space light and a smaller roof antenna over the current model. This is on top of the already standard 14-inch wheels, air-conditioning, Bluetooth phone and audio, AM/FM CD player with USB and AUX input, power windows and power door mirrors.
The $12,990 LS model gains cruise control and privacy glass for 2015 on top of climate control air-con, 15-inch alloys, front fog lamps, rear spoiler and 4-speaker audio system.
Both models come standard with a 5-speed manual transmission while a CVT automatic is available as a $2,000 option across both trim levels.
The Mirage hatch is powered by a 59kW/100Nm 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine capable of using 4.6L/100km combined.
The 2015 Mirage hatch range has also been treated to the same NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) package as the sedan launched earlier this year. Mitsubishi claim that additional sound deadening in the floor, dashboard and A-pillars has resulted in improved cabin acoustics, while new engine mounts reduce engine noise and vibration.
The Mirage range is been awarded a five star ANCAP safety rating, courtsey of six airbags, stability control and ABS brakes with EBD (electronic brake force distribution).
A five-year 100,000km warranty with four years capped price servicing is also standard across all Mirage models.