Mitsubishi’s new Mirage

11 February 2020

MITSUBISHI has made a raft of changes to its Mirage range, including altering the appearance, and they are certainly no optical illusion.

There is a sharper look for the exterior, a completely updated interior plus additional technology features and improved connectivity.

The most significant element of the transformation is the company’s so-called 2020 Dynamic Shield brand identity.

This incorporates new headlamp clusters with LED daytime running lights and headlights, a new grille and chunkier bumpers with large, angular recesses on each corner to broaden the stance.

The rear is also given a wider look thanks to the squared-off treatment of the bumper corners and new LED combination tail lights. The new look is finished with distinctive 15-inch alloy wheels with two-tone diamond-cut styling and two additional colour choices of White Diamond and Sand Yellow.

The vehicles also get more user-friendly interiors with new door trims and switch panels, new high-contrast instruments and new upholstery.

There is also Mitsubishi’s Smartphone Display Audio system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen that offers full smartphone connectivity including Bluetooth plus Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and built-in satellite navigation.

The revised range continues to use the 80bhp 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine but gains improved economy and reduced emissions. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, with a CVT automatic option on Design and First Edition models.

The three-model line up comes with a choice of entry-level Verve, mid-range Design and top-specification First Edition trim and equipment levels.

The Verve has remote central locking, electric windows and mirrors, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, rear spoiler, air conditioning, height-adjustable driver’s seat and Bluetooth connectivity, including music streaming.

The Design version adds 15-inch black and silver alloy wheels, keyless entry and start, the SDA audio system, faux leather and fabric seats, height adjustable passenger’s seat, front grille with red accent, rear privacy glass, electric folding door mirrors and a leather-trimmed gear lever.

The First Edition variant adds an array of safety and luxury equipment including Forward Collision Mitigation, LED headlights, front grille with chrome accent, rear parking sensors, cruise control, heated front seats, climate control and front fog lights.

Prices start at £10,550 for the Verve and £12,495 for the manual Design version and £13,315 for the automatic. The First Edition models cost from £14,035 for the manual and £14,855 for the automatic. Two service plans are also available, covering the first three or five years, priced from £425.

Mitsubishi Mirage Interior