Mitsubishi has kept passenger cars alive in its Australian line-up, with the arrival of the updated Mirage micro car.

    April 3 2020: Honda has updated pricing for the Jazz, and raised the starting price. The text has been updated to show the Mirage now stands alone as Australia’s second-cheapest car.

    The 2020 Mirage has snagged the mantle for second-cheapest new car in Australia based on recommended retail price, with a starting sticker of $14,990 before on-road costs.

    Both are $800 more expensive than the base Kia Picanto S, priced from $14,090 before on-road costs.

    2020 Mitsubishi Mirage arrives in Australia

    The little Mirage, which will be hatchback only now, has seen a number of critical updates for 2020.

    Autonomous emergency braking and a reversing camera are now standard across the range, and lane-departure warning is fitted to the range-topping Mirage LS.

    Even the base ES benefits from a 7.0-inch infotainment system with Bluetooth, DAB radio, and smartphone mirroring through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

    2020 Mitsubishi Mirage arrives in Australia

    Moving from the ES to the LS brings single-zone climate control, 15-inch alloy wheels, a four-speaker sound system, cruise control, and privacy glass.

    It also gets you lane-departure warning, LED headlamps and taillights, fog lamps, and auto high-beam.

    Externally, the Mirage has been given a tougher makeover. The nose now wears a ‘Dynamic Shield’ grille inspired by the Pajero Sport and Triton, and two new colours have been added to the options list.

    Buyers can also opt for a range of dealer-fit options, including an interior illumination package, black alloy wheels, parking sensors, carpet floor mats, and a racier bodykit.

    Power comes from a 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine making 57kW and 100Nm, mated with a five-speed manual or CVT transmission.

    2020 Mitsubishi Mirage pricing

    • 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage ES manual: $14,990 ($16,490 drive-away)
    • 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage ES CVT: $16,490 ($17,990 drive-away)
    • 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage LS CVT: $17,490 ($18,990 drive-away with premium paint)

    Check out our full pricing and specs story for the Mitsubishi Mirage here.

    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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