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.
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.
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)