The second-cheapest car in Australia is back. Mitsubishi has kept passenger cars alive, with the arrival of the updated Mirage micro car.
Although it isn’t a new model, the 2020 Mirage has been treated to a significant facelift. The nose now wears a variation of the Dynamic Shield grille spreading across the Mitsubishi range, and the cabin has been updated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Three variants of 2020 Mirage are available, with prices starting at $14,990 before on-road costs for the base ES manual.
That makes it the second-cheapest car in Australia, at just $800 more than the base Kia Picanto.
- 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)
Prices exclude on-road costs unless otherwise stated
The only engine offered in the 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage is a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol making 57kW and 100Nm.
The base ES is offered with a five-speed manual transmission, a continuously-variable transmission is optional.
The entire Mirage range sips 4.7L/100km on the combined cycle.
The 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage measures 3795mm long, 1665mm wide and 1510mm tall, with a 2450mm wheelbase.
Boot space is 235L with the rear seats in place, and 599L with them folded.
The 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage has a five-star ANCAP rating, but it was achieved in 2013.
The addition of autonomous emergency braking and a reversing camera would earn the Mirage some plaudits under 2020 test rules, however there’s no guarantee of a five-star rating.
Standard equipment in the 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage ES includes:
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Reversing camera
- 7.0-inch touchscreen
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- DAB radio
- Air conditioning
Moving to the Mirage LS brings:
- Lane-departure warning
- LED headlights and taillights
- Fog lights
- Automatic high-beam
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.
Maintenance for the Mirage is required every 12 months or 15,000km – whichever comes first.
Each of the first three services costs $199.