Currently VED exempt, so you don't have pay Road Tax
The Mitsubishi Mirage has arrived and it is priced from £8,999 for the entry-level Mirage 1 through to £12,999 for the Mirage 3 CVT.
In the UK there is a choice of two petrol engines either a 1.0-litre unit on the Mirage 1; and a 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine for Mirages 2 & 3. Auto Stop & Go will be standard on the 1.2-litre engine. The Mirage 1, 2 and 3 are available with a five-speed manual transmission while a CVT auto option is available on the Mirage 3.
The 1.0-litre unit outputs 71PS and on the official combined cycle is capable according to Mitsubishi of 67.3 mpg, whilst emitting 96 g/km CO2, which currently means it is road tax exempt.
The 1.2-litre engine Auto Stop & Go outputs 80PS; the Mirage 2 model achieves 68.9 mpg on the combined cycle with 96 g/km, Mirage 3 manual 65.7 mpg/100 g/km and the Mirage 3 CVT 68.9 mpg / 95 g/km.
Every model is currently exempt from the London Congestion Charge and road tax exempt. All models feature ‘Eco Drive Assist’ which displays in the instrument cluster a visual indication of how economically the vehicle is being driven based on current fuel consumption and vehicle speed.
Despite its compact size the Mirage can accommodate 235-litres of luggage which increases to 600-litres with the seats folded down.
Standard Equipment across all models includes, Driver’s SRS front airbag, Passenger’s SRS front airbag with cut-off switch, Drivers & passenger’s side & curtain airbags, ABS with EBD, Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control, Hill-start assist (CVT only), Brake assist system, Emergency Stop System (ESS), Child protection rear door locks, Engine immobiliser, Daytime running lights and RISE occupant protection.
The Mirage 1: 1.0L Manual (£8,999)
Standard Equipment includes 14” Steel wheels with wheel colours, Front electric windows, Side air bags, Tyre repair kit, Front accessory socket, AM/FM radio/CD player with two speakers, Glovebox USB terminal and Stability and traction control
Mirage 2: 1.2L AS&G Manual (£10,999)
Adds: Manual air-conditioning, Pollen filter, Remote central locking, Roof spoiler, Rear power windows, Autolights and rain sensing wipers, Electrically adjustable door mirrors, Colour keyed door mirrors, Colour keyed exterior door handles, Outside temperature gauge, Tachometer, Rear parcel shelf, 2 x rear speakers, Courtesy lamp in luggage area, Driver’s seat height adjuster, Privacy glass, Bright interior door handles & silver air vent surrounds and B-pillar black out
Mirage 3: 1.2L AS&G Manual (£11,999) and CVT (£12,999)
Gains 15” Alloy wheels (14” on CVT derivatives), Leather steering wheel & gear knob, Front fog lamps, Keyless entry system with push button start, Automatic air-conditioning with pollen filter and Front & rear parking sensors.
There is a choice of Polar White (Solid), Eisen Grey (Metallic), Starlight Silver (Metallic), Pop Green (Metallic), Red (Metallic), Reef Blue (Metallic), Cosmos Black (Metallic) and White Pearl (Pearlescent). Metallic and pearlescent paint is available for £420.
The Mitsubishi Mirage has a 3-year / unlimited mileage warranty together with a pan-European roadside assistance package. The service interval for the Mirage is 12,500 miles/12 months (whichever occurs first). You can add mats and flaps pack for £199 which includes Front & rear mat set, Front & rear mud flaps, Front & rear door sill protector and a Textile boot mat.Published 20 March 2013