Mitsubishi Mirage Review

By Somdatta Basu   |  October 29, 2013


Mitsubishi Mirage is one of the lightest hatchbacks with tremendous fuel efficiency. Debuted in Thailand, Japanese carmaker Mistubishi Motors are ready to launch this hatchback in India. Mirage will be the first hatchback, from the stables of Mitsubishi, launched in India. The B-segment hatchback can accommodate 4 persons and is loaded with many features. The Mitsubishi Mirage will be available in three variants - GL manual, GL CVT and GS CVT.

Powertrain & Performance

Mitsubishi Mirage is equipped with 1.2 litre petrol engine which is capable of churning out 77 bhp power and a torque of 100 Nm. The engine is equipped with Mitsubishi’s MIVEC technology along with a new Auto Stop and Go system. The engine is mated to Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) gearbox. It gives a good mileage of 30 kmpl. The light body weight of the hatchback also contributes for the same.

Build & Styling

Mitsubishi Mirage exteriors are less attractive but owing to its excellent mileage it can work out well in the automotive market. The exterior features present are slender grille, roof mounted spoiler, aerodynamic wheel covers, 3 diamond Mitsubishi logo, L-shaped headlamps, body colored ORVMs, high mount stop lamps on the integrated rear spoiler and rear wiper. The Mirage is a light weight car owing to the high-tensile steel used in its body.

The interior of Mitsubishi Mirage features flat dashboard, 3-spoke steering, gloss black and white trim interiors and central console with two AC vents and audio system. The comfort features present are air conditioner, four AC vents that ensure consistent and clean airflow to all corners of the cabin, comfortable seats, power windows, rear wiper with defogger, fuel filler, remote boot and foldable rear seats to increase the space when required.

The Mitsubishi Mirage is equipped with many safety standards without compromising on comfort. The safety features present are airbags (for driver and front passenger), fog lamps, ABS and EBD.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    • Roof-mounted spoiler
    • 3-spoke steering
    • Fog Lamp
  • Cons

    • Engine could have been more powerful