Mitsubishi Motors has boosted the appeal of its popular Mirage hatch with new standard features and recommended retail pricing. Starting from a micro $12,990 driveaway (ES MT), the new 2015 model year Mirage hatch range is now even better value, while continuing to offer a high level of standard specification, low running costs and comprehensive safety credentials.
Mitsubishi’s fun and thrifty Mirage
The 2015 hatch range now mirrors the Mirage sedan line-up introduced by Mitsubishi Motors Australia in July, offering two variants – the entry level ES and top spec LS.
In addition to NVH upgrades, Mitsubishi has added new features for 2015 including Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), all black interior trim and short antenna, while LS models gain cruise control and privacy glass.
Despite its sharp pricing, the Mirage hatch still delivers strong peace of mind with its full five-year/100,000 kilometre New Car Warranty, four-year Capped Price Servicing, Roadside Assist and comprehensive safety package including five star ANCAP safety rating, six airbags, Active Stability Control and ABS with EBD.
Mitsubishi Motors Australia Executive Director of Marketing Tony Principe said the Mirage offers an unbeatable mix of style, value and safety.
“Mirage has been a great success story for Mitsubishi – its combination of great features, good looks, fuel efficiency, strong safety credentials and low running costs make it a very attractive car for value-conscious buyers,” he said.
“Using the same approach successfully applied to 2015 model year Lancer, ASX, Outlander and Pajero earlier this year, we’ve simplified the Mirage line-up and pricing structure, while adding new features and upgrading its appearance and overall refinement.
“With cruise control and privacy glass now standard on LS, new interior trim and NVH improvements across the range, the 2015 Mirage hatch is now even better value.”
Like the Mirage sedan, Mirage hatch is upgraded with a number of technical improvements to increase overall refinement and performance.
Mitsubishi has fitted Mirage with additional sound insulation in the front and rear floor areas, A pillar, dash panel and front cowl top to promote quiet cabin acoustics.
Further improvements have been made with a new engine mounting system that minimises engine noise and vibration. It’s comprised of a hydraulic insulator and high rigidity, lightweight cast aluminium bracket, while the transmission mount uses a lightweight and rigid cast steel bracket, which also helps to reduce noise and vibration. The engine itself is also quieter thanks to newly developed loss reduction technology.
Mirage hatch also gains Mitsubishi Motors’ Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) feature, which flashes the hazard warning lights under heavy braking to alert vehicles approaching from behind.
15MY Mirage hatch line up
ES standard features:
- All black interior – new
- Exterior lamps with Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) – new
- Short type roof antenna – new
- Luggage room lamp – new
- 1.2L DOHC MIVEC petrol engine
- 5-speed manual transmission
- Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with INVECS III Smart Logic (optional)
- Electric power steering
- 14-inch wheels
- Active Stability Control
- Hill Start Control (CVT only)
- Driver and passenger front airbags
- Side and curtain airbags
- Air conditioning
- Bluetooth® phone connectivity with audio streaming and voice control
- Steering wheel with audio and phone controls
- AM/FM CD player with USB and auxiliary input
- Power door mirrors
- Body colour door handles and mirrors
- Power windows with driver side auto up and down
- Driver’s seat with slide, recline and height adjustment
- Two ISOFIX rear seat child restraints
- Three tether anchor rear seat child restraints
- Child proof rear door locks
LS standard features over ES:
- Cruise control – new
- Privacy glass – new
- Climate control air conditioning
- Chrome and silver interior accents
- 15-inch alloy wheels
- Front fog lamps
- Colour key rear spoiler
- High grade seat material
- 4 Speakers
Exterior Colour Range
- Mulberry ^
- Cyber Blue ^
- Red Planet ^
- Black ^
- Pop Green ^
^Premium paint $495 RRP
Warranty & Servicing
The 15MY Mirage hatch benefits from Mitsubishi’s five-year/100,000km new car warranty.
The Mirage hatch and sedan range has Mitsubishi’s four-year Capped Price Servicing, which is $290 RRP for the first, second, third and fourth services, which are scheduled every 15,000km or 12 months, whichever comes first.