THE Mitsubishi Mirage hatch has a fresh new look, with a remodelled exterior, upgraded interior and better on-road dynamics part of an overall improved design revealed for 2016.
The sleek new styling includes a new front grille with chrome accents, redesigned bonnet, front and rear bumper and wheel design, with new high-grade seating trim and cushioned rear seats improving passenger comfort inside.
Piano black and chrome accents enhance the cabin’s touch points, while on-road performance benefits from more intuitive steering response, better balanced handling and increased ride comfort, thanks to an extensive rework of suspension tune and electric power steering calibration.
The 2016 Mirage offers improved running costs too, with increased fuel economy of 4.6L/100km and Capped Price Servicing reduced by $270 over the four-year servicing agreement period.
The 5-star ANCAP Safety rated Mirage hits the market with a comprehensive five-star safety package including six SRS airbags, Active Stability Control (ASC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Emergency Brakeforce Distribution (ABD) and an Emergency Stop Signal function (ESS). Hill Start Assist will now be standard on the manual ES model.
You can get into a 2016 Mirage ES for $12,250 for the manual and $14,250 for the auto (plus on-roads), or the sportier LS for $15,250 (auto only). The sedan gets a number of the same interior and performance improvements but maintains the existing exterior design.