Remember when there’s a Mitsubishi Mirage and Attrage in Malaysia? Years ago, Mitsubishi Malaysia introduced both subcompacts as Eco-friendly models with very attractive prices, under RN 60k. Both models are of similar stock, the Mirage being a hatchback and Attrage a sedan. However, the acceptance rate for the two models was below what Mitsubishi had expected. So, they chose to cut the Mirage and Attrage from the line-up.
But, the Mitsubishi Mirage and Attrage lives on in plenty of countries. The Mirage and Attrage are well accepted particularly in Thailand, where it's built, with an update announcement. According to Mitsubishi sources, the subcompacts sold 140,000 units around the globe last year.
The Mirage and Attrage are set to debut at the Thailand Motor Expo from 28 November.
What’s the buzz about the Mitsubishi sub-compacts?
Both facelifted Mirage and Attrage are especially for the Thai market. Both are gifted sharper and more dynamic lines and some due interior updates.
The front end is dominated by the Dynamic Shield design and the squared grille with bar pattern. Headlights have been re-positioned to give the car a wider stance, as do the foglights on the bumper corners. At the side, they made it more athletic with that bulged tone on the doors.
From the rear, the squared concept is exemplified by the combination lights and concave-styled bumper.
Both models are offered with 15-inch wheels; two-tone diamond cut design for the Mirage abd silver for the Attrage. New body colors are added for each model, White Diamond and Sand Yellow (Mirage only).
Inside, the two subcompacts by Mitsubishi have a new armrest, soft touch materials around the cabin, instrument clister and power window panels in carbon-finish, and special upholstery. The Mirage is upholstered in a sporty-look fabric/synthetic leather combination. For Attrage, they use a monotone with synthetic leather for the seats.
For entertainment and driver display, there’s a smartphone Display Audio (SDA) system with 7-inch display with connectivity.
In the engine department, both cars still carry a 1.2l engine with city driving-centric performance expectations.
No word as of publishing time of any intentions by Mitsubishi Malaysia to revive the two subcompact models in this country.