- “Light business car of the year” by NZ Company Vehicle magazine
- “Australia’s cheapest car to run” by Royal Automobile Club of Victoria – 4.6 l/100km
- Lowest ownership cost in category by the NZ Government procurement team.
Take the convenience and practicality of the new Mirage, add a bit more luxury, and you have the highly enviable Mirage XLS.
1.2L MIVEC engine
The MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing Electric Control) engine draws air smoothly into its cylinders in a way that minimises loss of energy.
And, while small, it packs a respectable punch, with maximum power of 58kW and maximum torque of 102Nm. Not bad.
INVECS III CVT
Running the engine at the most efficient rpms is the key to excellent fuel economy. It gives you a smooth and agile driving feel in all road conditions.
INVECS-III automatically selects gear ratios in response to driving conditions, resulting in delightfully smooth acceleration.
Electronic Power Steering gives Mirage a petite turning circle of just 4.6m. This means you'll find it pleasantly easy to manoeuvre in car parks and on narrow city streets.
This small car has been superbly designed to seat five adults with plenty of legroom and headroom. The driver's seat is height adjustable, and both front seats have slide and tilt functions for pure comfort.
Integrated Audio & Air Conditioning
It's easy to control the stereo and air conditioning with the well laid out centre console finished in classy piano black.
The clever 60:40 split-fold seating design gives you multiple configuration options and adaptable cargo space – versatility previously unheard of in a small car.
The new front-end design allows the driver to see both corners of the engine hood, making it easy to judge the position of the car. The placement of the front pillar and a low belt line offer a wide field of vision for greater safety and more confident driving, especially in the city.
The strengthened RISE body structure keeps all the car's occupants safe, by effectively absorbing and dispersing crash energy from all directions.
Active Stability Control maintains stability and control when cornering, by recognizing under-steer and over-steer. It then applies brake force to the appropriate wheels to keep you in control.
Hill Start Assist
The days of learning to do hill starts in your first Mirage are history with the introduction of Hill Start Assist. This clever function makes it easier to start off on a steep slope by maintaining the brake force, while you move your foot to the accelerator.
EBD reduces stopping distances by detecting passengers or heavier loads and automatically increasing rear brake force accordingly.
This system allows you to manoeuvre around objects under heavy braking conditions. It also prevents your wheels locking up, stopping you from slipping if you need to brake suddenly.
Every Mirage is fitted with driver, passenger, side and curtain airbags as standard. This protection lowers collision impact from all directions, greatly reducing injury.
Operating in tandem with airbags, seatbelts in the front will instantly retract when they receive an inflation signal, cleverly minimising impact in frontal collisions.
If you unintentionally hit your accelerator pedal as well as your brake in an emergency situation, the new SmartBrake system spots the error, cancels out the message from the gas pedal, and puts full concentration on your braking.