Dynamic duo: The two variants of the Mitsubishi Mirage

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The subcompact sedan segment is one of the most competitive categories in the local automotive landscape. That said, Mitsubishi opted to throw in one of its longest-running nameplates to compete in a cut-throat segment.

The Mitsubishi Mirage has been in production since 1978 and is now one of the Japanese carmaker’s best-selling subcompact vehicles in the country.

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Mitsubishi Philippines is currently offering the Mirage in two variants. And although they’re not as iconic as Batman and Robin, these cars are definitely as unique and as dynamic.

Let’s check out the two variants of the Mitsubishi Mirage.

Mitsubishi Mirage M/T (P704,000)

Dimensions and capacities

  • Fuel Capacity: 35 liters
  • Overall Length: 3,795mm
  • Overall Width: 1,665mm
  • Overall Height: 1,500mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,450mm
  • Wheel Size: 15 inches

Powertrain

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  • Engine Type: 1.2-liter, in-line 3 DOHC MIVEC
  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • Fuel System: ECI-Multi (Electronic Controlled Injection - Multi-Point Injection)
  • Displacement: 1,193cc
  • Maximum Output: 76hp
  • Maximum Torque: 100Nm
  • Transmission Type: Five-speed Manual Transmission
  • Steering: Electronic-Type Power Steering
  • Brakes Front: 13-inch Ventilated Disc Brakes
  • Brakes Rear: Seven-inch Leading and Trailing Drum Brakes
  • Suspension Front: MacPherson Strut Coil Spring
  • Suspension Rear: Torsion Beam

Exterior:

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  • Headlamp: Multi Reflector Halogen
  • Foglights: Optional
  • Grille: Black with Chrome Accents
  • Turn Signals: Fender-Integrated
  • Side Mirror: Black
  • Door Handles: Body Color
  • Third Brake Light: Equipped (Rear Spoiler-Integrated)
  • Rear Lamp: Integrated Bulb Type
  • Bumper Reflectors: Equipped

Interior

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  • Steering Wheel: Three-Spoke Urethane with Silver Accent
  • Steering Wheel Adjustment: Tilt Type
  • Seat Material: Fabric
  • Air-Conditioning: Equipped (Manual Analog Control)
  • Cup Holders: Equipped
  • Bottle Holders: Equipped
  • Audio System: 2-DIN, Tuner, USB, iPod-ready, Aux-in, and Bluetooth
  • Speakers: Two

Safety

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  • Airbags: Equipped (Driver and Passenger)
  • Seatbelts: Equipped (Three-point ELR with Pre-tensioner)
  • Child Proof Lock: Equipped
  • Side Impact Beams: Equipped

Mitsubishi Mirage CVT (P765,000)

This also shares the same features like the M/T model. The only difference between the two is their transmission types.

Both variants are offered in two colors that pay homage to the caped crusader and the boy wonder, gray and red.

If you’re in the market for a small and compact city car, these models from the esteemed Japanese carmaker make for a good option. Interested? Check out Carmudi’s selection of second-hand Mitsubishi Mirage subcompact sedan cars here.

Photos from Mitsubishi

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