The Mitsubishi Attrage, a next-generation 'global compact sedan', will go on sale in Thailand in July.
The company claims that the Attrage features suitably modern styling, outstanding forward visibility, large door openings, excellent manoeuvrability and a turning circle of just 4.8 metres — all features which are beneficial to a small city car.
Reputedly the Mitsubishi's styling helps balance aerodynamics with interior space. Consequently the Attrage, which is based on the Concept G4, is reputed to be the most roomy car in its class while achieving a drag coefficient of 0.29, close to that of the Nissan Leaf.
Power comes from a 1.2-litre MIVEC engine which is coupled to a five-speed manual gearbox or an automatic continuously variable transmission. Thanks to the low drag and efficient engine, the Attrage's average fuel economy is claimed to be 62mpg.
Mitsubishi also says that Attrage offers reassuring handling, stability and a comfortable ride.
Initially the Attrage will be launched in Thailand. Other markets will follow, but according to Mitsubishi it's unlikely that the Attrage will ever reach UK showrooms.