Japanese city car is redesigned inside and out but will retain its 1.2-litre petrol engine for UK sale
James Attwood, digital editor
18 November 2019

The Mitsubishi Mirage has been updated for 2020 with a refreshed look and new interior tech, although it's set to retain its current engine.

The revamped version of the Hyundai i10 rival has been revealed ahead of its public debut at the Thailand motor show in Bangkok and is due to go on sale in the UK early next year.

The Mirage has been given an exterior styling revamp to reflect Mitsubishi’s current Dynamic Shield design concept, featuring a redesigned grille and new LED headlights designed to make the car appear wider. The city car also gets a new-look rear bumper, new 15in alloy wheels and two new paint colours.

Mitsubishi has revamped the interior in a bid to make it more user-friendly, including redesigning the front armrests. Upper trim levels feature a new-look fabric and synthetic leather upholstery, while the firm’s new Smartphone Display Audio infotainment system will be available as an option. That comes with a 7.0in touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

The 79bhp 1.2-litre petrol engine will continue as the sole powerplant offered in the UK, with either a manual or CVT automatic gearbox. Full UK specifications and pricing are due to be revealed early next year.

The Mirage will be displayed in Thailand alongside the Attrage, its saloon sibling, which isn’t sold in the UK.

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18 November 2019

Mitsubishi now screams "short of money" more than ever before. I know they have hovered on the edge of bankruptcy for years, maybe even techincally bankrupt sometimes, but it is really showing in their range nowadays. Read any magazines reports and they all say "outdated" engines, poor gearboxes and lack of road finessing. This Mirage looks like rivals of years back, nothing special or "modern" about the appearance at all.

18 November 2019
If this was launched 15 years ago, it would have been uncompetitive then too. This will be a courtesy car for dealers only

18 November 2019
Regarding comments about it being uncompetitive, the way things are going it'll have no competition anyway, as city cars seem to be disappearing, with only electric or premium surviving, and maybe a Kia/Hyundai. Which I think is a shame, I've always thought these look like the previous lack luster Micra.

19 November 2019
si73 wrote:

Regarding comments about it being uncompetitive, the way things are going it'll have no competition anyway, as city cars seem to be disappearing, with only electric or premium surviving, and maybe a Kia/Hyundai. Which I think is a shame, I've always thought these look like the previous lack luster Micra.

True, but it would be good if it was at least a decent little car. As for the Micra, I had one as a courtesy car once. Interior was awful, but the engine was peppy. 

18 November 2019

Hardly any one in the U.K. will buy this limp car over an UP, i10 or Aygo  alternative.

18 November 2019
Thekrankis wrote:

Hardly any one in the U.K. will buy this limp car over an UP, i10 or Aygo  alternative.

I guess they could go for the Honda Jazz instead, in a nice shade of light blue to go with their hair.

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