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by Tim Beissmann

The 2013 Mitsubishi Mirage will be available from launch for $12,990 driveaway and for a limited time will come with a $1000 gift card, strengthening the appeal of all-new Thai-built model in the price-sensitive city-car segment.

Mitsubishi Australia has confirmed pricing for the new five-door Mirage hatch will range from $12,990 to $19,490 driveaway under the special introductory offer. It makes the entry-level Mitsubishi Mirage ES manual one of the cheapest cars on the market, rivalling the Chery J1 ($9990 driveaway), Suzuki Alto ($11,990 driveaway) and Holden Barina Spark ($12,490), and undercutting the likes of the Nissan Micra ($13,490), Proton S16 FLX ($13,990 driveaway) and the Volkswagen Up! ($13,990).

Additionally, private buyers who order a Mirage during January and take delivery before the end of February will also receive a $1000 Westfield gift card.

The Mitsubishi Mirage nameplate returns to Australian showrooms 10 years after the old fifth-generation Lancer-based hatchback disappeared to be replaced by the largely unloved Colt in 2004.

The pint-sized five-seater is powered by a 57kW/100Nm 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine and is available with either five-speed manual or continuously variable transmission (CVT), returning combined cycle fuel consumption between 4.6-4.9 litres per 100km.

Standard features include air conditioning, leather-wrapped steering wheel, AUX/USB stereo inputs and Bluetooth phone connectivity with audio streaming.

Read more: 2013 Mitsubishi Mirage pricing and specifications.

 

2013 Mitsubishi Mirage pricing:

  • Mirage ES manual – $12,990 ($12,990 driveaway)
  • Mirage ES CVT – $15,240 ($15,490 driveaway)
  • Mirage Sport manual – $14,190 ($14,490 driveaway)
  • Mirage Sport CVT – $16,440 ($16,990 driveaway)
  • Mirage LS manual – $15,490 ($16,990 driveaway)
  • Mirage LS CVT – $17,740 ($19,490 driveaway)