A brochure detailing the all-new Mitsubishi Attrage has revealed the production car’s rear end and interior for the first time.

Mitsubishi released just one front three-quarter image of the Attrage upon unveiling the city-sized sedan last week, keeping the final design of the car’s back half and cabin a secret until now, with the official brochure appearing on Thai website MitsuBNT.

The Mitsubishi Attrage’s tail-lights are rounded and bold, combining cohesively with the large headlights and expressive front end.


The interior closely resembles the layout of the pint-sized Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback on which the Attrage is based, with the steering wheel, instrument cluster and components of the dashboard carried over into the sedan.

The Attrage will be manufactured alongside the Mirage at Mitsubishi’s Laem Chabang Industrial Estate assembly facility in Thailand.

It will launch in Thailand in July ahead of its anticipated Australian introduction during the first quarter of 2014.


Like the Mirage, the Mitsubishi Attrage features a 57kW/100Nm 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, which can be teamed with either a five-speed manual or automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Mitsubishi says the Attrage will offer class-leading manoeuvrability thanks to its 4.8m turning radius and the lightest body in its segment through the extensive use of high-tensile steel. It also says the car’s aerodynamic performance and interior space will be among the best in class.


  • 3D4

    This is such a hillarious vehicle…

  • quivive

    Mr Bishi will be the next auto manufacturer to collapse if thisand the new Outlander are typical of its future products.

    • Sumpguard

      Yeah they are rapidly becoming dull.

      • $29896495

        Do you remember the days when Mitsubishi designed genuinely attractive small cars. Cars you’d want to buy and be seen in?

        • Phil

          no, I can’t remember that. Wait a sec, there was the Lancer liftback sold by Chrysler back in the late 70’s… I can’t think of a Mitsu since the 3000GT that I would call attractive, though most are inoffensive. They at least didn’t look life a half chewed jellybean like the Attrage.

          • $29896495

            Yep that’s about the period Lancer LB was a sweet car, also the Galant Coupe one of which I owned – Though US Mitsubishi have had some nice coupes. None of which we have seen.

  • galaxy

    zero effort from the likes of Mitsu, Toyota, Nissan, Honda these days. Mazda seems to be the shining light with a small exception from a thing called 86/BRZ. ZZzzzzzzzzz

    • Ypsilon

      What exactly does Mazda do that makes it the shining light? Their cars aren’t that interesting and on a global scale they are actually quite a small company. Honda has won two Wheels car of the year in the last couple of years and the CR-Z is one of the best things I’ve driven in a long time and the new NSX looks brilliant. I hardly think Honda is putting in zero effort.

      • $29896495

        CRZ is flawed. NSX is not on sale. The rest is pretty average.

      • galaxy

        I’m happy for you to include Mazda in the group, I was being generous. All Japanese makers are insulting consumers with the way they’re milking profits bu trying to slow down the pace of development. They even did it with electronics and look at the mess that Sony, Panasonic, Sharp etc are in today. Hyundai and VW are actually setting the pace in development these days, so look out by the turn of the decade.

  • Mick Malloy

    Nice class leading interior (though that’s not a particularly hard feat).

  • Martin

    I really don’t like where Mitsubishi seem to be heading of late…

  • 42 = The Answer

    Once again the team designing the front end had no communication with the team designing the back end! You could remove the diamonds and put a Proton logo and it’d seem more fitting. Mitsubishi really have lost the plot in terms of design consistency!

  • Hung Low

    This car says….I hate life.

    • $29896495

      It says “I got my 5 year old to draw it because I was getting stoned”

  • Darryl

    Is there some contest going on between those wacky Japanese designers of small sedans to come up with an even uglier model each time. We had the Almera, and that was pretty awful, now we have this thing, and yep, it’s uglier still. And folks will have the chance to laugh at you longer, as you won’t be getting out of the way in a hurry with that 1.2L triple with an auto.

  • MisterZed

    This car is so hot – I’m trading in my i45 for one.

    • F1orce

      It’s a Mitsubishi.

      And they’re popular in Australia

  • Tone

    I’m guessing this … thing … will be the go-to chariot to all those people in their 80s that are finally downsizing from their Magnas.

    • gibbut

      magnas??? surely you mean camrys or libertys

      • Tone

        Old people hang onto their cars for way too long. I mean Magnas. Possibly even Sigmas.

        • $29896495

          ld people can’t afford to run out and buy a car when they feel like it you know. I bet they pr at least some of them wish they could.

  • chuckles

    Should have been called the Mitsubishi Average

  • JD

    Looks like the Nissan Almera has some competition to the light car, small wheel fat body segment

  • Shak

    This will do well in Asia/India. Thats the best i can say for this car.

  • $29896495

    Genuinely ugly car

  • gf

    4.8 metre turning radius? Their image of the turning radius shows a turning circle about twice that relative to the (4.2m?) length of the car in the image.

    • Phil

      You do understand radius = half the diameter, don’t you? It’s a silly way of saying a 9.6m turning circle. By way of comparison, the Corolla has a 9.8m turning circle. So does a Canter 413 light truck.

      • lpota

        Their picture shows a image of a full diameter – showing the path of a car doing a complete U-turn with the captions “4.8 m”!.
        What a con!

        • Phil

          Yep, a con. Unless it is with sudden application of the handbrake, but then it would have to be called the Attrage Ralliart 😉

  • $29896495

    Just read that Mitsubishi is expected by Wall Street to close up shop by 2014 (and Volvo) both with 0.3% market share.

    • Hung Low

      Chances are Wall Street will close up shop too if the federal reserve continues to prints ‘I owe you’s’

      • $29896495

        Sure Mitsubishi makes lots of things. But unless the rest of the world is making up for losses in US AUS and EU, those comments relating to the car division could be right. Very easy for a company like that to loose dead wood if it’s not profitable.

    • Em

      I doubt very much they will be “closing up shop”. The company has returned to profit and is doing well in developing markets, until they can get there product line to appeal to mature markets again, that is what will keep them afloat.

    • matt

      in America maybe, I agree their range sucks, but the motor division has been making solid profits for a few years now….. lol you do realise Mitsubishi is the GE of japan…. making white goods, trains, planes, automobiles :p, huge and profitable banking division, nuclear reactor technology, Japanese military contracts worth billions….. Mitsubishi as a company is going no where dude.

  • LowRezFez

    Goes well with my beige cardy and smart tailored walk shorts.

  • Aus_poppa

    The unfortunate reality is that it is extremely difficult to do a three box sedan in a small size. This is pretty awful, in the same manner as the Nissan Almera,, Fiesta sedan and Mazda 2 sedan. Remember also the Polo Classic that had a brief life here. Look also at South America where they do booted variations on the Opel Corsa – can’t think of one car in this class which works as a notchback.

  • Josh

    Ugly looks aside, I am outraged by the name…Attrage?? Who thought of that? That’s the worst conjunction Ive ever heard, sounds like they put in zero effort to try and think of something clever.

  • gibbut

    my god, its actually worse looking than an almera!

  • myarm

    In malaysia this car is valued slighly higher than proton preve. so i guess this gotta be better than proton preve. expect the price to be around 19k like the proton preve