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by Matt Campbell

Don’t call it the Attrage: the new Mitsubishi Mirage sedan will lose its awkward name when it launches locally in July.

Mitsubishi Australia confirmed the naming of the new model at its annual dealer conference in Adelaide today. The car was showcased as the Mitsubishi G4 (global four) in concept guise in 2013, and the brand does call it the Attrage (for “attractive Mirage“) in some markets including Thailand.

As with the Mirage hatchback, the Mirage sedan features a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with 57kW of power and 100Nm of torque. It has a standard five-speed manual gearbox and an optional continuously variable transmission (CVT) auto, with combined cycle fuel consumption estimated at 4.6 litres per 100km.

The sedan is considerably larger than the hatch, measuring 4.24 metres long compared with the hatch’s 3.71m length. It is light, too – the sedan weighs just 901 kilograms in manual guise and 916kg with the CVT.

Expected to be offered in a single trim level only, the car will feature six airbags (dual front, front-side, and full-length curtains), USB connectivity, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming and 15-inch wheels as standard.

The car will compete with the likes of the all-new Honda City (priced from $15,990) and the Nissan Almera (from $16,990). Pricing hasn’t been released for the new model, but given the company’s cut-price antics with the Mirage hatch, we’d expect it to be positioned sharply.

The Mirage sedan will be built alongside the hatch at Mitsubishi’s Laem Chabang Industrial Estate assembly facility in Thailand.




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