A look at the new Mitsubishi Mirage

The Mitsubishi Mirage is the newest entrant in the Japanese firm’s line of super-small city cars, and recently replaced its predecessor the Mitsubishi Colt. Prices begin from £8,999, and in as much as it may not replace the Dacia Sandero as the cheapest car in the country, it is firmly focused on the value it has to offer to its buyers. Some of the chief rivals of the Mirage include Kia Picanto, Chevrolet Spark, Suzuki Splash, and Nissan Micra.

The Mirage has been built to be very efficient in terms of its cost bearing in mind that the twin-engine range has been exempted from paying road tax not mentioning that it has also been exempted from the ‘London Congestion Charge’ as well. Looking at the exterior of the car, one may imagine that the Mirage is small and somewhat cramped, but once inside, it’s easy to see that the car is quite spacious with the lightest doors in its category.

The major selling point of the Mirage is its efficiency with the Mirage 3 manual emitting 100g/km CO2 meaning that is uses 65.7mpg which is quite impressive for a petrol fueled car. In as much as these figures aren’t unique to the Mirage, other cars like the Picanto and the Micra are not exempted from paying road tax.

This offer, unique to the Mirage and is quite a tempting factor for buyers, considering that the opening offer knocks a staggering £1,000 off the cost of the Mirage. The car has six standard airbags and a RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body structure composed of high tensile steel protecting the driver and passengers in case of a severe crash. The 3-year servicing package starts from as low as £350, which is another perk you get after buying this car, making it an ideal choice for those who’d like a no-nonsense runabout.