Saturday, March 09, 2013 - 09:22:16
2013 Mitsubishi's new Mirage
Mitsubishi Mirage is latest model of Mitsubishi which was first shown on the Paris Motor Show 2012. This is a worldwide car which is going to be sold in more than 150 countries. The Mirage will be targeting mostly middle and upper class as it good in both affordability and the fuel cutback. This model of Mitsubishi is a light hatchback car and they aim to reach about 12,000 to sale. This figure of units sold was touched by Suzuki swift last year. This model will surely increase significant volume of sales. The Mirage will be competing against super-mini vehicles like Hyundai i20 in UK. The estimated and expected price starts from £8,500.
The Mitsubishi Mirage is a five-door and five seat car. It might not have some of the complicated features but surely has comfortable features. The bonnet side or the front end of the car is designed in way that the driver can see the whole bonne t easily which makes the parking task very easy. You will be a little surprised that Mitsubishi didn’t give the Mirage a distinguishing appearance and still has some touch of the previous models. However, some difference will be seen.
Now coming towards the features and dynamics of the new Mitsubishi Mirage, it has keyless access, electric windows; the driver seat can be adjusted according to the height and also the Bluetooth facility. The exterior shows the mid-standard 14inch alloys and the back spoiler. In addition, it includes the climate control device as well.
The inside of the car is good but we cannot say that a superb interior. The cabin parts have too much of incompatible fittings but has three cup-holders, plus the door sheets are totally made from the hard plastic material. The sun shades a unconvincing and the door closing sound is like the cars we saw some years back with metallic sound whenever you open or close the doors. The controls for the manual v entilation are probably old-fashioned; the back seat is whole flat. In simple words you cannot keep people in illusion by informing them about things that are not in the car but this car might be uncomfortable but this criterion also depends on the buyer.
The inner boot surface has the capacity of about 235 liters and some extra capacity for luggage can be obtained by the 60/40 split rear seats.
But the above features cannot be considered as useless or a bad entry in the market, of course not. It may have some unattractive things comparing today’s finest material equipped vehicles but then they are categorized in the luxury cars which we should not forget as well. The Mirage consists of standard material and is well equipped according to its category.
The Mirage is a 1.2 three-cylinder petrol car and is better than the Suzuki Alto and Volkswagen UP in this concern. The suspension tuning of the car is very smooth and at that level that any type of dif ficult o r hard makes the wheels practically rotate against there sidewalls. In comparison with the Volkswagen UP and Suzuki, the Mirage is dynamically better. The engine of the Mirage is sufficient for rough driving situations on bad tracks as well.
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