Following the introduction of Ralliart versions of the Montero Sport and Strada last year, Mitsubishi Motors will be adding a new model with the Mirage for the ASEAN region.
Mitsubishi Mirage Ralliart
The Mitsubishi Mirage Ralliart will be launched at the 43rd Bangkok International Motor Show 2022, which will be held from March 22 to April 3. It showcases a track-ready finish, reflecting the Japanese automaker’s approach in the world of motorsports.
Exterior-wise, the new hatchback comes with side decals similar to the ones in the two initial Ralliart comeback models. It is complemented by red and black finishes around the vehicle including the black roof, black alloy wheels, black side mirrors, black spoiler, black wheel fenders, and red mud flaps with the Ralliart logo.
The latest to receive the Ralliart treatment
Moving to the interior, the sporty-looking red-black color combination continues as the seats get a two-tone finish. Moreover, the cabin is added with exclusive floor mats with the Ralliart logo. With these features, passengers can feel the spirit of Ralliart on the go.
The story is still the same under the hood as Mitsubishi didn’t disclose performance upgrades. This should mean that the Thai-spec Mitsubishi Mirage Ralliart will still be powered by a 1.2-liter 3-cylinder MIVEC gasoline engine good for 77 horsepower and 100 Nm of torque. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) will likely be paired to the engine.
The Land of Smiles gets to see the new hatchback first
Mitsubishi Motors will offer the Mirage Ralliart in two paint options, namely in Whited Diamond and Red Metallic. The company will also introduce the Mitsubishi Xpander facelift and Triton, also known as Strada, Ralliart (double-cab) in the Thai market at the upcoming auto show.
As for the local market, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) is still offering the pre-facelift Mirage hatchback. This could mean that a Philippine debut of the Mirage Ralliart edition is a long shot unless both are launched simultaneously. In our previous report, the Mitsubishi Ralliart will be coming to the Philippines.
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Know more about Mitsubishi Mirage 2023
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines is fielding the Mirage in the subcompact hatchback category. From the original lineup of four variants across two trim levels, the Mirage currently has a single GLX trim, available with either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a continuously variable transmission. Both route power to the front wheels from a 1.2-liter 3A92 3-cylinder gasoline engine with MIVEC technology.
The Mirage measures 3,795mm long, 1,665mm wide, and 1,500mm high, on a wheelbase of 2,450mm. Mitsubishi Mirage prices in the Philippines range between Php 704,000 and Php 765,00. Customers can avail of the GLX manual variant for as low as Php 8,485 with a 50-percent downpayment and 60-month loan contract. Among the Mirage’s competitors are the Toyota Wigo, Honda Brio, Suzuki Swift, Suzuki Celerio, Kia Picanto, and the Chevrolet Spark.
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