Mitsubishi to launch the Mirage in Europe at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 6, 2012

Mitsubishi will launch a new compact car, which is dubbed Mirage in several markets, at the Paris Motor Show. This model, which will be released for the European market, is focused on high fuel efficiency, affordability and compactness. The Mirage will probably be available with a different name in the UK. It’s rumored to be named the Colt but so far, the automaker hasn’t given any confirmation.

The global compact car was last displayed at last year’s Tokyo motor show. It was received well in south east Asian countries and Japan. It is scheduled to be launched in February 2013 in the markets of Europe and Australia, among others.

Mitsubishi is timing this launch to benefit from Europe’s increasingly higher CO2 standards and the rising demand for efficient city cars. It is equipped with the 1.0-litre 3-cylinder MIVEC engine that could emit just 92g/km.

Mitsubishi claims that it is able to achieve this due to weight reduction, aerodynamic drag reduction, and a start-stop system. The automaker claims that this new model is easy to maneuver and offers a good performance while at the same time, it is very efficient. It was also able to maximize interior occupant space.

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