Cheap and cheerful
IN a previous life, the Mirage badge was attached to a shortened version of the Lancer. It adorned a new model when Mitsubishi returned it to the market in 2013.
Even in the new guise, it remained true to its roots. It was still a tiny car aimed at young drivers, or those whose budget might steer them to a used vehicle.
There was no question about it, the Mirage was small, fitting into the category dubbed “light”, smaller than what we normally call small cars.
The new Mirage began life as a practical five-door hatch but a four-door sedan was added to the choices in 2014. The variants were ES, Sport and LS.
Inside, the cabin was quite roomy given the small size of the Mirage, with a high seating position that contributed to the feeling of roominess.
The materials used inside were typically hard and unwelcoming, giving it a cheapand-cheerful ambience. It didn’t have every feature you might have wanted but had most.
All models had power