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Old 11-10-2011, 05:02 AM
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Given that Mitsubishi lack new products and also from MMC's press release, this car will be offered not only in developing countries but other markets as well including Japan
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:06 AM
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this is a mirage, it's not there..
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:14 AM
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more photos:

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Old 11-10-2011, 01:41 PM
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For a small simple econo-hatch I don't mind it. The overall design isn't gob-smacking, but it does have styling cues from the ASX/Outlander Sport/RVR in it's side profile which I like. Sure the concept looks much better, but most concepts usually take a huge step back when it comes to making any concept vehicle production friendly
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:31 PM
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Mitsubishi is in a death spiral. First they plan to kill the Evo and now this mess of a Mirage???
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:33 PM
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Mitsubishi is in a death spiral. First they plan to kill the Evo and now this mess of a Mirage???
Yes, seems so - soooner or later i see 3 options: Tehy end up as PSA's electric & SUV branch/supplier, some CHinese brand buys them to enter western markets, or tehy simply stop making cars and concentrate on trucks and heavy industry...
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:59 PM
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Mitsubishi is in a death spiral. First they plan to kill the Evo and now this mess of a Mirage???
It looks like the 1997 Mirage Cyborg, so yea that was a mess.
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:18 PM
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Did this thing come here from 1990s? Every piece of this thing screams old.
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Old 11-11-2011, 05:04 PM
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It looks like the 1997 Mirage Cyborg, so yea that was a mess.

Talking about the Mirage Cyborg, this 1987 Mirage was one good looking car (photos from JDM brochure, in those days it was common for JDM cars to have their TV ads or photos for publication materials taken elsewhere. This one in California):







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Old 11-11-2011, 09:13 PM
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Disclaimer: I am by no means a fan of the design (exterior and interior) of this vehicle. I am posting the below for some perspective. The main competitors to this are the Nissan March/Micra and Honda Brio (neither of which are lookers by any means).

The "new" Mirage was designed as an emerging market entry level vehicle under the guidelines of the the Thai governments Eco Car tax incentive program. The same is true of the new Nissan March/Micra, which could explain some of the similarities, and the Honda Brio.
http://www.slideshare.net/AlvinChua7...frost-sullivan
12% of first year production will be for Thailand with the remaining 88% set for export. The only non-emerging markets country to get the car within the first year of production will be Australia and Japan, the latter will see the Mirage sold for under 1 million Yen (roughly equivalent to the psychological $10,000 base in the U.S.).
http://www.bangkokpost.com/auto/auto...tion-on-monday

Finally, a larger version of the car with a 1.2l engine, the likely candidate for Europe and other developed markets, may well feature different styling (at least I would sincerely hope so since I would never consider this as it looks now)...

@mick and swizzle: While I am also disappointed by this particular model ( and the absence of the diesel and lack of a more powerful engine in the U.S. spec Outlande Sport), Mitsubishi's financials and sales (at least per their most recent filings) are actually healthier than they have been in nearly a decade (i.e. since the 2004 Daimler mess).

@2o6: Both the Lancer (especially in GT(S) guise) and the "regular" Outlander handle rather well, near the top of the class. While the interiors are indeed drab and cheap, the driving experience is really quite good (athletic for each respective class and price point).
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