Mitsubishi Mirage On Sale in Thailand


Thailand is becoming the new China by the looks of things, with more and more car makers making production plant there and selling exclusive models.

Mitsubishi just announced sales of its new Mirage global compact car in the Thai market. The Mirage will be made at a brand-new third factory at Mitsubishi Motors Thailand’s (MMTh) Laem Chabang Plant; the largest MMC plant outside of Japan. The Mirage will first be sold in Thailand, followed by ASEAN countries, Japan, Europe, then expand to other markets successively.

The Thai-market Mirage will be equipped with a 1.2L MIVEC engine that delivers fuel efficiency of 22km/L, among the best in its class, and above the Thai government’s requirements for “eco-car” certification. The Thai-market Mirage will be priced between THB 380,000 to 551,000 depending on trim level, and plans are to sell 2,500 units per month in Thailand.

mirage1 Mitsubishi Mirage On Sale in Thailand

Mitsubishi press release:

Mr. Osamu Masuko, President of MMC, noted just before a ceremony marking the event in Thailand:

“I am pleased to present the Mirage first in Thailand. The Mirage is an all-new compact car focused on premium fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions just right for the times where demand for superior fuel efficiency and eco-friendliness are increasing all over the world. I would like to personally thank the Thai government for their promotion of their Eco-car Programme, allowing us the chance to bolster our Thai operations. After Thailand, the Mirage will be exported to ASEAN countries, then gradually make its way around the world.”

The Mirage’s Product Features:

  • Delivers fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions that are among the best in its class thanks to its all-new MIVEC[1] engine and thoroughly reduced aerodynamic resistance and rolling resistance.
  • Provides nimble handling inherent to a compact car while utilizing high-efficiency packaging to maintain interior space for five adults.
  • Optimisation of the body structure and more extensive use of high-tensile strength panel make the vehicle some seven percent[2] lighter than a usual car for its class, contributing to better fuel economy. The Mirage uses Mitsubishi’s impact-resistant RISE[3] body, which absorbs and distributes impact force to deliver high levels of occupant safety.
  • High level of quality through MMDS (Mitsubishi Motors Development System), a comprehensive quality management system that sets and assesses/evaluates the
  • achievement of specific performance benchmarks within each stage of operations    from vehicle planning, sales and after-sales services, and MMPW (Mitsubishi Motors Production Way), a unified global quality assurance framework.
  • In addition, prior to production, MMC has seasoned inspectors from its Japanese factories stationed in Thailand to inspect manufactured units at the new third factory in order to make sure that the same quality standards from its Japanese factories are reached.
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