Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has announced that the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has awarded the all-new Eclipse Cross SUV Coupe the highest 5-star safety rating. The ANCAP revealed that the Eclipse Cross achieved a 97 per cent rating for Adult Occupant Protection and an 80 per cent Pedestrian Protection rating.

The new SUV Coupe’s ‘Forward Collision Mitigation’ system performed well, with collisions avoided or mitigated in all test scenarios and at all test speeds. Overall, the Eclipse Cross scored maximum points in many of the tests performed, helping the vehicle to secure the highest safety rating possible.

This 5-star ANCAP safety rating will apply to all variants of the Eclipse Cross SUV. MMC began shipment of the new Eclipse Cross compact SUV to Australia already with sales will commencing this month.

Mitsubishi Motors Australia has announced its all-new Eclipse Cross SUV Coupe will go on sale from December 22nd.

The all-new Eclipse Cross, the first of a new generation of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation cars will join the brands current lineup of SUVs: the ASX compact SUV and the Outlander and Outlander PHEV mid-size SUVs. Combining the spaciousness and versatility of a mid-size SUV, Eclipse Cross is capable and desirable thanks to sharp exterior design, engaging driving characteristics, appealing interior, advanced technologies and safety features.

All versions of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will be powered by an all-new direct injection turbocharged petrol engine developing 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque matched to an advanced new automatic transmission with Sport mode, manual override and paddle shifters. The new transmission benefits from the latest step logic technology to combine the packaging and running cost benefits of a CVT with the smoothness and responsiveness of a traditional automatic.

The Eclipse Cross will be available with two or four-wheel drive, the latter incorporating the latest generation of Mitsubishi’s Super All-wheel Control (S-AWC) system that offers a choice of three advanced drive modes – Auto, Snow and Gravel.

The cockpit-style driving environment in the Eclipse Cross reinforces its focus on driving pleasure and the spaciousness of the cabin is further enhanced by slide-and-recline adjustment for the 60:40 split rear seat on all models. To optimise loading capability, passenger comfort and to facilitate loads of various sizes and shapes, the rear seat back has eight different recline settings and the base has up to 200mm of travel.

The Eclipse Cross protects its occupants, other drivers and pedestrians with a comprehensive array of active and passive safety features and systems which have ensured the vehicle attained a 5 star safety rating in Euro NCAP testing.

“Mitsubishi has a long history in developing innovative and exciting new models and the Eclipse Cross will build on our reputation as a leader in the SUV segment,” said Mitsubishi Australia’s CEO, John Signoriello. “We are excited to be able to announce the details of the forthcoming Eclipse Cross and we are looking forward to a strong 2018, as our expanded SUV range hits the road.”

Exterior

Styling of the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, which was inspired by and evolved from the Mitsubishi XR PHEV II Concept car, incorporates its dynamic contours and wedge-shaped beltline, resulting in a dynamic SUV coupé-like shape with a tapered roofline, short overhangs and muscular front and rear fenders. The deeply sculptured upper and lower side character lines are also carried over from the XR PHEV II Concept.

Mitsubishi’s brand identity is strong, integrating the Dynamic Shield grille, with fog lamps and indicators set lower within striking bumper recesses, while the LED headlights and daytime running lights are located in the main headlamp assembly. The detailing, such as the mesh upper grille, subtly contributes to the sporty visual character of the car.

At the front, the Dynamic Shield visual identity sees the fog lamps and indicators set lower within striking bumper recesses, while the LED headlights and daytime running lights are located in the main headlamp assembly. The detailing, such as the mesh upper grille, subtly contributes to the sporty visual character of the car.

The rear end is distinguished by its double rear screens divided by a full width light bar, which incorporates LED brake lights. The roof lip spoiler and ‘venturi’ style lower bumper profile communicates the dynamic and characteristic rear design elements.

In addition to its more stylish design, the Eclipse Cross also represents a significant enhancement of the perceived quality of Mitsubishi Motors products, with materials, textures, colours and trim more consistent with the concept of fine Japanese craftsmanship and arranged such that they contrast and complement each other perfectly.

Interior

The Eclipse Cross features a new dashboard architecture that uses a horizontal axis design. The logical layout also works to visually widen the interior, while the tall centre console helps create a cockpit-like environment to further enhance the dynamic driving experience.

The Eclipse Cross features a new dashboard architecture that uses a horizontal axis design. The logical layout also works to visually widen the interior, while the tall centre console helps create a cockpit-like environment to further enhance the dynamic driving experience.

The Eclipse Cross is finished with high-quality trims to create a stylish and crafted feel throughout the cabin. Carbon and piano black accents are used for the instrument panel, steering wheel, centre console and door panels, while high finish silver trim frames the lower dash, centre console, front door armrests and air vents. Mitsubishi’s latest model also benefits from all-new front seats featuring body-hugging side bolsters, optimised foam density and thicker cushioning.

Within its compact dimensions (2,670 mm wheelbase, 1,805 mm overall width and overall length of 4,405 mm), the Eclipse Cross offers an airy and spacious interior. Luggage space is optimised with a 60:40 split rear seat, with slide-and-recline adjustments, which provides rear occupants with plenty of legroom (200 mm sliding range) while also allowing occupants to adopt their favourite seatback position (16-32° via eight reclining steps).

Adding to the overall roominess, the clever twin bubble roof design ensures plenty of headroom, a benefit which isn’t compromised if the car is equipped with the panoramic glass roof. Other features that aid practicality and comfort are wide opening rear doors (75°), multiple storage areas including a large double-compartment glovebox, centre console with sunglass tray, underfloor cargo box and new ‘Sync’ function for the air conditioning to synchronise the left and right temperature.

Audio

Mitsubishi’s Smartphone link Display Audio (SDA) enables compatible smartphone connectivity through Android Auto and Apple Car Play systems. Users can connect to selected apps, including navigation, stored on their smartphone through the system’s 7-inch colour touch screen or via voice control. The system also allows users to make calls or send SMS messages hands free. SDA is a standard feature on all Eclipse Cross models.

The SDA system is combined with a new Touchpad Controller, which allows for a more intuitive operation of the infotainment system. Placing the Touchpad Controller in the centre console allows the driver to operate the SDA system easily and without having to shift seating position. (Note: The Touchpad Controller is not compatible with Android Auto)

Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB+) is standard on all variants of Eclipse Cross, along with traditional AM/FM tuner.

Model Range

Three variants will be offered in LS and Exceed specification levels.

Eclipse Cross will be competitively priced from $30,500 recommended retail for the LS 2WD model - very well equipped with direct injection turbocharged engine, 8-speed CVT automatic transmission, 18” alloy wheels, Smart key, 7” SDA, 7 airbags, FCM, AHB, LDW, ASTC, HSA.

The high specification Exceed adds dual-zone air-conditioning, leather interior, power and heated front seats, LED headlamps with auto levelling, double panoramic sunroof, HUD, BSW, RCTA, AVM, UMS. 2WD Exceed is priced at $36,000 recommended retail. At $38,500 Mitsubishi’s flagship Eclipse Cross AWD Exceed comes standard with the same luxury appointments and comprehensive safety package as featured on the 2WD Exceed with the addition of Mitsubishi’s Super All Wheel Control four-wheel drive system.

At the 45th Tokyo Motor Show, which opens to the public on October 27, 2017, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will celebrate the world debut of the MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT. The all-electric high performance SUV embodies MMC’s new brand strategy under the new “Drive your Ambition” global tagline, a strategy that reflects an adventurous and progressive mindset for inspirational design and product.

The MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT is a technical prototype to illustrate the strategic directions of a renewed MMC brand that incorporates the strengths of SUV, EV, and the ability to integrate new systems for a connected mobility customer experience.

Under this new ethos, MMC will expand its customer base, leveraging its strong pedigree of driving performance and reliability with breakthrough SUVs and crossovers. As a first-mover in electric vehicles, MMC will expand and accelerate its EV deployment. MMC will push the technological envelope with a tightly integrated system of AI, connectivity, on-board and cloud computing.

"Robust & Ingenious": The design philosophy of Mitsubishi Motors

MMC has adopted a design philosophy under the title "Robust & Ingenious.”

“We aim to provide vehicles that fulfill our customers' desires through outstanding design, combined with the power, authenticity and carefully-considered functionality Mitsubishi Motors is known for,” said MMC Head of Global Design Tsunehiro Kunimoto.

Robust & ingenious, the design language of the MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT, is a study in contrasts. MMC vehicles of the future are meant to be sincere, tough, and functional. At the same time, they will be clever, resourceful, style-setting and technologically advanced.

The design of the MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT

MMC has a long and strong heritage. Think of “Mitsubishi Motors,” and proven off-road performance, along with superior 4WD control come to mind. Now, the banner of superior, high-performance 4WD control is carried forward by the MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT. The design expresses the readiness to grip the ground with all four-wheels, and the agility of a high performance cross-country tourer.

The front face design of the MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT is a fresh take on MMC’s archetypal DYNAMIC SHIELD design. The black grille is shielded under glass, a subtle hint that this car is a high performance electric vehicle. Protected under the glass, and accentuated by blue lines for emphasis, sit cameras and sensors. Large air intakes are located beneath the headlamps, ready to cool the electric brake calipers. Adding to the vehicle’s excellent aerodynamics, the drawn-in air passes jet tailfins on the C-pillars before exiting on either side of the rear bumper.

A sharply slanted front windshield and short overhangs give the e- MITSUBISHI EVOLUTION CONCEPT a unique side profile that has not been possible before the arrival of electric propulsion. High ground clearance, short overhangs, strong shoulders, and narrow hips project nimbleness and agility. Muscular tires that protrude at the four corners communicate powerful 4WD torque. Bars running from front to rear along either side of the roof enhance the vehicle’s muscular attitude.

The large hexagon shape at the rear draws inspiration from the spare tire cover of the quintessential SUV, the legendary Mitsubishi Pajero, a hallmark of off-road driving, and one of the most iconic chapters of MMC’s heritage.

Inside, the cockpit of the MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT shows that its designers suddenly had the freedom to go beyond the traditional firewall. The MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT is powered by three torqueful electric motors, and the absence of a big internal combustion engine under the hood gave designers the space to realize a radically novel cockpit. Its instrument panel appears to float in front of the driver. It is a MMC vehicle, and the instrument panel adopts MMC’s trademark horizontal styling, with the focus on information above the axis and on operation below. Acting like a level in an electronic viewfinder, the horizontal instrument panel makes it easier to sense the state of the vehicle during driving – form follows function well down the road.

A large flat screen spans the full width of the dashboard. It displays outside conditions, navigation and coaching information. The large screen is flanked by two smaller screens, showing images from front and rear cameras. Full-glass windows provide near unobstructed 360-degree visibility, for a feeling more akin to a jet fighter than a car.

The technologies of the MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT

EV system: The MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT uses high-torque, high-performance electric motors, fed by a high-capacity battery system to deliver the smooth and powerfully responsive performance that distinguishes EVs from ICE-powered vehicles. The drive battery is located under the floor mid-ship of the vehicle, providing a low center of gravity for the utmost driving stability.

4WD system: For exceptional driving performance, the triple motor 4WD system employs a single motor to drive the front wheels, complemented by a new Dual Motor Active Yaw Control (AYC) system that couples two rear motors through an electronically controlled torque-vectoring AYC unit. All of this is integrated into MMC’s unique Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) vehicle dynamic control system. Cornering performance and traction performance are improved. The brakes of the MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT responsively and precisely control the driving forces with the help of electric calipers that supersede the conventional hydraulic caliper. The effects of the system can be felt and appreciated immediately, even at low speeds when G-forces are low. Whether driving around town, on expressways, or winding roads, the fully electric vehicle always provides crisp and nimble handling that faithfully mirrors driver intent.

AI system: The brain of the MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system that augments the driver’s capabilities. An array of sensors allows the AI system to instantly read changes in road and traffic conditions, as well as the driver’s intent. Seamlessly coordinating driver intent with vehicle performance, the system supports drivers of all abilities. By making it easier and safer to control the vehicle, the motoring experience is brought to a new level. A special coaching function allows the AI system to transfer knowledge to the driver, and to unobtrusively enhance the driving expertise. After building a picture of the driver’s skill level, the system constructs a training program that provides advice through voice dialogue and a large dashboard display. As a result, drivers of all abilities quickly experience a vehicle that behaves the way they want it, and soon they find themselves enjoying the driving experience to an even greater degree.

Mitsubishi Motors’ new Outlander PHEV has arrived in Australia with a revised design, new technology, increased refinement and additional fast charging flexibility.

In a comprehensive update to the best-selling EV in the Australian market, the new Outlander PHEV has adopted the styling changes from the Model Year 2017 Outlander range while introducing new technology and increased convenience.

The Outlander PHEV was developed from the ground up to be driven by either an internal combustion engine or hybrid technology and as a result there are no compromises in terms of packaging, practicality or driving dynamics.

Available in two specification grades, LS and Exceed, both come with new features such as; Mitsubishi’s Smartphone Link Display Audio with Apple CarPlayTM1 and Android Auto2 integration and Digital Radio (DAB+), electric folding and heated exterior mirrors, LED headlamps with auto levelling and an electronically controlled park brake with Auto Hold function and a DC fast charging socket.

New safety features available as standard on Exceed include, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Mitigation with human detection, Multi Around Monitor, Auto High Beam, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and an Ultrasonic Mis-acceleration Mitigation System.

For 2017 Mitsubishi introduces a new EV Priority Mode across all variants. The new EV switch is located below the 4WD button and once activated, it allows the driver to operate the vehicle in EV mode without the engine starting, provided there is sufficient charge in the batteries. 

The electronic parking brake’s auto hold button function which, when activated, holds the vehicle in traffic or on an incline the same way a handbrake would, allows the driver to release the footbrake.

Its stylish and functional interior includes a redesigned steering wheel, new accent trim, improved seating comfort with premium finishes and materials to give the cabin a more sophisticated feel.

The new Outlander PHEV delivers a smooth, more responsive on-road performance with improvements to noise levels, ride, handling and throttle response.

Ride quality and comfort have been enhanced with increased structural rigidity in the body, revised suspension design, new Electric Power Steering calibration and reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) throughout the vehicle.

The new Outlander PHEV retains its predecessor’s outstanding safety and environmental performance through the use of cutting-edge four-wheel drive, passive safety technology as well as fuel-efficient engine technology. 

Pure EV range extends up to a maximum of 54km, while overall fuel economy has been reduced to 1.7-litre per 100km based on the ADR 81/02 fuel economy cycle.

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Executive Director of Marketing Tony Principe said the new Outlander PHEV builds on the model success in this market.

“The Outlander PHEV is now more stylish, refined and has increased practicality with the addition of a DC fast charge socket capable of recharging the battery to 80 per cent capacity in around 25 minutes,” said Principe.

“Of course, if owners can’t find a recharging station, they don’t have to change their plans as the Outlander PHEV is not limited by the availability of recharging infrastructure.”

Exterior

‘Dynamic Shield’ front design including dark chrome and silver plated grille, silver skid plate, LED headlamps, Day time Running Lamps (DRL) and fog lamps with chrome bezel complete the front design of the new Outlander PHEV.

The sharper rear styling features a new design bumper and silver skid plate. The shark fin antenna, chrome tailgate garnish with LED rear combination lamps and rear fog lamp to complement the front design.

Outlander’s new exterior design is unified overall through the use of wheel arch mouldings, silver roof rails and chrome door sill garnish. New look 18-inch black and polished alloy wheel design complete the modern exterior.

Interior

The new Outlander PHEV gets a fresh design update to the interior space incorporating stylish yet functional features.

The interior is embellished with soft touch features and premium grade materials at every contact point. A new design four spoke steering wheel features gloss black bezel and new accent trim has been applied to the doors, dash and centre console. New material headlining, subtle stitching highlights on the instrument panel and a soft centre armrest enhance the sophisticated feel of the cabin. 

Seating comfort has been greatly enhanced with improved lateral support and an increase in side bolster stiffness. The LS seats feature black Sports cloth trim with leather look bolsters, while the Exceed’s new style leather facings complement the new interior look.

Performance

The new Outlander PHEV boasts improved handling dynamics and greatly reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) along with increased body and structural rigidity for a super quiet and composed ride.

NVH improvements have been developed in part from the application of extensive sound insulation and isolation damping materials throughout the vehicle. Engine noise, cabin boom, road and wind noise are all reduced due to noise-isolating windscreen glass, improved weather stripping, new tyres, damper tuning and modified suspension mounts.

Its low centre of gravity and excellent weight distribution make for exceptional driving dynamics, further enhanced with suspension updates. The Outlander PHEV offers an ultra-smooth driving experience, with a 2.0-litre petrol engine and a seamless transition between three driving modes (EV, series hybrid, parallel hybrid), which combine to deliver optimum performance regardless of driving conditions.

Outlander PHEV’s dynamic performance continues to be refined with a number of suspension changes to enhance overall ride comfort and stability. New shock valves advance linearity and body control, while new rear toe link bushes provide improved lateral rigidity. Lower friction front struts and larger rear shock absorbers with new damping contribute to improved steering linearity, while rear shocks have been tweaked to boost stability and ride comfort.

The Outlander PHEV is unique in offering adaptive four-wheel drive with twin electric motors driving the wheels. The front and rear axles are each equipped with their own high-output motor to deliver powerful acceleration when needed, while maintaining an incredibly responsive 4WD performance.

The Outlander PHEV maintains its five-star ANCAP safety rating thanks to its combination of active and passive safety features.

The Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body structure is further bolstered with a suite of active safety features.

Like all models in the Mitsubishi range, the Outlander PHEV is backed by a 5 year/100,000km warranty.

Outlander PHEV at a GLANCE

I - Timing:

  • September 2012: World premiere @ Paris Motor Show
  • January 2013: Start of Production for Japan
  • March 2014: Australian sales commence
  • July  2016: Global 100,000 sales milestone achieved

II - Highlights:

  • Self-charging “Twin motor 4WD” cross over with EV-based architecture (drive-by-wire, no gearbox)
  • The first “Dual Design” car, i.e.: designed from the outset for Internal Combustion Engines AND Plug-in Hybrid EV Technology
  • No compromise packaging:
  •     -Similar cargo space as Outlander ICE (from 463L)
  •     -Similar interior space as Outlander ICE
  • High level of safety:
  •     -Permanent Twin Motor (electric) 4WD + Super-All Wheel Control system + low center of gravity + 55/45 weight distribution
  •     -5-star Euro NCAP rated
  •     -Safety assist features
  • Automatic selection of (alternative) Drive Modes, according to driving conditions
  • Multiple charging choice (on-the-go, regenerating, charge mode, normal plug-in, quick plug-in)
  • Long haul abilities

III – Product overview:

  • Layout:
  •     -At the front:
  •       -Electric motor + inverter (60 kW - 137 Nm)
  •       -Electric generator
  •       -2.0 liter MIVEC DOHC petrol engine (89 kW - 190 Nm)
  •       -Power Drive Unit
  •     -In the middle, under the floor:
  •       -12 kWh, 80 cells, 300 V Lithium-Ion air-cooled battery pack
  •       -45 l fuel tank
  •     -At the rear:
  •       -Electric motor + inverter (60 kW - 195 Nm)
  •       -Rear Motor Control Unit
  • Multiple charging choice:
  •     -Automatic “on-the-go” charging, in - Series Hybrid and Parallel Hybrid Modes
  •     -Standard on-board dual plug-in charger for :
  •       -Normal charging (approx 6.5 hours for 100 per cent charge - 230V – 10 A or 3h30 with 16 A)Quick charging (approx 25 min for 80 per cent charge)
  •     -« Battery Charge Mode »:
  •       -Driver-activated (switch on center console)
  •       -Autonomous self-charging through ICE
  •       -Can also be activated when the vehicle is stationary
  •       -Can recover 80 per cent charge in approx 40 min
  •     -Regenerative Braking (cannot be controlled when Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is active.
  •       -Activated either when lifting off accelerator pedal or when braking
  •       -Degree of regeneration controlled by driver :
  •         -« B » position on shifter with two selectable levels
  •         -Six incremental steps through steering wheel-mounted paddles
  • Additional EV features:
  •     -« Battery Save Mode » :
  •       -Driver-selected meant to switch automatically to « Series Hybrid Mode » or « Parallel Hybrid Mode » to save on electricity, allowing to later enter CO2-restricted city centers or quiet residential areas, or simply to enjoy nature in full silence.
  •     -Remote monitoring through dedicated WiFi smartphone app
  •     -« Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) to warn pedestrians
  •     -Electric hot water-powered heater.
  •     -Illuminated twin charge port (regular and quick) recess behind lid - with charging indicator (on/off lamp) and energy level gauge show charging status and level.
  •     -5 m standard charging cable with heat insulation, GND OPEN detector features and safety gauge.
  •     -PHEV system designed to support long-term Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) smart grid protocol
  •     -EV Priority switch - to prevent the PHEV system to switch to hybrid mode and therefore retain the full electric driving on demand
  • Unique Twin Motor 4WD drivetrain:
  •     -No gearbox
  •     -Permanent 4WD from independent front and rear motors
  •     -Drive-by-wire 4WD operation, controlled by PHEV Operating System
  •     -Multi-Mode Power Drive Unit-activated front wheels in « Parallel Hybrid Mode »
  •     -Optimal Fr/Rr torque split
  •     -Lancer Evolution-derived S-AWC («Super-All Wheel Control») to improve driving stability and handling precision - « 4WD LOCK » function available.
  •     -Under-floor mid-mounted battery pack helps with low(er) center of gravity (- 30 mm vs. Outlander ICE) and excellent Fr/Rr weight distribution (55 per cent - 45 per cent).
  • SUV versatility:
  •     -Commanding driving position
  •     -Minimum ground clearance : 190mm
  •     -Towing capacity (braked): 1,500 kg
  • Premium safety:
  •     -Impact :
  •       -Reinforced underbody construction (Supporting the extra weight of the drive battery and additional on-board motor, delivering the superior quietness and advanced driving comfort that drivers have come to expect from a PHEV)
  •       -Four-member battery frame directly connected to the chassis
  •       -Battery pack safely located under the floor, within the wheelbase
  •       -5-star ANCAP rated
  • Traction battery:
  •       -Cooling unit, operated through an independent unit (air cooled)
  •       -Four-member battery frame directly connected to the chassis,
  •       -New sealed drive battery pack construction
  •       -Rigid sheet metal and solid frame-weld construction battery pack tray
  •       -Protective battery pack tray coating
  • Safety Assist:
  •       -Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (“AVAS”) to warn pedestrians
  •       -Forward Collision Mitigation system (“FCM”) with Pedestrian Detection Function
  •       -Lane Departure Warning system (“LDW”)
  •       -Adaptive Cruise Control system (« ACC »)
  •       -Ultrasonic Mis-acceleration Mitigation System (UMS)
  •       -Multi-around Monitor w/ Bird-View Image
  •       -Blind Spot Warning (BSW) + Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)

EV-based layout

  • At the front:
  •     -Electric motor + inverter (60 kW - 137 Nm), located on the left side of the engine compartment, transaxle style,
  •     -Generator, positioned next to the motor
  •     -2.0 liter MIVEC DOHC petrol engine (87 kW - 186 Nm), located on the right side of the engine compartment,
  •     -Multi-Mode front Power Drive Unit to offer optimum performance in three different driving modes with two different power sources.
  • In the middle, under the floor :
  •     -12 kWh, 80 cells, 300 V Lithium-Ion air-cooled traction battery pack
  •     -45 l fuel tank
  • At the rear, under the cargo area:
  •     -Electric motor + inverter (60 kW - 195 Nm) with no intrusion in the cargo area.
  •     -Rear Motor Control Unit, taking advantage of the electric motor characteristic to enable smooth driving.

Electric primary force

Outlander PHEV’s Twin Motor 4WD system employs independent front and rear electric motors as primary force to drive the front and rear wheels.

This innovative layout features neither conventional gearbox nor driveshaft, the system being electronically-controlled through the PHEV Operating System. The elimination of the propeller shaft (or connective mechanism) lowers friction-induced power loss while greatly enhancing response and control.

Total (four wheel) control

Mitsubishi Motors’ PHEV system uses a newly developed drive-by-wire Twin-Motor Four-Wheel-Drive system mated to Mitsubishi's S-AWC (“Super All Wheel Control”). Based on the four-wheel-drive technology developed and honed in the Lancer Evolution, S-AWC integrates control of the 4WD, ASC ABS and AYC (Active Yaw Control) systems:

In addition, working in tandem with the PHEV system, S-AWC distributes power to the front and rear wheels, as well as the left and right wheels to improve driving stability and handling precision. In effect, S-AWC reduces differential limiting force and front-wheel slippage while optimizing front-rear power distribution to ensure powerful takeoff acceleration.

Furthermore, a “4WD LOCK” function enhances response through front / rear drive power transfer that improves traction and straight-line stability on snow, dirt and other slippery road surfaces.

Last but not least, the under-floor location of the traction battery brings additional benefits, namely: increased passive safety as well as improved active safety, lowering the center of gravity (- 30 mm vs. Outlander ICE) and contributing to an excellent Fr/Rr weight distribution (55 per cent - 45 per cent).

PHEV Operating System

The Operating System gathers data and information from all the major EV components to provide integrated management of the car’s performance.

This advanced management system constantly monitors battery status and the energy recovered from the regenerative brakes while regulating output to ensure smooth and powerful acceleration from a full stop. As a result the system optimizes and minimizes energy consumption to deliver the most appropriate actual on-road performance.

Outlander PHEV applies further advanced system from the PHEV Operating System from MiEV, including a function for plug-in charging, whether normal or through a quick-charger. It controls not only battery and motors, but also engine and generator.

EV – Series – Parallel

The PHEV Operating System also automatically selects Outlander PHEV’s three driving modes (“EV”, “Series Hybrid”, and “Parallel Hybrid”, enhancing driving performance and fuel economy with no driver intervention required.

All modes are engaged alternatively, the PHEV Operating System shifting constantly between them back and forth seamlessly in a split second, according to battery level as well as driving conditions, with a bias to return to EV Mode as soon and as often as possible.

Pure EV Mode

  • Whatever the circumstances, the PHEV Operating System will always start the car in this « Pure EV Mode » where driving is electric-only :
  • The car is powered by both front & rear motors (i.e. permanent electric 4WD)
  • The energy is sourced from the traction battery
  • The maximum speed in EV mode is 120 km/h (where legal)
  • Outlander PHEV offers an appreciable 54 km driving range in Pure EV Mode i.e, within the average daily distance for most drivers. Individual driving style and therefore its impact on PHEV Operating System’s automatic selection of Modes may translate in either shorter but also longer EV range.

Series Hybrid Mode

  • The car is still powered by its front & rear motors (i.e. permanent electric 4WD) :
  • The ICE is automatically engaged solely to run the generator, in order to charge the battery and/or provide up to 60kW additional drive power « on-the-go »(it also stops automatically)
  • In case of sudden power demand (above the 60 kW supplied by the battery) such as passing or driving uphill, all situations interpreted the PHEV Operating System as a power drain, to be compensated.
  • The system is biased to switch back to Pure EV Mode as often/soon as possible
  • The ICE is also punctually activated to keep the catalytic converter in optimum condition

Parallel Hybrid Mode

  • The ICE being inherently more efficient at higher speeds than the electric motors, it then takes over as primary motive power, driving the front wheels via the Multi-Mode front Power Drive Unit :
  • Notwithstanding, the front & rear motors are still in motion to assist seamlessly the ICE (i.e. still permanent electric 4WD)
  • As for the two other modes, « Parallel Hybrid » is automatically activated for steady high power demand such as long distance motorway cruising.
  • The system is biased to switch back to « Series hybrid Mode » (or « Pure EV Mode » below 120 km/h – where legal) as often/soon as possible
  • The ICE is also engaged to run the generator, in order to charge the traction battery using surplus torque

It should be noted that the Outlander PHEV power system never runs at a maximum output, i.e. combining all its various components (ICE + front motor + rear motor) at the same time. Instead, the PHEV Operating System will always look for the best combination of Drive Modes - and therefore power source - according to driving conditions.

As a result, there is no such concept as « maximum total output » as sometimes seen elsewhere but rather a sourcing of energy within a given range, using a matching combination of power sources:

 

Pure EV Mode

Series Hybrid Mode

Parallel Hybrid Mode

Max. energy
from Battery
(to Fr & Rr Motors)

up to 60 kW
(split between 
front & rear motors)

up to 60 kW
(split between 
front & rear motors)

up to 60 kW
(split between 
front & rear motors)

Max. energy
from Generator 
(to Battery via ICE)

0

up to 60 kW
(battery charging
3 to 10 min activation)

up to 60kW

Max. energy
from ICE 
(to front wheels)

0

0

up to 89 kW

Recommended Retail Pricing

Outlander PHEV LS $50,490.00
Outlander PHEV Exceed $55,490.00

Warranty and Servicing

The new Outlander PHEV benefits from Mitsubishi’s five-year/100,000km new car warranty. The Outlander PHEV range has Mitsubishi’s four-year Capped Price Servicing which are scheduled every 15,000km or 12 months, whichever comes first.

The new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will be available from Mitsubishi dealers from the 5th April 2017.

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Mitsubishi Motors Australia has announced a Triton GLS Sports Edition based on its popular 2017 GLS 4x4 Double Cab. Triton Sports Edition features a number of unique styling and specification enhancements to deliver a smart but tough on-and-off-roader.

Customers can expect the exceptional value-for-money features of GLS including: Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA), keyless entry and reversing camera, but the Triton GLS Sports Edition takes it a step further. Mitsubishi’s ‘dynamic shield’ black out fascia and gloss black accents on grille, sports bar, alloy wheels and rear step bumper give the Triton GLS Sports Edition a commanding presence on the road.

This Triton is also fitted with a range of Genuine Accessories including a black powder coat finish nudge bar, adding to its bold look. Specification changes on Triton GLS Sports Edition includes a unique combination Rear Differential Lock, usually reserved for the Exceed model.

Mitsubishi’s Executive Director of Marketing Tony Principe said the Triton GLS Sports Edition’s outstanding value and attractive styling is sure to be a winner with customers. Available in manual and automatic transmission, the Triton GLS Sports Edition is on sale now in Mitsubishi dealerships.

Triton GLS Sports Edition additional content:

Specification changes

  • Rear Differential Lock*

*Available on manual and automatic transmission (unique combination)

Unique styling enhancements

  • ‘Dynamic Shield’ black out on front bumper fascia
  • Black grille
  • Black headlamp garnish
  • Black finish on 17” alloy wheels
  • Black finish fender flares
  • Black finish side step assembly
  • Black finish rear step bumper
  • Black finish sports bar

Additionally, vehicles are equipped with the following Genuine Accessories:

  • Black powder coat finish nudge bar
  • Tub liner
  • Tinted bonnet protector
  • Soft tonneau cover
  • Tow bar and tow ball
  • Carpet mats

An optional ‘Extreme’ Genuine Accessory pack is available at additional cost:

  • Snorkel
  • Colour keyed hard tonneau cover (replaces soft tonneau cover)
  • ‘Venom’ driving lights and harness

Colours

  • Black
  • Titanium
  • Starlight*

*Unique colour for GLS Sports Edition.

Recommended Retail Pricing

Variant Drivetrain Transmission RRP
GLS Sports Edition 2.4L diesel 4WD Double Cab 4WD MT $45,990
GLS Sports Edition 2.4L diesel 4WD Double Cab 4WD AT $48,490

Mitsubishi Motors Australia is celebrating the arrival of the new-look ASX small SUV, which adopts Mitsubishi’s Dynamic Shield styling for 2017. The updated ASX, which is now on sale around Australia, will boast a number of upgrades to exterior and interior styling and overall functionality.

Connecting it to its larger SUV siblings, Outlander and Pajero Sport, the ASX will feature the company’s unique Dynamic Shield design language from 2017 with gloss black and chrome finishes added to the new-shape front bumper and grille. A new shark fin antenna will add to ASX’s more streamlined look.

Inside, rear seat comfort is improved with additional seat base bolstering on all models while the LS gain new high-grade fabric seat trim with red stitching. Electric heated seat switches on XLS models are relocated to the instrument panel for greater convenience.

A number of functional improvements have been made to the MMCS audio menu structure and graphics to make it quicker and easier to locate the system’s features and pair a mobile phone. Combination style front fog lamps will replace the daytime running lamps and the key fob design on LS is given a makeover for 2017. Mitsubishi Motors Australia Executive Director of Marketing Tony Principe said the ASX established a new benchmark for the small SUV segment when it arrived in 2010, and continues to evolve with market trends.

“ASX is our number one-selling SUV, and for good reason – it hits all the right markers for small SUV buyers with an abundance of style, features and great packaging,” he said. “The new, Dynamic Shield 2017 ASX will make a bold statement with plenty of youthful appeal and new features to help it remain one of Australia’s most popular small SUVs.”

ASX has a comprehensive safety package to give it a five-star ANCAP safety rating, including seven airbags, reversing sensors and camera and RISE Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution safety cell body construction. The 2017 ASX will start from $25,000 recommended retail.

2017 ASX Key Changes:

LS:

  • Euro 5 compliance
  • New dynamic shield front bumper and grille
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Re-designed seat height adjuster
  • Improved rear seat comfort
  • New cloth seat trim with red stitching
  • New key fob shape

XLS (same as LS, plus):

  • Heated seat switches relocated to instrument panel
  • Functional improvements to MMCS audio

17MY ASX recommended retail pricing:

17MY ASX range MT AT
LS 2.0L petrol 2WD $25,000 $27,000
LS 2.2L diesel 4WD

N/A

$32,500
XLS 2.0L petrol 2WD

N/A 

$31,500
XLS 2.2L diesel 4WD

N/A

$37,000

*Metallic and pearlescent paint $590 RRP

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., ("Nissan") has completed its acquisition of a 34 per cent equity stake in Mitsubishi Motors ("MMC") and become its largest shareholder. MMC will also become part of the global Alliance with Nissan and Renault. With the addition of MMC, the Alliance will be in the world's top three automotive groups by global volumes, with sales of 10 million units in fiscal year 2016.

Nissan Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn announced that Nissan and MMC would collaborate on joint purchasing, deeper localization, joint plant utilization, common vehicle platforms, technology-sharing and an expansion of the companies' combined presence in both developed and emerging markets.

"The combination of Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors and Renault will create a new force in global car-making," said Ghosn. "It will be one of the world's three largest automotive groups, with the economies of scale, breakthrough technologies and manufacturing capabilities to produce vehicles to serve customer demand in every market segment and in every geographic market around the world."

Ghosn predicted that through its partnership with MMC, Nissan would target synergy benefits worth 24 billion yen in fiscal year 2017, rising to 60 billion yen in fiscal year 2018 and beyond. The gains will contribute to increased earnings per share worth an estimated 4 yen per share in fiscal year 2017 and 10 yen per share in fiscal year 2018 – on top of any earnings accretion linked to Nissan's overall shareholding in Mitsubishi Motors.

Nissan offered its assistance at the request of Osamu Masuko, president and chief executive officer of MMC, following the company's fuel economy crisis. The two companies have cooperated on kei-cars for the Japanese market over the past five years.

"We are committed to assisting Mitsubishi Motors as it rebuilds customer trust," said Ghosn. "This is a priority as we pursue the synergies and growth potential of our enlarged relationship."

As part of this strategy, Nissan has nominated four representatives to the Board of MMC, including Ghosn as chairman-elect. The other nominees are Hitoshi Kawaguchi, chief sustainability officer and head of global external affairs; Hiroshi Karube, global controller and global asset manager; and Mitsuhiko Yamashita, Nissan's current representative on the Mitsubishi Motors board.

At Masuko's request, Yamashita joined the company earlier this year as executive vice president of development and as a member of its executive committee. Ghosn has announced a number of other management changes, effective November 1, to allow him to continue to focus on maintaining Nissan's momentum in delivering performance, while at the same time supporting Masuko at MMC.

Ghosn has proposed to the Nissan Board, which has approved, the appointment of Hiroto Saikawa, currently chief competitive officer, as co-chief executive officer. Saikawa will be succeeded as chief competitive officer by Yasuhiro Yamauchi, currently Alliance executive vice president of purchasing. Veronique Sarlat-Depotte, currently deputy to Yamauchi will assume the responsibility as Alliance executive vice president of purchasing and head of the Renault Nissan Purchasing Organization.

She will be supported by Makoto Uchida who will take responsibility for purchasing at Nissan. Also at the request of Masuko, the management team of MMC will be further strengthened by current Nissan Chief Performance Officer Trevor Mann, who will become chief operating officer of MMC.

Mann will be replaced as chief performance officer by Jose Munoz who will continue as chairman of Nissan's North American region. Ghosn concluded: "At a time of unprecedented change in the global auto industry, this strategy will build on our existing strengths and management capabilities to ensure increased competitiveness, better products for our customers and attractive returns for shareholders."

Mitsubishi Motors Australia will introduce a range of advanced safety features to the 2017 Outlander range with Multi Around Monitor, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist fitted standard to its top-of-the-range Exceed. When it goes on sale in September, the 2017 Outlander line-up will also introduce a new mid-level LS Safety Pack model with Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, adaptive cruise control and automatic high beam feature. Exceed also adopts these features as standard.

In addition, all 2017 models will be upgraded with the latest smartphone connectivity technology via Mitsubishi’s Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA) and digital broadcast radio to enhance Outlander’s entertainment unit functionality, while entry level LS 2WD models with CVT gain seven seats.

For 2017, Outlander all-wheel drive models boast an electric park brake.

Building on Outlander’s recent design, refinement and dynamic improvements, Mitsubishi has added thoughtful touches to the 17MY Outlander interior, including LED lighting in the front foot wells, new LED-lit centre console box and 12V socket in the rear cargo area, for extra convenience. Outlander’s dynamic performance continues to be refined with a number of suspension changes to enhance overall ride comfort and stability.

New shock valves advance linearity and body control, while new rear toe link bushes provide improved lateral rigidity. Lower friction front struts with new damping contribute to improved steering linearity, while rear shocks have been tweaked to boost stability and ride comfort.

The updated Outlander range is available from Mitsubishi dealers nationally.

2017 OUTLANDER MODEL RANGE AND NEW FEATURES

LS 2WD 2.0-litre petrol, 5-speed manual, 5-seat:

  • Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA)
  • Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB)
  • Dual zone air-conditioning
  • New design centre console
  • Centre console with LED lamp
  • LED lighting in the front leg space
  • 12 Volt socket in the rear cargo area
  • Shark fin antenna

LS 2WD 2.0-litre petrol, CVT auto (as above, plus):

  • Seven seats
  • Electric folding and heated outer mirrors

LS AWD 2.4-litre petrol, CVT auto (as above, plus):

  • Electric park brake
  • High contrast meter

LS Safety Pack 2WD 2.0-litre petrol CVT 5-seat (as above, plus):

  • Optional 2.4-litre petrol CVT powertrain with AWD
  • Optional 2.4-litre petrol CVT powertrain with AWD, seven seats
  • Optional 2.2-litre diesel powertrain with 6-speed auto, AWD, seven seats
  • Electric park brake (AWD models only)
  • Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Automatic High Beam (AHB)
  • Electrochromatic rear view mirror
  • Intermittent rain sensing wipers
  • Dusk sensing headlights

Exceed AWD 2.4-litre petrol CVT 7-seat (as above, plus):

  • Optional 2.2-litre diesel powertrain with 6-speed auto
  • All Safety Pack features standard fitment
  • Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS)
  • Multi Around Monitor
  • Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
  • Lane Change Assist (LCA)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • LED front fog lamps with fog lamp indicator

Exterior colour range

The 2017 Outlander exterior colour range remains unchanged from 2016, with seven colours available:

  • White
  • Starlight pearl
  • Cool silver metallic
  • Titanium metallic
  • Black pearl
  • Ironbark metallic
  • Red metallic

Prestige pearlescent and metallic paint finishes $590 RRP.

Recommended Retail Pricing

Variant

Engine

Drivetrain

Transmission

Seats

RRP

LS

2.0l petrol

2WD

5MT

5

$28,750

LS

2.0l petrol

2WD

CVT

7

$30,500

LS

2.4l petrol

AWD

CVT

7

$33,500

LS Safety Pack

2.0l petrol

2WD

CVT

5

$32,000

LS Safety Pack

2.4l petrol

AWD

CVT

5

$35,000

LS Safety Pack

2.4l petrol

AWD

CVT

7

$36,000

LS Safety Pack

2.2l diesel

AWD

6AT

7

$39,500

Exceed

2.4l petrol

AWD

CVT

7

$44,000

Exceed

2.2l diesel

AWD

6AT

7

$47,500

Warranty and Capped Price Servicing

The 2017 Outlander benefits from Mitsubishi’s five-year/100,000km new car warranty. The Outlander range has Mitsubishi’s four-year Capped Price Servicing with services scheduled every 15,000km or 12 months, whichever comes first.

The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is set to become the 4x4 SUV of choice for even more families with the addition of seven seats to the 2016 range.

Pajero Sport GLS and Exceed variants will be fitted with seven seats standard, while the GLX will remain a five-seat model. For extra peace of mind, all Pajero Sport seven seat variants will be fitted with curtain airbags covering the full length of the cabin. All Pajero Sport models have seven airbags – driver and front passenger, side, side curtain and driver’s knee.

Pajero Sport’s third row seating folds forward to create a large flat area and cargo space remains ample with the third row stowed. The 60:40 split second row seating has a simple fold and tumble function to provide access to the third row. A cargo box is also fitted under the floor behind the third row seats for extra storage.

The combination of seven seats and clever 2nd and 3rd row seat stowage gives Pajero Sport a great balance of both seating and cargo-carrying flexibility. Roof-mounted cooling vents for second and third row passengers will be fitted to all variants – GLX, GLS and Exceed.

The Mitsubishi’s Pajero Sport range continues to offer exceptional value and performance in the genuine 4x4 SUV class, with smooth 8-speed automatic transmission, thrifty 2.4-litre turbo diesel engine, Super Select II four-wheel drive system, and Dynamic Shield styling setting it apart from the competition.

Meanwhile, the range-topping Pajero Sport Exceed offers the latest in advanced safety systems, with multi around view monitor, blind spot monitoring, forward collision mitigation and Ultrasonic misacceleration Mitigation System included in the list price.

Pajero Sport recommended retail pricing:

Pajero Sport GLX

$45,000

Pajero Sport GLS

$48,500

Pajero Sport Exceed

$52,750

 

The updated Pajero Sport range is available from Mitsubishi dealers nationally from 1 July 2016.

The Mitsubishi Mirage hatch has received a boost for 2016 with fresh exterior looks, upgraded interior and better on-road dynamics. The Mirage’s sleek new looks include a new front grille with chrome accents, redesigned bonnet, front and rear bumper and wheel design. Inside, a new high-grade seating trim and cushioned rear seats improve passenger comfort and piano black and chrome accents enhance the cabin’s touch points.

Mirage’s on-road performance benefits from more intuitive steering response, better balanced handling and increased ride comfort, thanks to an extensive rework of suspension tune and electric power steering calibration. The 2016 Mirage now offers even lower running costs with Capped Price Servicing reduced by $270 over the four-year servicing period. Combined with class-leading fuel economy* of 4.6L/100km^, the Mirage remains one of Australia’s cheapest cars to own and operate. Mitsubishi Motors Executive Director of Marketing Tony Principe said Mitsubishi‘s 2016 update improves on Mirage’s award-winning formula with bold new looks, higher quality interior finishes and on-road performance that encourages more confident driving.

“Mirage is already packed with great standard features, so for 2016 we’ve made meaningful improvements to Mirage’s Capped Price Servicing costs, dynamic performance and visual appeal, while preserving Mirage’s attractive price point, which we know is critical to value-conscious micro car shoppers,” he said. “Mirage is still the most affordable car in Australia with five star ANCAP safety, and it’s this combined with Mirage’s low running costs, great packaging and class-leading fuel economy that has made it one of the top picks in the micro segment since 2013.”

“Easy to drive and easy to live with, the Mirage offers an unbeatable mix of style, practicality and value.”

Leading the field at the recent 2015 Australia Best Car awards, the Mirage hatch ES was named the ‘Best Micro Car’ for the second year in a row, with judges praising the Mirage for its class-leading fuel consumption, road manners, low running and repair costs and new car warranty.

Exterior styling updates include a new grille and front bumper with chrome accents, redesigned front bonnet and rear bumper and a new two-tone alloy wheel design for the LS model and new steel wheel covers for the ES. Two new premium paint colours will be introduced on the 2016 model year range; Wine Red and Sunrise Orange.

Inside, a new high-grade black seat trim will be available on both models, complementing the all-black interior colour scheme. Passenger comfort has also been improved on the rear seats with new cushion stitching. A new chrome accent has been added to the audio panel, complementing the existing chrome touches around the cabin. On the LS model, piano black accents are added to the gear shift panel and around power window switch panels in the front and back. The LS model also gains a new high-contrast meter with white back lighting, an outside air temperature reading and illuminated gear shift panel while the ES model features a new design three dial air-conditioning control.

The passenger side sun visor also gains a vanity mirror, lid and ticket holder.

The 2016 model year is upgraded with a number of technical improvements to enhance the driving characteristics of a city car. A new electric power assisted steering system has been tuned for improved steering response, easy parking manoeuvres and relaxed highway driving The Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), available in both models, has been recalibrated to deliver improved rolling acceleration when on the move. Vehicle dynamics have been enhanced with an extensive spring and damper tune for reduced body roll and stable handling. New front suspension top mounts also improve ride comfort and reduce road noise.

The 2016 Mirage offers a comprehensive five-star safety package including six SRS airbags, Active Stability Control (ASC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Emergency Brakeforce Distribution (ABD) and an Emergency Stop Signal function (ESS). Hill Start Assist will now be standard on the manual ES model.

The 2016 Mirage delivers a strong peace of mind with a full five-year/100,000 kilometre New Car Warranty, four-year Capped Pricing Servicing and five-year Roadside Assist. The Mirage’s Capped Price Servicing has been reduced by $270 over the four-year servicing period. Service intervals are 15,000km or 12 months, whichever comes first.

The 2016 Mirage Capped Price Service schedule:

  • 15,000km (12 months) $200 RRP
  • 30,000km (24 months) $230 RRP
  • 45,000km (36 months) $230 RRP
  • 60,000km (48 months) $230 RRP

16MY Mirage hatch key features

ES standard features:

  • Revised front grille with chrome accent, front and rear bumper and bonnet - new
  • New high-grade seat material and design - new
  • New design 14-inch steel wheel cover - new
  • New manual 3-dial air-conditioning design - new
  • Chrome accent on audio panel - new
  • Passenger sun visor with mirror, lid and ticket holder - new
  • Hill Start Assist - new to MT model
  • 1.2L DOHC MIVEC petrol engine
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with INVECS III Smart Logic (optional)
  • Electric power steering
  • Active Stability Control
  • Anti-lock Braking System
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Emergency Brake Assist System
  • Emergency Stop Signal
  • Driver and passenger front airbags
  • Side and curtain airbags
  • Bluetooth® phone connectivity with audio streaming and voice control
  • Steering wheel with audio and phone controls
  • AM/FM CD player with USB and auxiliary input
  • Air conditioning with pollen filter
  • Power windows with driver side auto up and down
  • Body colour door handles and mirrors
  • Driver’s seat with slide, recline and height adjustment
  • Two ISOFIX rear seat child restraints
  • Child proof rear door locks

LS changes over ES:

  • Piano black accent on gear shift - new
  • Piano black accent around window switches - new
  • Chrome accent on climate control - new
  • Illuminated gear shift - new
  • High contrast meter - new
  • New 15-inch two-tone alloy wheel design with chrome surround - new
  • Outside air temperature - new
  • Cruise control
  • Privacy glass
  • Climate control air conditioning
  • Leather bound gearshift
  • Chrome and silver interior accents
  • Front fog lamps
  • 4 speakers

Exterior colour range

  • Sunrise Orange* (new)
  • Wine Red* (new)
  • Cyber Blue*
  • Red Planet*
  • Black*
  • White

*Premium Paint $550

Product Line-Up

Price class

Trans

RRP

ES

5MT

$12,250

ES

CVT

$14,250

LS

CVT

$15,250

*JATO Micro segment <$15k
^ADR 81/02 ES model

Mirage Sedan

The 2016 Mitsubishi Mirage sedan offers improved on-road performance and minor interior updates for the compact city car. Mirage sedan vehicle dynamics have been enhanced with a comprehensive spring and damper tune for reduced body roll, stable handling and a more comfortable on-road performance. The Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), available in both models, has also been modified to improve rolling acceleration. A new electric power assisted steering system has been tuned for improved control at lower speeds.

Hill Start Assist will now be standard on all models and cruise control has been added to the LS model. Inside, the base model ES receives a three-dial air conditioning control and the LS model gains a high meter cluster with outside air temperature reading. The LS model also features a new three-spoke leather steering wheel and piano black trim on the power window switch panel and gear shift panel.

16MY Mirage sedan key new features

ES standard features:

  • New manual 3-dial air-conditioning
  • Hill Start Assist – new to MT model

LS changes over ES:

  • Cruise control
  • High contrast meter
  • Outside air temperature
  • Three spoke leather steering wheel
  • Piano black accent on gear shift
  • Piano black accent around window switches

Exterior colour range

  • Wine Red* (new)
  • Cyber Blue*
  • Cool Silver*
  • White

*Premium Paint $550

Product Line-Up

Price class

Trans

RRP

ES

5MT

$14,500

ES

CVT

$16,500

LS

CVT

$17,500