An initial boatload of 800 Mitsubishi Mirages – Canada’s newest subcompact car – is now on the water, the company says.
The all-new 2014 Mirage won't arrive in dealerships here until October. But if you want to be first-in-line to take delivery of one, you can secure an early delivery so by placing an order, along with a $500 deposit, until September 3.
That early order will also get you a $500 pre-sale rebate on what promises to be one of Canada's lowest-priced cars. Mitsubishi Canada has announced a starting price of just $12,498 for a base-level Mirage ES five-door hatchback with five-speed manual transmission.
With an optional CVT automatic transmission it's even better – 5.3/4.4 L/100 km, city/highway, and 4.9 L/100 km combined.
The Mirage will be offered in two trim levels, ES and SE, both with a suite of standard safety equipment that includes: seven standard airbags, ABS, electronic stability control, traction control, brake override, brake assist and brake-force distribution.
When Mirages arrive at Canada's 88 Mitsubishi’s 88 dealerships, they will sport a variety of jelly-bean bright colours, including InfraRed, Kiwi Green, Plasma Purple, Thunder Grey, Starlight Silver, Sapphire Blue, Cloud White and Mystic Black – several of which were named by Mitsubishi Facebook followers.
Like other Mitsubishis, the Mirage will be backed by a 10-year/160,000 km limited powertrain warranty, five year/100,000 km limited new vehicle warranty and five-year/unlimited distance roadside assistance coverage .