The local dealer for Mitsubishi in the UAE pulled a couple of surprise launches at the 2012 Sharjah Auto Show this week, unveiling the Mitsubishi Mirage and the Mitsubishi Lancer Fortis.
The 2013 Mitsubishi Mirage is a sub-compact hatchback built in Thailand, with a 76 hp 1.2-litre 4-cylinder engine, mated to either a 5-speed manual or a CVT automatic. The specs aren’t final yet, as the spacious hatch is slated to hit showrooms early next year. It will likely cost around Dhs 45,000 when the GCC-spec version is ready.
The 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Fortis is a compact sedan built in Taiwan, and is basically a cheaper version of the Japanese-built Lancer EX, with a front/rear facelift to make it look its price. Even the interior is almost the same, with most body panels similar to the EX. Powered by a 141 hp 1.8-litre 4-cylinder mated to a CVT automatic, the Fortis is intended to replace the older-generation Lancer that had been on sale for almost a decade as a fleet favourite. It is going on sale very soon in two trim levels, with the top one priced at Dhs 61,000. The base model is likely around Dhs 50,000.
Photos by Faisal Khatib.
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