2022 Mitsubishi Mirage Ralliart – eco automotive remains to be alive in Thailand; rally-style overfenders, mud flaps, decals
The Mitsubishi Mirage remains to be alive and effectively in Thailand, the place the eco automotive was given a Ralliart makeover earlier this yr. The compact eco automotive first surfaced in Thailand all the best way again in 2012, and I didn’t realise that it’s nonetheless in showrooms there a decade later until I browsed Headlightmag, which shot the dwell photos you see right here.
The Mirage Ralliart is predicated on newest facelift that debut in late 2019, which distinguishes itself with MMC’s Dynamic Defend face. The 537,000 baht (RM67,905) Ralliart model provides on red-grey-black aspect decals on a white physique (with black roof, purple with black roof additionally accessible), in addition to purple stripes on the grille, however what actually units it other than the same old particular version is the rally car-inspired fashion.
You gained’t miss these distinguished overfenders with a carbon end and Ralliart logos, probably impressed by the precise Mirage AP4 rally automotive that was constructed by Ralliart New Zealand. Additionally contributing to the rally look are these purple mud flaps with white Ralliart logos, one thing that was standard with Wira house owners again within the day.
Sadly, there are not any chunkier wheels and tyres for the Mirage Ralliart, however the inventory wheels are at the very least painted in full gloss black. Talking of that, the wing mirror caps are additionally in black to match the edges and roof. Oh, the rear spoiler can be in black for that panda look.
Inside, the acquainted Mirage inside options seats in a black-red cloth that’s repeated on the entrance door playing cards. The seats have purple stitching, and there are additionally Ralliart flooring mats with purple piping and the well-known emblem. The theme is darkish and cabin trim is both in piano black or fake carbon.
No mechanical modifications to go together with the Ralliart look, so it’s the nice ol’ three-cylinder 1.2 litre engine with 78 PS and 100 Nm of torque. The economy-focused 3A92 DOHC MIVEC unit is paired to an Invecs III CVT automated transmission. As with most automobiles in Thailand, the powertrain is sweet for E20 gasohol.
What do you consider this rally car-inspired Mirage particular version? By the best way, it’s not simply the Mirage that’s nonetheless kicking, Ralliart itself remains to be alive – take a look at the Triton Rally Automobile they prepped for the Asia Cross Nation Rally (AXCR) 2022 that’s working this week. When you’re at it, additionally take a look at this crazy-looking rally-inspired Xpander, an area effort.