Mitsubishi's new global compact sedan is called Attrage

 

TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Mitsubishi's next-gen global compact sedan is the Attrage

In March at the 2013 Bangkok Motor Show, Mitsubishi Motors revealed what it called its next-generation global compact sedan in the Concept G4. Two months later and the Japanese carmaker is showing off the production version which it has named Attrage.

With a name that's a contrived version of the English word "attractive," the Attrage will be built at Mitsubishi's Laem Chabang plant in Thailand--the same plant that produces the Mirage five-door hatchback. It also reportedly qualifies for the Thai government's Eco-car Project, which means that it is Euro IV-compliant and that it is fuel-efficient at 20km/L "based on European calculation methods."

A look at the features and it's evident that the Attrage is really a sedan version of the Mirage since it practically shares the same features like the lightweight Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution bodythatmakes extensive use of high-tensile steel, as well as the same lightweight 1.2-liter MIVEC engine that's mated to either a five-speed manual transmission or a CVT.

To be launched in the Thai market in July, we can definitely tell you that the Attrage will reach our shores within the year. We've also gathered that when Mitsubishi Motors Philippines launches this car, chances are it won't be called "Attrage" here. We've received a tip saying MMPC is not particularly thrilled by the name as it sort of sounds like "atras."

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  • codenamejanrei May 23 2013 @ 10:48am
    It's Attrageous!! haha... well I think they should call it the Mirage S. :)
    • Kyoichi Sudo May 24 2013 @ 11:33am
      Mirage S sounds good or maybe Mirage EX since its already as big as the Vios and City. Mitsu should also make a bigger Mirage hatchback for the Jazz and Fiesta since the Colt is only for European countries...
      • codenamejanrei May 24 2013 @ 11:46am
        Meron namang Lancer Sportback ang Mitsu in the compact hatch segment :D
        • Kyoichi Sudo May 25 2013 @ 09:15am
          Focus hatch at Impreza kalaban ng Lancer Sportback bro ;)
          • codenamejanrei May 25 2013 @ 09:36am
            iba nasa utak ko, haha, uo nga, sna may subcompact hatch ang Mitsu na kasing size ng Jazz, Yaris, Fiesta hatch or Mazda2 hatch, masyadong maliit kasi ang Mirage para itapat sa kanila :D
  • triple4 May 23 2013 @ 11:06am
    Kalaban ng Suzuki Dzire, kasi parehong nilagyan ng "pwet"/trunk hehehe
    • Kyoichi Sudo May 24 2013 @ 11:35am
      Yep but at least they really didn't use the hatch body to build this. It also looks good compared to the DZire's butt and the Almera's awkward body lines...
  • kit_mmc May 23 2013 @ 11:22am
    Sir I thinik it's 22km/l. The 20km/l is one of the qualifications of the Thai's Government Eco-car Project. :)
    Link: http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com/publish/pressrelease_en/corporate/2013/news/detaild521.html
    • Patrick Everett Tadeo
      Patrick Everett Tadeo May 23 2013 @ 12:13pm
      Which is why it's written that it "qualifies for the Thai government's Eco-car Project, which means that it is Euro IV-compliant and that it is fuel-efficient at 20km/L" which, as you stated, is one of the qualifications of the Thai's Government Eco-car Project." I was referring to the qualifications, not the car itself.
      • kit_mmc May 23 2013 @ 08:39pm
        ohh yeah I missed a detail. hehehe. thanks for helping out sir. ^_^
    • Kyoichi Sudo May 24 2013 @ 11:37am
      Mitsubishi is just playing safe bro. The Mirage can do more than 30km/l based on my friends in MPh ;)))
  • carwiki May 23 2013 @ 11:34am
    Someone said that it's the partner of Avante. Because "Attrage, Avante".
    • carwiki May 23 2013 @ 11:35am
      *partner of Hyundai Avante.
    • foolishofficer May 23 2013 @ 06:14pm
      Mitsubishi Attras vs Hyundai Avante...same thoughts before I read this.
  • hyundaifan May 23 2013 @ 01:14pm
    I think this one will sell here for PHP 570,000-PHP680,000
    • Kyoichi Sudo May 24 2013 @ 11:39am
      The base price may be right but chances are there will be a 1.5L top-variant of this sedan, I hope :)
      • kit_mmc May 24 2013 @ 10:10pm
        platform engineering-wise..... walang 1.5 but the price may be lower than the hatch when following the price pattern of other manufacturers where sedans are cheaper (fiesta sedan ($14K) vs fiesta hatch ($14.6K). :D
      • elxdv May 30 2013 @ 02:21am
        Very good mitsubishi our country will have more taxi variety aside from vios, city, accent, rio, almera, avanza anza and fiesta
  • windel May 23 2013 @ 03:54pm
    I would choose the almera over this.
    • foolishofficer May 23 2013 @ 06:16pm
      maybe you'll pick Nissan Almera for the size. but for the price of the Mirage sedan, Mirage may have the edge.
  • rdjl_13 May 23 2013 @ 08:14pm
    Edi Mirage Sedan na lang. Haha. :D
    • Kyoichi Sudo May 24 2013 @ 11:41am
      Medyo maarte kasi Mitsu sa pangalan eh ahehehe... pero malay natin dba? :)))
  • MyFordSync May 23 2013 @ 09:04pm
    Finally, Mitsubishi churning in a model to at least leech the segment long dominated by the Vios and City.
  • rdrogel May 23 2013 @ 10:20pm
    Mirage Sedan na lang tawagin dito. Sana sa Cainta plant na lang gawin, balik taxi market just like the old Lancer.
  • voodoo9ph May 24 2013 @ 10:12am
    i don't like the name Attrage. just like what Ford is doing for the Fiesta and Focus. irregardless of Hatchback or Sedan, it carries the same name. Mitsubishi itself also with the Lancer/Lancer EX on Sedan and Sportback models. Mirage EX? nah! pero sana naka 1.5 liter engine eto!

  • ianmitsulancer May 24 2013 @ 10:29am
    for the first time in the history of Mitsubishi Motors: a sedan (B segment) smaller than the Lancer/Lancer EX has emerged! what took you so long?!
  • Kyoichi Sudo May 24 2013 @ 11:49am
    Finally! Thank God Mitsu already built a Vios-contender that looks right for the market! It looks good overall even the rear looks like an Almera but seeing that picture for the first time made me realize that the design is also aftermarket-friendly like the Mirage hatch. I also do hope Mitsu builds a 1.5L top-spec variant for this vehicle and hopefully a 1.3L MIVEC base instead of a 1.2L...
    • The Stig May 25 2013 @ 08:53am
      but the upcoming vios is a looker..no offense..but maybe this one will win base on it's price..
      • Kyoichi Sudo May 25 2013 @ 09:13am
        ... and features, this will surely outrun its competitors when it comes to being well-equipped that for sure MMPC will still put loaded features like what they did w/ the Mirage...
        • elxdv May 30 2013 @ 02:24am
          I thought rio, fiesta and accent have the most features in these class, anyway maybe attrage will come up with their own additional features
  • buckbeak18 May 26 2013 @ 07:19pm
    They should produce a subcompact hatchback powered by a turbo-diesel engine like hyundai did. :)
    • buckbeak18 May 26 2013 @ 07:21pm
      Or bring the COLT here. It would be nice too :)
      • buckbeak18 May 26 2013 @ 08:05pm
        Or make a bigger mirage or colt that would compete for the subcompact hatchbacks in the market. (sorry for talking to my self. lol)
        • Kyoichi Sudo May 27 2013 @ 01:14am
          Not a problem sir... BTW nice suggestions :)))
  • BOOGIECAT May 30 2013 @ 09:57am
    Nice car!
  • TopGone Jun 01 2013 @ 08:25pm
    looks bad..
  • oh_noh Jun 06 2013 @ 08:12pm
    oh my gulay!!!
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