The Bangkok International Motor Show 2014 has begun today and there were a host of manufacturers displaying their products. Mitsubishi displayed its India-bound products the Pajero Sport AT, Mirage hatchback and the Attrage Sedan.
The Pajero Sport is already on sale in India and will get no additional upgrades or cosmetic changes except the Automatic transmission. It gets a five speed INVECS-II with Sportronic function transmitting power to all four wheels. The Pajero Sport competes with the automatic versions of competitors like Toyota Fortuner, Hyundai Santa Fe, Chevrolet Captiva and the Ssangyong Rexton.
Mitsubishi also showcased the Mirage hatchback which is a small carthat competes with the Honda Brio, Hyundai i10 and the Nissan Micra. The car is powered by a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine generating 76.9bhp and 100Nm of torque mated to a five-speed manual or a CVT automatic transmission. There are rumours that the Mirage could come to India by 2016.
Mitsubishi’s another India-bound product, the Attrage based on the Mirage’s platform was also presented at the show. The sedan might compete with Nissan’s Sunny, Renault Scala, the Honda City and the Hyundai Verna. The car is likely to be powered by the same engine and gearbox as the Mirage. However, for India they will have to get a bigger motor as it would be the least powerful vehicle in its class.
Mitsubishi’s focus with these two cars seems to have been more on efficiency and not surprisingly they have earned the tag of Eco Cars in Thailand. Currently, the cars are made in Thailand and once Mitsubishi decides to launch the car in India they would be produced locally.