Mirage

1995

Mirage

After a full model change, the fifth-iteration Mirage were launched as "next-generation basic cars" in 1995 in 3-door hatchback and 4-door sedan body types. The 4-door Mirage sedan shared the same chassis and body as the Lancer but the 3-door hatchback, which had no Lancer equivalent, was shortened 80 mm overall to make it more compact. A new 1.5 L DOHC engine featured more low- and mid-range torgue and better fuel consumption. The 1.5 L MVV unit powering 4-door models used lean-burn air-fuel ratio control technology to return even better fuel consumption. Increased in size from 1.6 L to 1.8 L, the V6 engine delivered the premium and comfortable performance to be expected of a new-generation compact luxury car. Transmissions included the INVECS-II Sport Mode 4AT that was proving popular on the FTO for offering easy-drive qualities and greater driving enjoyment. The Mirage provided higher levels of occupant safety with its upgraded active and passive safety specification that included all-round impact safety, SRS airbags for driver and front passenger, 4-wheel ABS, a high mount stop lamp and safety-stop power windows. The fifth-generation The Mirage went out of production in 2000 but the Mirage Dingo launched in 1999 inherited the name.

Overall length 3870 mm
Overall width 1680 mm
Overall height 1365 mm
Engines 1.3 L, 1.5 L, 1.6 L