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    Pricing & some specs for 2014 Mirage in New Zealand. Late Feb. 2013 launch.

    Apparently, "everybody remembers having a Mirage" in New Zealand, where the first generation of the car racked up good sales back in the early 1980's.

    So, people are happy to hear the new Mirage is coming back to the NZ market.


    • 2 versions available
    • both will have the 1.2L 3-cylinder and automatic CVT
    • base LS starts at $18,990, the GLS at $21,990
    • "The five-door hatchback replaces the Colt range."



    Source: http://enginetech.co/2013/01/engine-...tm_campaign=ps

    Mitsu NZ web site has limited Mirage info for now. I have to post this image they're using though - it's funny:



    http://www.mmnz.co.nz/mirage/


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    Haha go the Kiwi's nice ad. So no manual then?

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    Yeah - funny.

    I've seen two press reports of the NZ announcement and they both said the same thing: CVT only. Didn't say "subject to change without notice", but my impression is these things aren't set in stone until they're set in stone, if you know what I mean.

    EDIT: Jamie - do you know whether the NZ fuel economy ratings are directly comparable to Australian ones? Just curious.

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    Metro i am not 100% sure about the NZ v Aus fuel economy ratings tho they do seem to have the same combined figuers we get on cars that i have looked at over the years.

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    That other car in the background were called the colt in Oz.

    I would be very surprised if they don't get the manual in NZ as they tend to buy a lot of manual cars there like us in Oz.

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    From the horse's mouth, just now by email:

    "CVT only here. There is no market demand for Manual in NZ."

    - Daniel Cook, Mitsu NZ Head of Sales and Marketing Strategy
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    We called those Colt here in Canada as well. Only they were marketed by Chrysler under the Dodge brand. I drove one once with the "8-speed" manual transmission (4-speed with driver-selectable hi/low range).

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    My father inlaw still drives one of those old Colts.
    I am surprised they think they have no demand for manual cars my brother inlaw is from NZ and has said they drive a lot of manual cars there and he likes to drive manual as well.

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    Mitsu NZ has put out the "official" launch press release for the Mirage, and now they're saying late-February availability (previously they had said mid-month).

    PR: http://www.mmnz.co.nz/blog/Mitsubish...irage-is-Back/

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    Just like here in Oz kept getting delayed.



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