2020 Mitsubishi Mirage And Attrage Getting A Proper Facelift, Will Debut On November 18

Mitsubishi Motors is about to give the Mirage and Attrage budget city cars the first major update since their launch in 2012 and 2013, respectively. They received a facelift in late 2015 too, but the changes were rather minor.

Also sold as the Space Star in Europe and some Asian markets, the Mitsubishi Mirage will gain the brand’s Dynamic Shield front end design, as suggested by this teaser image. The Attrage (sold as the Mirage G4 in the United States) will get the same face too featuring new headlights, a new grille and bumper, with all three elements being united by two C-shaped trim pieces.

A closer look at the Attrage in the photo reveals a similar rear end with some minor changes in the light clusters. The automaker does not offer many details but says both models “will feature sharp and dynamic exterior designs which embody the Mitsubishi-ness that identifies the company’s compact cars.”

Watch: Is The Mitsubishi Mirage America’s Worst New Car On Sale?

We don’t know whether the Mirage and Attrage will gain powertrain updates. Currently, the budget cars feature a naturally aspirated 78 HP (79 PS) 1.2-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine mated to either a five-speed manual or a CVT. Given the entry-level nature of these models, we should expect them to carry on with the same powertrain and receive only minor interior and technology updates.

Both the 2020 Mirage and Attrage models will celebrate their global debut in Thailand on November 18. They are built at the Laem Chabang Plant, MMC’s local production site, and with 140,000 global sales in the fiscal year 2018, the Mirage and Attrage are highly significant models for Mitsubishi, especially in developing markets.

  • xrnzaaas

    Oh man it’s going to look so silly with its tiny wheels.

    • Bash

      How accurate.

    • Alduin

      I can see the commercial already “11 inch rims 3 cylinder engine” “ride in style with a powerful yet efficient 74HP engine! BOLD new DESIGN.“ LOL while being passed by semis on the freeway

  • Mr_Fanta_Pants
    • Gran Turismo..

    • Joe

      Was coming here to post this exact image! I saw it yesterday, it’s actually not terrible. Would be better if it were an all new model but at least it’s positive change.

      • xrnzaaas

        Expect Mitsubishi to keep making this car for another 10 years at least. They don’t have proper resources to introduce a brand new ASX.

  • Gustavo Adriano

    They should build a Mitsubishi version of the Nissan Versa / March, would be nicier than make thin thing!

  • charlotteharry57

    “The Price is Right” will be soooo happy. Because that’s the only place I ever see them.

    • Thetruthísntalwayspopular


  • No more Facelift… Time for a new model/Colt… The mirage/Space Star is the worst morden car you can buy now… mitsubishi IS CANCELLED.!

  • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

    Dead front view..not bad..then you get past the A pillars and its “Gurl BYE!”

  • WalthamDan

    I can picture Mitsubishi’s own December to Remember commercial now.

    Snowy Christmas morning. Teenage daughter wakes up and discovers a key in her stocking. Goes outside and finds a big red box attached to the top of a new Mitsubishi Mirage. She then runs down the driveway and jumps in front of a passing plow truck to end her life.

  • atrage???

    eh, from what i can tell they should look fine.

  • GobbleUp

    Wait, Mitsu still sells vehicles?
    It’s like anyone buying Infiniti….why?!


    Mitsubishi stopped being relevant in January 2007, when the EVO IX stopped production. (The X was/is an atrocity, and I refuse to acknowledge its existence.)

    • Alduin

      The 10 was a POS. By now they should’ve released the EVO 12-13.

      • willhaven

        How was the 10 a POS?

        • Alduin

          It wasn’t a real EVO.

          • willhaven


          • Alduin

            Garbage interior ugly styling gas pedals that would break off. 4B11 was no 4G63 and no MR with a 6 speed.

          • MMMBRAP

            3 EVO X enthusiasts/owners downvoted me. LOL!

          • MMMBRAP

            100% this. The X has no redeeming qualities at all.

            EVO IX MR all day long.

          • willhaven

            So it’s a real Evo that you just didn’t care for.

          • Alduin

            No it’s not a real EVO it never was. Idiot.

  • Marc Gruben

    Because that would require intelligence… something I’m not sure Mitsubishi has.


      Mitsubishi makes decent ductless air conditioners though. But cars? Nah. Stick to making microwaves.

  • Zandit75

    It’s also probably the same car that was released in 2007.

  • Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ🍆💦

    It looks good from here. I guess the Nissan Versa challenged Mitsubishi.

  • Lloyd Anthony D Peters

    Oh, Mitsubishi. What the hell has happened to you…

    Like, seriously. I’m worried. You might wanna see a therapist. Everyones worried about you and they feel like they haven’t seen the real you in years. Some people have grown up so well and are in a much different place than 10 years ago, but everyone’s worried about YOU. We heard you got into a bad relationship with Nissan and things aren’t working out for you. But there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.

    Get well. And hopefully you’ll be back to yourself soon.

    Most Mitsubishi Fans.

  • Enoch Gabriel Gonzales

    it’s a design disaster anyway, so no.

    • Marc Gruben

      That might be true, but disasters can vary in intensity. I know nothing about the Grand Lancer, but it still appears to be much lower magnitude disaster than the Mirage is.

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