Mitsubishi Mirage Imagined as a Proton

We’re concerned about Mitsubishi. The makers of the Evo really don’t have make any cool cars. By far the worst for us is the Mirage, which looks much cheaper than the Colt it replaces yet wants to take on the competitive European and American market as well.
Proton Mirage 1 photo
The Mirage is built in Thailand and exported to other market from there. It is powered by either a 1-liter three-cylinder with 69 PS or a 1.2-liter with 78 PS, which is amazing considering the Colt went from 75 PS all the way to 150 PS.

The car is also exported to Malaysia, where local automaker Proton had a memorandum of understanding with Mitsubishi. This resulted in the Lancer sedan being rebadged recent, so many people were curious what the Mirage would look like as a Proton. Unfortunately, relationships between the two companies have deteriorated, and there will likely be never be a Proton Mirage.

Rendering by Theophilus Chin
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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