Mitsubishi’s new compact car, the Space Star, has been launched with prices starting at €11,995.
According to Mitsubishi Motors, it has been engineered from the ground up to maximise fuel economy and minimise Co2 levels. It can also deliver more than 70 miles per gallon with Co2 emissions of 100g/km and under, resulting in an annual road tax of €180 in tax band A2.
It also comes with an unbeatable standard eight-year warranty, which is the longest in the Irish market.
What is more remarkable about the Space Star is that all this efficiency comes with so little sacrifice. Constructed of high-tensile steel, the Space Star is light enough to be peppy and nimble (4.6m turning circle ), yet roomy enough to be an ideal family car and comfortably seat five adults.
The Space Star is available in a choice of two models, a 1.0L petrol Invite and a 1.2L petrol Intense. The 1.0 litre, 71bhp Invite carries a price tag of €11,995, while the 1.2 litre, 80bhp Intense is priced at €14,995 ex-works. Both boast new highly efficiency lightweight three-cyclinder petrol engines with MIVEC variable valve timing.
The Space Star is built around a high efficiency architecture which is lightweight ,yet extremely strong and safe, with a five-star Euro NCAP rating being targeted.
This will be achieved, Mitsubishi says, through a comprehensive package of features which are standard on all models, including front, side and curtain airbags, active stability and traction control, ABS with EBD, and emergency stop signal system.
This is all housed within Mitsubishi’s patented reinforced impact safety evolution active structure, which is designed to absorb and disperse an impact from all directions.
Mitsubishi Motors has added a “multi-load pass frame” front cross member, designed to contribute to better energy management in case of a front end crash.
The arrival of the Space Star follows the recent launch of the new Outlander SUV, and is part of a comprehensive product plan from Mitsubishi Motors which will see four new passenger car models launched over 15 months.