Mitsubishi’s all-new compact car, the Space Star, has just 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 C02 levels. It can also deliver over 70 miles per gallon with C02 emissions of 100 g/km and under, giving you an annual road tax of just €180 in Tax Band A2.
And it comes with an unbeatable standard eight year warranty, which is the longest in the Irish market.
What is even 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 petrol Invite and a 1.2l petrol Intense. The 1l 71 bhp Invite carries a price tag of €11,995 and the 1.2l, 80 bhp 'Intense' is priced at €14,995 ex-works. Both have all-new highly efficient lightweight three-cylinder petrol engines with MIVEC variable valve timing.
The Space Star itself 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. These include: 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 RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution ) active structure, which is designed to absorb and disperse an impact from all directions.
In addition, for the Space Star, 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 all-new Outlander SUV, and is part of a comprehensive product plan from Mitsubishi Motors which will see four all-new passenger car models launched over 15 months.