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After months of teasing, Mitsubishi has finally unveiled the 2012 Mirage at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Built to "satisfy the needs of people all over the world," the Mirage features a slender grille, aerodynamic wheel covers and a roof-mounted spoiler.

Inside, designers adopted a "simple & clean" philosophy which aims to give the cabin a sense of airiness. The end result is debatable, but the interior boasts gloss black trim, metallic accents and a sporty instrument cluster.

Power comes from a new, 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine with variable valve timing and a start/stop system. Performance specifications were not released, but Mitsubishi says the engine is connected to a continuously variable transmission and is targeted to average 30.0 km/liter (3.3 l/100km / 70.6 mpg US / 84.7 mpg UK).

The 2012 Mirage will launched in Thailand this March, before being sold globally in both in emerging markets and developed nations.

Gallery: 2012 Mitsubishi Mirage debuts in Japan

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