Test Mitsubishi Space Star Facelift: Cheaper is not it

No, not the ASX and not the Outlander is the bestseller of the Mitsubishi program, but the little Space Star. Nearly 4,340 pieces have been sold in the first three months of this year, according to the Federal Motor Vehicle Office, last year there were 14,237 vehicles. After three years of microcars gets now in the middle of the model cycle of a facelift donated.

Buyers will not only benefit from an appreciation of the optics, the interior and a differently-tuned suspension, but - if they are fast - even on a temporary bargain prices.

Mitsubishi Space Star.

Mitsubishi Space Star.
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Design and interior

With the newly designed front of the Space Star must now look much more grown up. New headlights, a classic grille instead of the previous "Louvre" and an understated, indicated power dome on the bonnet are new to the Mini, in conjunction with the new bumpers well to face. At the rear, a now also more molded bumper and revised tail lights found. Depending on the equipment, there is the possibility LED technology. The revised design gives the Space Star a length increase of at least 8.5 centimeters - but the interior dimensions remain the same.

in terms of value - added Defines the interior has nonetheless. There are (heatable on request) seats with better quality upholstery and a little more contour in the back seat as well (depending on equipment), a leather steering wheel, lots of chrome and piano black and Digital Radio.

Although the Mitsubishi Space Star is its tendency to roll always not quite conceal, but the stiffer springs and retuned shock absorbers provide in conjunction with the electric power steering for a significant profit. Even highways third order working through the small five-door smooth astonishing mastery. can convince just as the CVT in the top model. The automatic converts the force with pleasing little delay into propulsion and comes completely without the infamous "rubber band effect" from.

Mitsubishi Space Star.

Mitsubishi Space Star.
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Engines and prices

Mitsubishi has not changed the engine range. Under the hood, the known three-cylinder potter, the 1.0-liter engine with 52 kW / 71 PS in the city sufficient overland but still a little looks tired. The nine horsepower stronger 1.2-lLiter's doing much better and give concept conditional tubes thanks to higher torque noticeably more driving pleasure. But who wants to be bought with a price, because of the larger engine is exclusively reserved for the top version. That makes at least 14,290 euros, while the base model for 9990 Euro is offered.

However, the list prices - at least temporarily - smoke and mirrors. Those who decide to end of August for a new Space Star, which saves 2,000 euros. The discount granted in full to all Mitsubishi models. In addition, the "Intro Edition" and the "Intro Edition +" the equipment program to enrich to market. The former adds to the basic version of climate and audio system and central locking with radio remote control. The Plus version is, you still leather steering wheel and shift knob, already almost wasteful many chrome accents, heated door mirrors and height-adjustable front passenger seat on top. The highlight is the exclusive Smart link navigation with 6.5-inch touch screen that has wipe and zoom feature and smartphone connectivity and Tom Tom maps.

Save's is no more, it's also barely. On top of that granted Mitsubishi since 2015 five-year warranty on its vehicles.

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Specifications Mitsubishi Space Star 1.0 (1.2)

Length x width x height (m):3.80 x 1.69 x 1.51
Wheel base (m):2.5
Engine:3-cylinder petrol engine 999 (1193), cc
Power:52 (59) kW / 71 (80) horsepower at 6,000 U / min
Max. Torque:88 (106) Nm at 5000 (4000) U / min
maximum speed:172 (180) km / h
Acceleration 0 to 100 km / h:13.6 (11.7) seconds.
Consumption (average EU standard):5.0 (4.8) liters
CO2 emissions:96 g / km (Euro 6)
Efficiency:B
Curb weight / payload:920 kg / 370 (420) kg
Trunk size:235-912 (209-881) l
Max towing capacity.:(200 kg)
Turning circle:9.2 m
tires:165/65 R14
Base Price:9,990 (14,290) Euro
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