Yes you heard that quite right. Mitsubishi’s famed sub compact hatch back line up, Mitsubishi Mirage is finally going to get it’s much deserved mid cycle refresh which was long due. This car is an ace in the hole for Mitsubishi who had stopped producing it in 2003 but then again brought it back to life in 2012. 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage should be a big game changer when it came to Mitsubishi’s fortunes in the automobile market, firstly, because it is a very highly fuel efficient car and secondly, it is powered by gas. It is a small car if you want to be very straight to point but that is one of its many qualities. It is laden with features and comes at such a budget bargain that only a fool would be wise enough to refuse. It is bold to say but still it has to be said that this pocket sided hatch back from Mitsubishi packs some really premium features.
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage: Interior, Safety, Styling
The interior of 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage is indeed no joke. It may be a sub- compact vehicle but that does not allow any sort of slag on its part. For that, it has been furbished with the finest fabric upholstery for its seats. Instrument cluster has been given a touch of redesign and looks very much futuristic. Steering wheel comes with new covering grip and feels great to be swiveled around. Added to that, we would also get the infotainment system that will be housed inside a respectable 6.5 inch touch screen panel. Apple Car Play will be available for those who use iPhones and other iOS powered devices. Android Auto will be provided for those who prefer Android powered smart phones and tablets. So there is complete harmony between two formidable smartphone operating system rivals. Bluetooth Connectivity has also been provided. A powerful audio system which will be powered by none other than Rockford – Fosgate will also be available. The model will also offer cargo space of 47 cubic feet with rear seats folded and 12.2 cubic feet with upright placed rear seats. For the safety purposes there will be available anti lock disc brakes, stability and traction controls, airbags, and options include rearview camera and front and rear parking sensors. Among available trims which are ES, SE and GT will also be offered automatic headlights and LED lights, tilt-steering wheel, full power accessories, keyless entry and ignition automatic climate control, etc.
On its non aggressive exterior styling will be seen new front and rear bumpers and it will also showcase some changes in lower body. Up front it will also get new grille accompanied with new headlights and fog lamps. It also includes new rear spoiler and pair of new alloy wheels including 14- and 15- inch versions.
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage: Powertrain, MPG
Under the hood of the new 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage will sit a small 1.2 liter engine with three-cylinders. The engine has been reworked with roller camshaft and new variable valve timing which bring four additional horsepower for the total output of 78 hp and 74 pound-feet of torque. The engine can be combined with either 5-speed manual or CVT and in every case the power goes to the front wheels. Being so small this engine earns impressive fuel economy which in case of manual gearbox is 36 mpg combined while CVT raises the score at 39 mpg combined. The models also promise improved handling due optimized spring rates and damping and barking system has also been upgraded with larger discs and drums.
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage: Price
The price of 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage starts from $12, 995 for manual ES version and highest priced version GT with CVT is available for $16, 495.