Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Mitsubishi Mirage Sedan Headed to North America

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 front

Autoblog is reporting that Motor Trend is reporting that the sedan version of Mitsubishi's pint-sized Mirage will indeed be coming to North America, although the link to the Motor Trend on Autoblog  appears to be borked at the moment.

As you can see by last month's subcompact sales, the Mirage is selling quite well and is allegedly beating the Japanese automaker's projections. So if a Mirage hatch is good, why not add to the lineup?

The car is already sold in other markets as the Mirage G4, as evidenced on the Mitsubishi Motors Philippines site. I assume it'll retain the 74 horsepower 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine and choice of five-speed manual or CVT.

We should hope the version shown here makes it to North America, as it arguably looks better than the hatchback. Hey, those side skirts and front fascia make quite a difference; the alloy wheels don't hurt, either. Overall, the lines aren't as cartoonish and the shape isn't as awkward—unusual for a subcompact sedan. It will also likely be bargain-basement priced.

Our Mitsubishi Mirage review proved this tiny car was Spartan and felt as if it was developed for emerging markets. It's not that it didn't have its plusses, such as a decent ride and good fuel economy, but it felt like a car much older than it was. However, the proof is in the pudding, and when the pudding is auto sales, the Mirage is quite tasty for a Mitsubishi. Tasty Mirage pudding ... soon to be with a trunk.

Source: Autoblog

Mitsubishi Mirage G4 rear


2 comments:

Ducati Scotty said...

74hp? I drove a few Beetles in my time and they only had 60. And only two doors, not four.

Todd Crispin said...

It is really sad that the American people are so shallow and vain. I am embarrassed for those who bash a sensible car like this. I suppose if you are used to BMWs and 550hp Mustangs this would seem like a horrible car. What about those who have been driving a 1995 Geo Metro for the last 20 years? They are who can appreciate this car.