Posted on: Mar 29, 2013 | 7,167 reads

Mitsubishi Mirage Returns to the US

After a ten-year hiatus, the Japanese carmaker has brought the highly-efficient Mirage back to the US market.
Intent on reviving its US-market lineup, Mitsubishi has reintroduced the Mirage subcompact with the five-door econo-box set to hit US dealerships this fall. The styling is inoffensive yet instantly forgettable, but the all-new model’s fuel economy numbers is what the Japanese carmaker hopes will lure customers to the hatch. Mitsubishi claims the 2014 Mirage equipped with a continuously variable transmission will managed 37 mpg in the city and 44 on the highway for a combined rating of 40 mpg.
Mitsubishi Mirage Returns to the US
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That, the carmaker says, will make it the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid gasoline vehicle in the States; an honor currently claimed by Ford's Fiesta. Power comes from a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine rated at 74 hp and 74 lb-ft of torque, mated to either a CVT or 5-speed manual. Mitsubishi has given the hatchback a host of standard features including seven airbags, automatic climate control, power windows, keyless entry, and a rear spoiler. While the interior gets high-gloss piano black trim, 60/40 split folding rear seat and 4-speaker sound system with USB/iPod controls.

Optional extras include LED interior illumination, sat-nav, parking assist, an exterior lower body kit and chrome accent packages, while the ES trim adds 14-inch alloys, front fogs, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shifter, cruise control, push-button ignition, and Bluetooth connectivity. Pricing for the car has yet to be released.

Mitsubishi Mirage Returns to the US
Mitsubishi Mirage Returns to the US
Mitsubishi Mirage Returns to the US
Mitsubishi Mirage Returns to the US
Mitsubishi Mirage Returns to the US
Mitsubishi Mirage Returns to the US
Mitsubishi Mirage Returns to the US
Mitsubishi Mirage Returns to the US
Mitsubishi Mirage Returns to the US



by Adam Lynton
Mitsubishi Mirage Returns to the US
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