Will this facelift be enough to keep sales momentum?
The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 sedan and Mirage hatchback are proving to be hot sellers throughout the world, including the US. Last year, a total of 24,316 examples were sold (sedan and hatchback) in America. Both are only basic transportation, but they also have very affordable starting prices: $14,795 for the sedan and $13,795 for the hatch. Today, Mitsubishi has revealed the facelifted 2020 Mirage G4 and Mirage at the 2019 Thailand International Motor Expo.
The facelift applies the Japanese automaker's new and more dynamic front-end styling along with a number of interior upgrades. Mitsubishi calls the front end look Dynamic Shield styling, which features new multi-bulb LED headlights connected visually with the grille. Fog lamps are located at the bumper corners. Not everyone may be a fan of the styling, but it's certainly bold, perhaps too much for a subcompact car like this.
The rear end also receives a bit of restyling, specifically with a wider and more stable look, incorporating a more squared-off approach for the bumper corners and L-signature horizontal LED taillights. The exterior updates are completed with new 15-inch alloy wheels with two-tone diamond-cut styling and two new exterior color choices, White Diamond and Sand Yellow.
The interior has also been upgraded with redesigned front armrests and improved build materials. The power window switch panel, for example, has a carbon pattern. Higher trim levels come with a sporty-look fabric/synthetic leather combination. The seat sides also receive piping and stitching. Perhaps most importantly is the addition of the automaker's new Smartphone Display Audio system. This is a seven-inch touchscreen that offers full smartphone connectivity including Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Connectivity.
Under the hood, the 2019 Mirage twins are powered by just one engine option: a 1.2-liter inline-three engine with 78 horsepower and 74 lb-ft of torque. Power is directed to the front wheels through a five-speed manual or a CVT. Mitsubishi has not implied this setup will change.
Official pricing has not been announced but sales are likely to begin early next year.