Budget hatchback and G4 sedan to be revealed in updated form this month
If you're looking for a cheap new car, Mitsubishi offers two of the cheapest on the market. The Mirage hatchback starts at just $13,795, and the Mirage G4 sedan only a grand more at $14,795. As affordable as they are, though, they aren't exactly the most attractive models on the market – or even in Mitsubishi's own lineup. But it's working on that.
The Japanese automaker – now aligned with Nissan and Renault – has released this teaser image previewing a facelift for both versions of the Mirage that are set to debut in Thailand on November 18.
Why Thailand, you wonder? Because that (alongside another site in the Philippines) is where Mitsu makes both the Mirage hatchback and the Attrage sedan (as the Mirage G4 is known in southeast Asian markets) – also marketed as the Dodge Attitude (sedan) in Mexico and the Space Star (hatchback) in Europe.
As you can see, the revised econo-boxes are set to adopt a similar front-end treatment to the other models in Mitsu's lineup, which (in North America) otherwise consists entirely of crossovers like the Outlander, Outlander Sport, and Eclipse Cross (in descending order of size).
"Both models," we're told, "will feature sharp and dynamic exterior designs which embody the Mitsubishi-ness that identifies the company's compact cars." Unfortunately that's about all the automaker is saying about the updates in store for the Mirage twins. But the Diamond-Star brand is likely to take the opportunity to spruce up more than just the nose. We'd anticipate the refresh to incorporate updated equipment inside, out, and under the hood, potentially including revised engines, infotainment, safety systems, and trim. But don't expect them to go too far on what is and will remain a budget proposition.