2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Specs, Review

Monday, January 25th 2016. | Mitsubishi

The Mirage is a small city car which has been around for quite some time. However, the 2016 model year has been missing from the US market and many people really thought that Mitsubishi will discontinue the model altogether. Well, apparently this isn’t true, especially because the Japanese manufacturer released at the Los Angeles Auto Show the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage model, a big update of the earlier model which not only comes with numerous adjustments on the outside but it additionally will get a new interior, an updated engine and even a lot of upgrades to its running gear.

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2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Exterior and Interior

On the Exterior, the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage provides a redesigned hood complimented with new chrome grills. In all, the new variant carries an aerodynamic design which should account for reduced weight and resulting in better fuel efficiency. The 14-inch or 15-inch alloy wheels cap the general exterior of the latest Mitsubishi Mirage from the outside. Rides stand to be a complete better with the handling and brakes promising massive improvement with the optimized spring charges as well as better shock absorbers for improved control and stability.

Inside, the new Mitsubishi Mirage provides improved seat materials, gauges, and a new steering wheel. For the infotainment part, the vehicle comes with a 300-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system, not to mention the first vehicle to offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for more pampering travels ahead. Safety features are additionally all-around for the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage, something that includes a seven-airbag system, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, tire pressure monitoring, and active stability control.

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Engine Specs

Under the hood, the Mirage will feature a carryover drivetrain from the predecessor models. The unit is a 1.2 L, 3-cylinder engine. The engine has been tweaked to provide more output than the predecessor models. The new drivetrain produces 4 more horses at 78 hp than the outgoing model and 74 lb-ft of torque. This increase is courtesy to the newly installed camshaft. Power might be transmitted through a 5-speed manual system or a continuously variable transmission system. The automaker has also updated the steering wheel and in addition increased stiffness to its front suspension which leads to better stability and handling. It is also outfitted with bigger brake disks at the front and larger drums at the rear which improve its braking. The automaker didn’t disclose details on the engine’s fuel economy ratings, speed or acceleration.

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Release Date and Price

The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage is predicted to be in dealerships by the end of 2016 or early 2017. The best price for the vehicle is about $ 14,000 – $16,000.

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