They say beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. While the Mitsubishi Mirage was far from a looker, perhaps Mitsubishi went a bit too far with the facelifted Mirage with all the chrome bits.
Questionable looks aside, let’s see what Mitsubishi has done to its small little hatchback. Outside, the MY17 Mirage gains a redesigned hood, grille, front and rear bumper, fog and headlamps, rear spoiler and wheels.
Moving inside, the little Mirage gets updated with new seat fabrics, gauge cluster, steering wheel and shift panel. Buyers in the US can also opt for a new 300-watt Rockford-Fosgate audio system with EcoPunch is available, as is an in-car display audio supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The MY17 Mirage will soldier on with a 1.2-liter 3-cylinder DOHC engine with MIVEC. With the addition of a roller-type camshaft, Mirage increases its horsepower to 78 horsepower and 100 Nm of torque.
Mitsubishi has also stiffened the front end of the MY17 Mirage, promising better handling and stability. Apart from that, larger diameter disc brakes are fitted up front, while the rear gets slightly larger drum brakes.
The Mitsubishi Mirage protects its occupants with seven SRS air bag comprised of dual front air bags, dual front seat-mounted side-impact air bags, dual side-impact curtain air bags, and a driver’s knee air bag, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL). Mirage models equipped with the continuously-variable transmission-equipped (CVT) also include Hill Start Assist (HSA).
Customers can expect the MY17 Mirage to reach US showrooms by Spring 2016. We should probably be getting this some time next year as well. Stay tuned!
MY17 Mitsubishi Mirage Photo Gallery