The Mitsubishi Mirage has been a great success for the car company despite skipping a 2016 model year. Now, Mitsubishi is preparing the 2017 Mirage for its release sometime next year after taking a year off to tweak and update the next-generation model to perfection. The recently-released Mitsubishi Mirage preview gives potential buyers insight into the new Mirage’s features.
Last year, the 2015 Mirage, despite needing to sell only 7,500 units in order to break even, sold over 16,000 units in the first year to the US market alone. Now, the 2017 Mirage made its debut at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show, showcasing the vehicle’s brand new styling, refined interior, and mechanical upgrades. The exterior design changes alone are significant, featuring a more prominent grille as part of the restyled front end in addition to the updated rear bumper, wheels, headlights, and fog lights.
The Mitsubishi Mirage preview also revealed the updated vehicle’s retuned suspension and larger brakes in order to appeal to the North American market. The 1.2-L 3-cylinder engine gets a slight increase in power over the preview iteration, now delivering about 78 HP. Updated technology will include a high-quality Rockford Fosgate audio system, as well as both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for ultimate smart phone capability.
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