The new Mitsubishi Mirage has already been introduced in Asian markets, and though it has not been confirmed for release in the U.S., this new Mirage will replace the Mitsubishi Colt which currently sells in worldwide markets.
The Mitsubishi Colt we see testing in our spy photos is a Mirage with minor tweaks to make the styling more appealing to the European and North American crowd. Small changes in the nose are covered up by camo, but it looks like the Colt is getting a more aggressive front end style than its Asian counterpart.
The car has been confirmed for Canadian introduction, so seeing it in the States seems very likely. Also, production of the Mirage/Colt was recently moved to Thailand, which has cut down the cost of building the car, another fact that should aid in the companies decision to bring the car to the U.S.
The Mirage/Colt is almost a foot shorter than sub-compacts currently sold in America, namely the Ford Fiesta and Kia Rio. The Chevrolet Spark, Smart ForTwo and Scion iQ offer direct competition for the Japanese mini-car, but it would be likely that Mitsubishi could introduce the Colt here at a price that would undercut its competitors.
The Mirage/Colt is powered by either a 1.0- or 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine, teamed with a CVT transmission.