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 |  Apr 06 2014, 10:01 AM


If you want to survive the Zombie Apocalypse, avoid the Mitsubishi Mirage. That, at least, is the opinion of AutoGuide writer Craig Cole, but one Mitsubishi dealership decided to fight fire with fire.

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 |  Mar 26 2014, 1:08 PM

Brain, it's What's for Dinner


Ok, so the worst just happened, like something totally NOT GOOD. Perhaps a natural disaster has devastated your country; maybe a virulent disease or food-borne illness is spreading throughout the population; conceivably even the hand of God has reached down from on high and caused an outright nuclear meltdown. Whatever the reason, things are seriously jacked.

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 |  Mar 17 2014, 2:02 PM

Maximizing Fuel Efficiency on a Budget


Would you believe that you could get a vehicle with a 50-mpg combined rating for under $25,000?

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 |  Mar 14 2014, 8:02 AM


Ever heard of a non-electrified vehicle getting 74.1 mpg?

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 |  Aug 19 2013, 9:26 PM


Official pricing on the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage has been announced, with the base DE model starting from $13,720 including a $725 destination fee.

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 |  Aug 16 2013, 10:38 AM

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES

Mitsubishi is bringing a new subcompact known as the Mirage to the US market, and it will come with a base MSRP of $12,995.

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 |  May 15 2013, 10:02 AM


Mitsubishi is getting ready to launch its new 2014 Mirage subcompact and is looking to the general public to help name its paint shades.

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 |  Mar 29 2013, 9:11 AM

Big News in the Big Apple

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Winter’s icy stranglehold on the northern hemisphere has finally been broken. After months of gray skies and freezing weather spring is finally in the air. Automakers are responding to the warmth and sun by emerging from product hibernation. Companies located in places ranging from South Korea to the United Kingdom have unveiled a bumper-crop of new hardware ranging from sensible to insane. Here are the Top 10 reveals from the 2013 New York International Auto Show.

2013 New York Auto Show Complete Coverage

 |  Mar 28 2013, 8:46 AM


It might not look like much, and might even be Mitsubishi’s last ditch attempt to hang on to the North American marketplace, but the all-new Mirage 5-door subcompact does have one thing going for it: 40 mpg combined!

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 |  Jan 21 2013, 11:04 AM

Mitsubishi chose the Montreal Auto Show to debut its new small car, which still doesn’t have a name in North America but is called the Mirage in other markets.

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 |  Dec 26 2012, 5:31 PM

The new Mitsubishi Mirage will finally be launching in America in September 2013, and will be equipped with a 1.2-liter, three-cylinder powerplant.

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 |  Aug 06 2012, 5:15 PM

Think the new Mitsubishi Mirage is too small for the American market? The Japanese automaker is contemplating that question right now, mulling over whether or not to bring its sub-compact hatchback stateside.

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 |  Jun 02 2012, 5:02 PM

We might have something to look forward to if Mitsubishi could do for its Mirage model, what it did for its Lancer model with an Evo variant.

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 |  May 02 2012, 11:26 AM

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.

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 |  Apr 30 2012, 9:49 AM

It’ll be sold in Canada, confirmed Mitsubishi spokesman Roger Yasukawa, however, regarding plans to launch it’s new Mirage minicar in the US, the firm currently remains on the fence.

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 |  Nov 30 2011, 9:10 PM

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Mitsubishi has officially unveiled its new global small car, which is expected to help expand the brand’s lineup in North America. Bringing back the Mirage badge this sub-compact offering is just 146-inches in length, or roughly a foot shorter than the Honda Fit.

Unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show, the display car features a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder engine that uses start-stop technology to achieve a 70-mpg rating on the less strict Japanese test cycle. Still, that number should result in over 40-mpg on the U.S. EPA cycle, putting it ahead of rivals.

While 3-cylinder cars in North America aren’t unheard of (take the old Subaru Justy as an example), it’s still unlikely that Mitsubishi would offer this engine option in the U.S.

Mitsubishi hasn’t said as much, but based on the design (hub-caps included) it appears as though the concept was to create a low-cost budget vehicle along the lines of the Nissan Versa, rather than a stylish and high-content small car like the Ford Fiesta.

GALLERY: Mitsubishi Mirage

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 |  Nov 09 2011, 9:00 AM

Mitsubishi is looking to re-enter the sub-compact segment in the U.S. and will do so in the near future with an all-new global small car, which will officially be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in just a few weeks.

Using a tiny 1.0-liter 3-cylinder engine and stop-start technology, as well as extensive weight savings, Mitsubishi believes the new Mirage will achieve a 70-mpg rating in Japan. Though much more generous a number than in the U.S., this should still result in something well above the 40-mpg mark by EPA standards. It’s not yet clear if Mitsubishi intends to offer the 1.0-liter engine in North America.

Mitsubishi will begin production of the new Mirage soon, with sales pegged to begin in Thailand in March of 2012.

See AutoGuide’s complete Tokyo Motor Show preview here, with coverage starting November 30th.