Mitsubishi Mirage Taking Short Hiatus Before 2017 Redesign

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

The Mitsubishi Mirage is not going to be sold as a 2016 model year, but the car will return with updates for 2017.

This coming spring, Mitsubishi will introduce the 2017 Mirage with powertrain and chassis updates while forgoing a 2016 model. There might be a slight lull in sales, but there should be plenty of 2015 models on dealer lots to fill in the gap.

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This strategy will help Mitsubishi save on the costs of federalizing and marketing a short lived 2016 model year Mirage.

A four-door sedan variant of the Mirage (seen above) is also expected to arrive in 2017 when the car is relaunched, a model that is already sold in other parts of the world.

Currently, the Mirage uses a small 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine that makes 74 hp and 74 lb-ft of torque.

[Source: Car & Driver]

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Stephen Elmer
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