2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT Shows Its New Face

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Boasting a new exterior design, the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT has been unveiled at the 2015 L.A. Auto Show.

The updated Mitsubishi Mirage GT will be available at dealerships starting spring 2016, offering the same impressive fuel economy and attractive pricing the model has become known for. Headlined by a fresh new look, the Japanese automaker gave the Mirage GT a redesigned hood, grille, front and rear bumpers, fog and head lights, rear spoiler and wheels. The exterior changes weren’t just to make the Mirage sportier and more attractive, Mitsubishi took the opportunity to improve its aerodynamics to maximize fuel efficiency while reducing weight.

Under the hood, the hatch will retain the 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine with 78 horsepower and 74 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy figures haven’t been announced yet for the new model, but the current model returns up to 37 mpg in the city and 44 mpg on the highway.

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Improvements to the model’s handling and brakes were done for 2017 as well, with Mitsubishi optimizing the spring rate and damping force of the shock absorbers while adding stiffness to the front end. Larger diameter brake discs are used in the front measuring almost 10 inches, while the rear drum brakes are almost an inch larger in diameter at eight inches. Further improving stopping performance is new brake pad/shoe material.

On the inside, the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT gets updated seat fabrics, gauge cluster, steering wheel and shift panel. Available as options are a new 300-watt Rockford-Fosgate audio system with EcoPunch as well as an in-car display audio supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Expect pricing to be announced closer to the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT’s launch in spring 2016.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on Nov 18, 2015

    Most important questions for this class of car are: -Is the fuel consumption better or the same -Is it heavier or lighter -Are the rims still 14" or now up to 15"

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    • Smartacus Smartacus on Nov 19, 2015

      oh yeah, the Fit definitely has cargo capacity with that magic seat. I liked their idea of moving the gas tank under the front seats for that.

  • Johnls39 . Johnls39 . on Nov 22, 2015

    Mitsubishi is full of shit producing this car with frugal horsepower and torque. People will skip this car for better looks, features and etc from the competition. This call is definitely overkill in my book.