2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Sedan Unveiled At Toronto Auto Show


The North American version of the Mitsubishi Mirage sedan was unveiled Thursday at the 2016 Toronto Auto Show.

Mitsubishi executives have discussed bringing a sedan version of the Mirage subcompact to the U.S. multiple times over the past couple of years, and it appears the wait is over.

Already sold in other markets, the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 sedan is expected to go on sale in the U.S. and Canada this spring.

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Other than its trunk and somewhat different styling, the Mirage G4 is largely the same as the updated 2017 Mirage hatchback that debuted at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.

That means it gets suspension tuned specifically for the North American market, as well as bigger brakes than versions sold in other regions.

The sedan also shares the hatchback's 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine, which drives the front wheels through a five-speed manual transmission, or a CVT automatic.

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

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As part of the 2017-model-year upgrades, the engine now produces 78 horsepower--which is four more than before.

Torque remains unchanged at 74 pound-feet.

Mitsubishi did not discuss fuel economy, but in markets that already have both the sedan and hatchback with the older 1.2-liter engine, the sedan generally has slightly lower fuel economy than hatch.

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That's likely to be the case here as well, due to the sedan's greater weight and higher drag coefficient.

EPA fuel-economy ratings for the 2017 Mirage hatchback haven't been released, but the 2015 model (there was no 2016 model) got 40 mpg combined (37 mpg city, 44 mpg highway) with the CVT.

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

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Like the hatchback, the Mirage G4 will also be offered with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, which lets Apple and Android users users access certain smartphone features using the car's built-in controls.

Mitsubishi executives have said the Mirage G4  will make its U.S. debut at the 2016 New York Auto Show next month.

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Its spring arrival in showrooms should coincide with the launch of the updated 2017 Mirage hatchback.

The Mirage has been a welcome sales success for Mitsubishi as it continues to struggle in the U.S. Given the general American preference for sedans over hatchbacks, the G4 should help continue that success.

[hat tip: MirageForum.com]

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