After much discussion, Mitsubishi is adding a sedan version of its Mirage subcompact for the 2017 model year.
The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4, as it is known, debuted in February at the 2016 Toronto Auto Show, and also appeared at last month's 2016 New York Auto Show.
It shouldn't be long before the new sedan arrives in showrooms, following the revised 2017 Mirage hatchback.
The G4 will be priced slightly higher than the hatchback, and take a small hit in fuel economy, according to CarsDirect, which cites Mitsubishi documents.
A base Mirage G4 ES with the 5-speed manual transmission will start at $14,830, including destination. That's $1,000 more than a base hatchback.
Opting for the CVT automatic adds $1,200 to the base price, bumping it to $16,030.
The higher-level SE model will start at $17,830 and is only available with the CVT.
That's again a $1,000 premium over a CVT-equipped SE hatchback, but the hatchback is also available with the cheaper manual transmission in this trim level.
So there's effectively a $2,200 gap between the sedan and hatchback SE models.
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Official EPA fuel-economy ratings for the Mirage G4 aren't available yet, but the sedan is expected to get slightly lower gas mileage than the hatchback—which has the highest combined rating of any non-hybrid on sale in the U.S.
The G4 will get an estimated 35 mpg city, 42 mpg highway, 37 mpg combined with the CVT.
That's compared to 37 city, 43 highway, 39 combined for the CVT-equipped hatchback.
With the manual transmission, the G4 will get an estimated 33 mpg city, 40 mpg highway, and 35 mpg combined—1 mpg lower across the board.
The G4 uses the same 1.2-liter 3-cylinder engine as the hatchback, with 78 horsepower and 74 pound-feet of torque.
But the sedan weighs more than the hatchback, and has a higher drag coefficient.
The sedan body translates to 3.2 inches more rear legroom, and a 3.5-cubic-foot increase in overall passenger volume, to 89.5 cubic feet.
Cargo volume, meanwhile, shrinks by 4.9 cubic feet to 12.3.
The G4 will also get the same features that are new to the hatchback this model year, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Critically, both models also get suspension tuned specifically for the North American market, which was not the case when the Mirage hatchback first arrived here.
The hatchback has been an unexpected sales success for Mitsubishi, and the company is likely hoping that momentum will continue with the G4.