Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Mitsubishi | posted March 30, 2016 07:45
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 debuts with exterior, interior revisions
Mitsubishi arrived at this year’s New York International Auto Show with the refreshed Mirage G4. Billed as a 2017 model year, the sedan variant of the Mirage gets slight exterior tweaks, a heavily revised interior and an improved 1.2-liter inline-three.
“A few years ago we entered the subcompact segment with the Mirage Hatchback and its popularity with consumers has grown every year with its combination of top fuel economy, attractive pricing and one of the industry's best new car warranties. The new Mirage G4 repeats that value equation in a four-door sedan package. The Mirage Hatchback and now the Mirage G4 sedan will form a formidable one-two punch in the subcompact segment,” said Don Swearingen, Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) executive vice president.
Starting with the front fascia, the updated B-segment sedan receives slightly revised headlights and a lower air intake. On the other hand, the rear section gets new combination taillights, gray trunk trim redone bumper and repositioned tow latch.
Like the 2017 Mirage Hatchback, it gets new interior equipment like a new multifunction steering wheel, 3-pod gauge cluster, rear center armrest with cup holders and an infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Beyond that, it also has better smartphone integration functions.
Under the hood is a slightly re-configured 1.2-liter DOHC inline-three motor. According to the company, it has an improved Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) and a new roller-type camshaft. Exact power output was not provided.