Anton Andres / Mitsubishi | July 25, 2018 15:31
Next-gen Mitsubishi Mirage likely to share parts with Nissan, Renault
The Mitsubishi Mirage has been in the market for quite some time now. Released locally in 2012, the car has been in production for the past six years, a relatively long time cycle. Now, an all-new Mirage is coming soon and it might arrive as early as next year.
That's right, an all-new Mitsubishi Mirage could arrive before the decade ends, at least according to to Japanese automotive news agency Response. The news outlet also said that it will stay on as a hatchback, despite Mitsubishi's commitment towards crossovers, pickups and SUVs. The report also claims that it will be sportier than the current model.
Back in November 2017, it was reported that the next-generation Mitsubishi Mirage is likely to share the same platform with the future Nissan Note and Renault Clio. This, along with Response's report, is further cementing the possibility that the Mirage, as a hatchback at least, will move up by one size class. As it stands, the Mirage hatch is in the A-segment due to its size although the four-door G4 (also known as the Attrage) is in the B-segment.
Given that Mitsubishi is substantially owned by Nissan Motor Corporation, the move to share the platform does make sense. As mentioned in the previous report, Mitsubishi UK chief Lance Bradley has confirmed that the all-new Mirage can be specified as fully-electric vehicle with gas models to complement it.
As for engines, there's nothing set in stone yet but the engine range in the Nissan March could provide some clues. There's a turbocharged, 900cc mill, along with 1.2, 1.5 and 1.6-liter engines. In other markets where the March is offered, there's even a 1.5-liter diesel option. Perhaps towards the end of the year, more information will be released. As for the Mirage G4/Attrage, there is yet to be info regarding an all-new model.