The small car that could, best known for its chromatic appearance and gas-saving engine, the Mitsubishi Mirage is a stylish hatchback that demands a second-glance. And while its wow-factor isn’t changing, its appearance may.
Although the Mitsubishi camp said the company is still evaluating whether this model will come to the U.S. or not, automotive journalists are speculating that the Mirage G4’s appearance at 2014 Mitsubishi Owners Day in California last Saturday, July 12, speaks volumes on the probability.
Automobile Magazine explains:
The Mitsubishi Mirage G4, which stands for global four-door sedan, is already on sale elsewhere as the Mitsubishi Attrage and would make a lot of sense in the U.S., especially considering Americans’ traditional aversion to hatchbacks. The Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback has already sold 8,267 copies in the U.S. through June, so a sedan model could help bolster these relatively successful numbers even further.
It would stand to reason the Mirage G4 sedan would share basic specs with the hatchback with the same 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine that boasts an EPA rating of 37 city, 44 highway with the optional CVT (a five-speed manual is standard).
Automobile Magazine also discussed the Mirage G4’s potential price point:
It’s possible that the Mirage sedan could undercut the hatchback in price. If Mitsubishi goes far enough under the hatchback’s base price of $13,805 with destination, the Mitsubishi Mirage sedan could challenge the $12,800 Nissan Versa for the title of “cheapest new car in the U.S.”
Check out the pictures below of the sedan version. What do you think?