When the Mitsubishi Mirage was first released many had stereotypes that the Mirage was small and underwhelming. Overtime customers changed that perception to now being one of the most loyal vehicles in the US. The new Mitsubishi just hit the ground and they have done even more improvements for the consumer. When driving the new Mirage and noticed things changed for the better.
The first thing that I noticed when I got into the Mirage was the new cloth that the Mirage gained. It is much softer and less synthetic than the previous models. The size of the cabin kept its amazing space that only Japanese manufactures have seem to conquer. It’s so roomie. The front dash has changed to a cleaner heating and cooling unit and gives you a feeling of sitting back more than previous models. The suspension, tires and breaks are the same ,but the engine is the difference to the vehicle. The newly redesigned engine gives you 4 more horse power. It might not sound like much but with the new speed it improves acceleration. Older models felt sluggish on acceleration when you pushed the gas pedal, with the engine improved the car is one of the most well balanced vehicles we have seen. It keeps its impressive MPG with it averaging about 40 miles per gallon. It inherits Mitsubishi’s industry’s best 100,000 mile warranty. The 2017 is an upgrade that anyone would love.
Mitsubishi will bring five new Suvs to market in Europe and other regions by 2021. It is an attempt to reposition itself as a brand specializing in 4X4’s. With this news many fans are speculating that popular hatchback vehicles like the Mirage will come to the end around this time.
Each Suv’s will be in their different automotive section segments. In order of size, smallest to biggest:
A small B-SUV (i.e. Juke/Captur sized), previewed by the yellow eX concept revealed at the 2015 Tokyo motor show and making its European debut at the 2016 Geneva show. Name still to be confirmed
A mid-sized SUV slightly larger than the ASX, and previewed by 2013’s XR-PHEV II concept. We’ll see the production version, rumored to be called the Outlander Sport, in 2017. Replacement for the current Outlander, due in 2018
The Shogun Sport, a large SUV already on sale in Australian and Asian markets as the Pajero Sport, with a 2.4-liter diesel engine and eight-speed automatic gearbox and built on the same platform as the L200 pickup truck in Thailand. Overseas it’s a five-seater, but UK versions will seat seven.
The replacement full-size Shogun, likely to be the last of the quintet to reach production. Like the current Shogun, it will be built on an entirely different platform from the rest of Mitsubishi’s models.
If Mitsubishi’s going to become an SUV brand, where does that leave the small Mirage supermini? Mitsubishi is developing a new mirage next year available as a pure EV. This will give it an obvious link with Mitsubishi’s other goal of having more electric cars is future areas.