Mitsubishi scored a huge win with its latest generation of the Mirage. With its smaller engine, spacious interior, and clean styling, the Mirage teaches you that being small can be a good thing. The Mirage is pound for pound a one of the best cars on the market. It has a reputation for being a money saver with one of the best miles per gallon for a vehicle that is not a hybrid. The Mitsubishi Mirage’s sales success led to the additional expansion of a sedan based model. We here at Jim Shorkey are happy to announce we have the 2017 Mitsubishi G4 Sedan. The G4 Sedan is unique from the Hatchback model but keeps the traits that makes the Mirage loved.
The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is a four-door sedan version of the pre-existing Mirage hatchback. All 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage models will get a revamp no matter hatchback or sedan. The sedan obviously gains a trunk, the G4 sports all of the upgrades made to the Mirage sedan for 2017, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Switching to a four-door sedan body changes the styling, and at the other end there’s a designed a sedan-specific front fascia. The G4 sedan is already sold in a bunch of other markets as either the Mirage G4 or the Attrage, and Mitsubishi decided this was the year to bring the sedan to North America for some time.
The Mitsubishi G4 Mirage offers the same 1.2-liter, three-cylinder engine as the Mirage hatchback. While driving you should expect it to produce the same 78 horsepower and 74 pound-feet torque, and for the same five-speed manual and CVT automatic transmission options to be on tap. What the Mirage lacks in power it makes up for in fuel economy: the last hatchback model to be EPA certified got 40 mpg combined, making it the most efficient non-hybrid car sold in the U.S. The Sedan will get 37 mpg
The interior should be pretty similar to the Mirage hatchback, which gets a new steering wheel and seat materials as part of its 2017 refresh. Like the hatchback, the Mirage G4 gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 300-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system from the five-door may be offered on the sedan as well.
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.
Some of you may know, July is National Ice Cream month. Hey, well take any excuse to eat ice cream. The Mitsubishi Mirage comes in so many fun colors we thought it would be fun to match up their colors to ice cream flavors! So with out further a do, here we go!
Infrared– White House Cherry, beacuse man does that red stand out!
Sapphire Blue- Dinosaur Crunch ( and if you dont know what that is, you better make a trip to Kerbers Dairy)
Kiwi Green- Mint Chocolate Chip, because thats the only way green ice cream can be good!
Plasma Purple– Very berry, because well, just check out that color!
Cloud White– Vanilla ( by default)
And there you have it. Short, and sweet. Have some of your own of what flavors these colors would be? Feel free to share! And don’t forget to celebrate National Ice Cream month!
With an EPA-estimated 40 mpg when combined with the available continuously variable transmission (CVT) and an impressively low base price, you’ll most likely want to drive your new Mirage all over Western PA. We recently scooped out the best spots!
Fat Head’s Saloon
Located in Pittsburgh’s South Side—an area notorious for limited street parking—Fat Head’s Saloon is a craft beer brewery with a massive menu. In the Mirage, you can easily maneuver into that one cramped spot that SUVs and mid-size sedans have to pass up. So while your friends are making laps around the building or paying to park in a garage, you’ll be chowing down on some appetizers.
The University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning
And while you’re over in the South Side, you can hop onto the Birmingham Bridge and head over to Oakland to visit the Cathedral of Learning. Whether you want to check out the Nationality Rooms or simply take in the cathedral’s grandeur, you won’t have to worry about the narrow lanes in Oakland or parallel parking on the street. With the Mirage’s subcompact frame, the odds of you sideswiping mirrors as you hunt for a spot is slim to none.
From Pittsburgh, you’ll want to hop on the turnpike and head east to Fort Ligonier—a British fort in the French and Indian War. And since you’re already paying tolls, you’ll be happy to save gas money in your Mirage. Once you arrive, you can explore the museum galleries, exhibits, and extensive archaeological collections. You can also tour the impressive Fort, a full-scale, on-site restoration/reconstruction of the 1758 – 1766 original. The Fort Ligonier town itself is about 15 acres, while the restored Fort is about 8—making you happy you drove the Mirage so that you don’t have to walk.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater
The Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, located within the wooded Bear Run Nature Reserve, is a monument to organic architecture at its best. This must-see construction is about a 45-mile drive from Fort Ligonier, so you’ll need the Mirage’s fuel economy, which is the best of any non-hybrid vehicle. And a bonus: after you return from your hike through the Reserve, you’ll have no trouble spotting your brightly colored Mirage in the crowded parking lot!
Mitsubishi Motors North America executive vice president, Don Swearingen, has let us in on a secret – The front-end design of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander will be imitated on a range of the brand’s other models over the next 12 months. Which means Mitsubishi is getting a makeover!
“This new brand identity that you see on this car will carry over. In the US, after this vehicle we’re going to first go with the Outlander Sport (ASX).So, later this year – production begins in October, it’ll be in the stores in November/December – and you will see a similar front design change. Then for us in the States, in the February/March timeframe, it will come to the Mirage. So you will see it. We don’t offer the [Mirage] sedan model here, but we will be offering that starting next year. And you’ll see the new styling elements carry over to those models,” stated Swearingen.
“We have a Lancer, which is of course different to the Mirage,” Swearingen said. “We still plan to have the Lancer here in the US – we are going to make modifications and changes to it. We’re making some front-end changes this year on that – not as drastic as this, but we are making modifications..
“I know we’re working on it. As many people have discussed, we were in a partnership discussion with another OEM. Those talks broke down. We’re still looking for a strategic partner to work with on that. But it’s a big part of our sales in the US, and we’re committed to keeping the car here. We understand it’s long in the tooth, but clearly it’s a great seller for us, and continues to be”
Cant wait 12 months for the new Mitsubishi’s? Don’t worry, we’ve got tons to choose from NOW! Check out our inventory here.
Everyone in Pittsburgh is thinking “green” this week with St. Patrick’s Day, but we’re thinking green for another reason—fuel economy!
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) named the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage one of the greenest vehicles on the market today. In fact, the Mirage was the only gasoline-powered vehicle that wasn’t a hybrid, EV, PHEV or natural-gas powered vehicle to earn this distinction.
To make the cut, each year Greencars.org, which is part of ACEEE, analyzes the impact or lack thereof that new production vehicles have on the environment. Each vehicle is given a Green Score that is determined based on the vehicle’s lifecycle greenhouse gas, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency’s criteria for pollutant emissions.
Packed with a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine, the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is capable of an impressive fuel economy of up to 37 city miles per gallon and 44 highway miles per gallon. The five-door hatchback is not only fuel-efficient but reliable and comes with some of the industry’s most comprehensive protection plans.
Interested in learning more about the fuel-efficient, award-winning 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage or other Mitsubishi vehicles? Check out Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi’s online inventory here. When you see something you like, contact us for a test drive!
Even though we’ve seen a drop in gas prices around Pittsburgh and Western PA over the past couple of months, new car buyers still want fuel-efficient cars, according to J.D. Power and Associates’ 2015 Avoider Study. This study, which monitors the reasons consumers buy or do not buy vehicles, claims MPG is the top factor in new vehicle purchases for the fourth year in a row.
Consumers are “going to own these vehicles for many, many years. They want [mileage] to remain low during their ownership period,” research director Jon Osborn told Automotive News.
To reach these findings, the 12th annual Avoider Study surveyed almost 30,000 new car owners. Among buyers of compact, small, and midsize cars, 14 percent said that gas mileage was the most influential reason for choosing the vehicle they ended up purchasing. Similarly, 16 percent of shoppers rejected a vehicle in favor of a more fuel-efficient model.
And with an outstanding line of fuel-efficient cars, Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi is the place in Western PA to buy a new car. From the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage with an impressive, best-in-class 43 MPG to the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer with a cool 34 MPG, these cars will save you tons at the pump. If you’re looking for a larger vehicle, don’t forget about the Mitsubishi Outlander with an outstanding 31 MPG and the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport with a sweet 30 MPG.
No matter what you need, we can help you at Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi, just off Route 30 in North Huntingdon!
If your like us, you appreciate the bold and sleek style Mitsubishi offers. But why not accessorize your vehicle to add a personal touch? That’s why we listed a few of our favorite Mitsubishi accessories below!
We encourage taking the Outlander on the open road and down the beaten path, but only after installing Mitsubishi Outlander mud guards. These mud guards keep all manner of road debris from caking up the side of your vehicle.
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Pittsburgh may not have the nickname the “Windy City”, but we’re no stranger to those windy days. The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport side window deflectors help reduce the amount of direct air-flow and wind turbulence.
If you’re looking to give your Mitsubishi Mirage a face-lift, consider front bumper extensions. Available in 7 different colors!
If the Lancer wasn’t stylish enough, this rear lip spoiler will take it to a whole other level. This sleek accessory compliments the Lancers already posh exterior.
Give our parts department a call to find out more about Mitsubishi genuine accessories! (866) 337-6919
Mitsubishi Motors has been cutting-edge with their latest designs, that’s why it is no surprise that the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 sedan will be coming to the U.S market withing the next year. Mitsubishi showed a G4 sedan concept in 2013. And since the Mirage hatchback has had great success in the U.S. market, we are expecting the sedan to have the same success.
Mitsubishi will also refresh the rest of its lineup over the next year and a half, including the Lancer compact sedan and the Outlander Sport and Outlander crossovers. These updates are rumored to show a new styling direction for the brand, so you can expect some sort of corporate grille to permeate across these models. The highly anticipated plug-in hybrid version of the Mitsubishi Outlander will also debut within the next few months after already being on sale in other markets since 2014.
All-new Mitsubishi production model will make its debut at the New York Auto Show later this month.