Dormant since 2003, the Mitsubishi Mirage was all but dead – until the automaker revived the nameplate for 2014. Making its stake in the no-frills, simple, yet reliable subcompact segment, the Mirage is an affordable option for budget-conscious shoppers. Now, Mitsubishi has revealed that the Mirage will see some seriously worthwhile updates for 2017.
According to CheatSheet.com, the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage’s updates include an exterior facelift that ditches the “jellybean” shape of the outgoing model; adds a redesigned instrument panel, dash, and steering wheel; new seats; and an optional upgraded 300-watt Rockford Fosgate stereo system. The 2017 Mirage will also be the first Mitsubishi to come standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Under the hood, we can expect to see Mirage’s 1.2 liter inline-three, which will get a power boost (up to 78 horsepower). Additionally, Mitsubishi has revealed that the Mirage will benefit from bigger brakes and a re-tuned suspension, making it more fun to drive than ever before.
Stay tuned, and check back in with the Bell Mitsubishi Blog often for more updates as they become available!