The Mitsubishi Mirage has been met with success in the compact hatchback segment, where its affordable price and great fuel economy make it an excellent choice for someone looking for big savings. However, the thing about compact hatchbacks is that they typically aren’t that family-friendly, and since the Mirage is high in demand, Mitsubishi decided to try and remedy that situation. Last month, the brand introduced a bit of extra functionality to the Mirage nameplate by introducing the Mirage G4 sedan at the New York International Auto Show.
The original Mirage itself will be receiving an update for the 2017 model year, but for those budget-conscious shoppers looking for a compact sedan with great fuel mileage, the Mirage G4 will launch alongside the 2017 Mirage. The four-door sedan will get all the same update as its predecessor, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, as well as the addition of a trunk for extra cargo space.
Sources say that aside from switching from a hatchback to a sedan, the Mirage G4 remains the same. The exterior still sports the charming, rounded shapes and lines of the hatchback model and the interior is largely identical. Even the drivetrain will be carried over, including the 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine paired with driver’s choice of a CVT or five-speed manual transmission. The last Mirage to get an EPA fuel rating stateside got an estimated 40 mpg, making the Mirage the most efficient non-hybrid available.
The launch date is soon, too. The Mirage and the Mirage G4 sedan will both be available for sale in the North American market as soon as this spring. So for those looking for an affordable four-door sedan with fuel economy that stands unrivaled in its segment, the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is on the way.