The Mitsubishi Mirage is a breakthrough in the industry, largely because this high-quality vehicle comes at such an affordable price. In fact, the Mirage is the most affordable new car on the market. Mitsubishi heard the complaints of the general public, especially demands for reasonably priced cars. The Mirage offers drivers a compact, city-friendly design that doesn’t skimp on features or comfort—all for a low cost.
In addition to the new Mirage, there is also a Mirage G4, leaving many car shoppers scratching their heads. What exactly is the difference between the Mirage vs. Mirage G4? According to Car and Driver, G4 stands for “Global 4-Door,” a design that’s intended to be the ideal model for the middle and working class. No pretentious frills. No over-the-top designs. You get quality materials, sharp styling, high-tech features, and a fuel-sipping powertrain.
The standard Mirage is a compact five-door hatchback, with 17.2 cu ft of cargo space and a European-inspired design. The Mirage G4 comes with a sedan body style. That means you get a separate trunk. Though most people think sedans offer more room than hatches, which is a common misconception, the sedan G4 actually has 12.3 cu ft of cargo room. Nonetheless, most Americans prefer this look and style.
Put simply, the Mirage is a hatchback while the Mirage G4 is a sedan. Both come with a three-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission. Plus, both come with 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranties, nearly double the industry average.
Last month, Mitsubishi reported its first annual North American profits in seven years following a 19 percent increase in sales between January and March. The automaker predicted that the rest of 2015 would be even more promising, and it seems it was right.
Mitsubishi’s April sales totaled 8,216 units, marking the brand’s 14th consecutive month of year-over-year increases in North America as well as a whopping 25.6 percent improvement over April 2014 and the best automaker’s best April in seven years.
As always, the Outlander Sport set the sales pace for the rest of the lineup. 2,674 customers drove away with one last month, though perhaps even more impressive was that the Mirage nearly matched that figure. With 2,407 models sold, the Mirage is up a huge 65.4 percent for the first four months of the year. Just give it a test drive at Bell Mitsubishi and you’ll understand why in no time!
“Our cars are not only priced right, but they are also economical to own, exceptionally reliable and are backed by an industry-leading warranty,” said Don Swearingen, MMNA Executive Vice President. “It is these important qualities that are attracting new car buyers to the Mitsubishi brand.”
Mitsubishi Motors North America just saw its best February since 2008. Sales were up 26% compared to February 2014. Year-to-date sales are up 29.3% compared to last year as well. The Outlander Sport crossover led the gains closely followed by the Lancer sports sedan.
Totals came out to 7,533 vehicles sold in February 2015, up from 5,977 in February 2014. The Outlander Sport compact crossover had its best-ever February, marking 2,394 units sold. Mitsubishi Lancer sales were up 64% compared to February 2014. The compact sports sedan sold just under 2,100 units. The fuel efficient Mirage five-door sold 1,863 units, the best since it joined the lineup in 2013.
“Mitsubishi Motors continues to demonstrate outstanding momentum going forward in 2015,” said Don Swearingen, Executive Vice President. “Our dealers are seeing increased traffic, posting strong sales with our core models. We are looking forward to a good sales year that will be bolstered by launching new and significantly redesigned versions of key models throughout the year starting next month at the New York International Auto Show.”
Year-to-date totals come out to 14,026 vehicles sold compared to less than 11,000 in 2014. Things are looking good for Mitsubishi.