On November 18, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation unveiled its 2017 Mirage at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show in the US.
The Mirage made its debut in the US back in April 2013 at the New York International Auto Show. The US model features a 200cc 1.2-liter inline 3-cylinder gasoline engine and not the 1.0-liter inline 3-cylinder gasoline unit installed on the Japanese model. This expanded 200cc unit was added to the Japanese lineup later on.
For the recently launched 2017 model, Mitsubishi underwent its first significant makeover for the current Mirage. With focus on the front end, the exterior has been redesigned with new looks on the grille, headlights, bumper, and bonnet. The rear bumper, spoiler, and wheels have been newly designed as well.
For the cabin, Mitsubishi has updated its seating fabric, speedometer, steering wheel, and the panels surrounding the shift knob. It comes available with a 300W Rockford-Fosgate audio system as an option and is compatible with CarPlay as well as Android Auto.
The 1.2-liter inline 3-cylinder gasoline engine on the 2017 Mirage generates 78hp of maximum output; a 4hp increase from the 74hp on the 2016 model. The maximum torque remains unchanged at 10.2kgm. The 2017 model also comes with upgrades to its handling and brake performance.