The tiny Mitsubishi Mirage got a subtle makeover for the 2017 model year, some fresh goodies inside and a more powerful engine
The Mitsubishi Mirage got a facelift for the 2017 model year that brings updated styling, new tech and some extra power under the hood.
On the outside, the tiny hatchback comes with new lights, hood, grille, bumpers, wheels and rear spoiler. Inside, the 2017 Mirage has, according to the official info, new fabrics, materials and instruments, and can now be fitted with a 300-watt Rockford-Fosgate audio system.
Also, the options list now includes Apple Car and Android Auto compatibility – for the first time in a Mitsubishi sold in the States.
Under the hood, the modest 1.2-liter gasoline unit with three cylinders is basically the same as before, except now it has a new camshaft, so it makes 78 horsepower and 74 pound-feet of torque. Sure, it won't blow your pants off, but it's till four horsepower more than before.
To top things off, the facelifted Mirage has larger front brake discs and rear drums, and the suspension has been slightly retuned to offer better handling.
Mitsubishi didn't say anything about prices but we expect them to be similar to the outgoing model, starting somewhere at $13,000.