Mitsubishi Slaps a Bigger Boot on the Mirage, Calls It 2017 Mirage G4

The Mitsubishi Mirage has received a second body style in the United States

Unveiled at the 2016 New York Auto Show, the 2017 Mirage G4 subcompact sedan is closely related to the Mirage hatchback but adds a conventional trunk and longer wheelbase to the equation.

While rear seat passengers benefit from added legroom, the G4’s cargo volume of 12.3 cubic feet is smaller than that of the Mirage hatchback, which can swallow 17.2 cu-ft of cargo with the rear seats up (but loaded up to the roof).

Already available on other markets, the Mirage G4 sedan shares the powertrain with the 2017 Mirage hatchback, a revised 1.2-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine rated at 78 hp at 6,000 rpm and 74 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a standard five-speed manual transmission or an optional CVT the engine returns up to 37 mpg (with the CVT). Manual transmission models average an estimated 35 mpg combined.

U.S. customers will be able to choose between two trim levels, the base ES and the better equipped SE. The 2017 Mirage G4 brings available smartphone integration (standard on SE) with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a feature rarely seen in this segment.

Standard features for the base ES trim include 14-inch steel wheels, manual air conditioning, a 140-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with four speakers, USB port, keyless entry, power windows, power door locks, Hill Start Assist (HSA), ABS with EBD and brake assist, Active Stability Control (ASC), a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and seven airbags.

The SE grade adds 15-inch alloy wheels, a CVT, automatic air conditioning, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a 100-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3/DVD Display Audio compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free phone system, cruise control, start/stop engine switch, and a rearview camera.

The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 goes on sale in spring 2016 at dealerships across the United States. Prices will be announced closer to launch.