Until a few years ago, nobody in their right mind thought that subcompact cars had a future outside Asia, but it turned out that they were wrong, and the new 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT is here to prove it. However, even though the success of this type of a car can be attributed to the spike in gas prices that coincided with their mass production, that does not mean that Mitsubishi Mirage was the leader of its class; in fact, it scored dead last in several polls.
This is why the new 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT has been given a thorough makeover. It looks better than ever. However, this change is skin-deep, and the majority of Mirage characteristics yet persist; whether this is a good or a bad thing is up to you to decide.
Design – Exterior & Interior
The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT definitely looks better. The facelift is most evident on the nose, coupled with the LED lights and a slightly lower grille. You can tell that designers have done their best to ameliorate complaints about styling and driving experience. If only the biggest problem about the Mirage was the way it looked… Seriously, people who mind about that sort of things wouldn’t even buy a subcompact car. The back section features a new bumper, spoiler and lights, plus the wheels are now much better too.
Inside, the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT sports some new fabrics and trim pieces, plus the infotainment is now Apple-friendly, so you can install a brand new Iphone and double the car’s value. The steering wheel and the seats are slightly more tolerable, and the gauges have been changed for the better.
The Engine range & Specs
The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT features its noisy little three-cylinder with 78 horsepower and 74 pound-feet of torque, which is actually an improvement, compared to the previous versions. With better breaks and a retuned suspension, driving should be more appealing than before. Plus the fuel efficiency is very high, with 44 mpg on the highway which far exceeds most of the cars on the market, which are also much heavier.
|The Engine range|
|Type||1.2 L MIVEC DOHC;12-valve Inline 3-cylinder||1.2 L MIVEC DOHC;12-valve Inline 3-cylinder|
|Torque||74 LB-FT @ 4000 RPM||74 LB-FT @ 4000 RPM|
|Horsepower||78 HP @ 6000 RPM||78 HP @ 6000 RPM|
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT Release Date
Since we are talking about a 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT, we might have to wait a while for it to become available. It will certainly take at least a year or two, and we’ll be sure to give you more updates as they come in.
The price is the main ‘selling point’ of the Mirage – always has been. The 2017 (base) version will go for less than $14,000. This will make it cheaper than most of the competition, and definitely offer the most bang for your buck. Especially if we look at fuel efficiency, but we’ll get to that soon enough. Since this is an updated version, there should be more additional equipment on offer, and this in turn means a potentially higher price.
However, Mitsubishi is not run by idiots; they know better than to overcharge for equipment on a car whose price is its main selling point.
The biggest rivals are Ford Fiesta and Honda Fit.
New Mirage brings a plenty of improvements. Therefore, below you may see some key features and observations.
New design, refined and modern interior
High rate of efficiency is the biggest advantage
New & inovative system and tech
Small displacement & power, and besides 4 horses, additioanlly