Mitsubishi "Small Car" Debuts In Montreal

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
mitsubishi small car debuts in montreal

Honda wasn’t the only Japanese auto maker debuting something at the Montreal Auto Show. Mitsubishi debuted the Canadian-spec version of the new Mirage – without giving it a name.

North American spec versions of the tiny Mitsu include a new 1.2L three-cylinder engine, rather than the 1.0L unit employed in world markets. Despite the bump in displacement, the Mirage puts out a whopping 74 horsepower and 74 lb-ft of torque. Although we at TTAC are against re-purposing all or part of a press release, we’ll make an exception this time, to illustrate just how enthusiastic Mitsubishi Canada is about this car.

Displayed in striking Green Metallic paint, the subcompact was unveiled by Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada (MMSCAN) president & CEO Shin Fujioka to gathered media: “The new 2014 Mitsubishi is fun, efficient, greener and affordable. We can’t wait!” he said.

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  • W Christian Mental Ward W Christian Mental Ward on Jan 22, 2013

    At 8 or 9 grand I look forward to seeing them in the staff parking at Denny's after "We can finiance ANYONE and get you a new car for $99 A MONTH."

  • Zewspeed Zewspeed on Jan 22, 2013

    The best car I have ever owned (until last summer) was a 1995 Mirage that I bought for $1150 in 2005. No nonsense, nothing complicated to break over time, simple engine with plenty of room to work on it. If this is built half as well as its predecessor - and is as easy to work on in confines of a home garage - I'm in for one. Especially in that delightfully daffy green they've chosen. It will carry on the legacy of the horrible, unsightly light blue my '95 came in.

    • BangForYourBuck BangForYourBuck on Jan 23, 2013

      Simple, reliable, sustainable, compliant and predectable performance, cheep to own and maintain and all on "last years" technology. Whtat's there to hate, really? I can'l get over how bashing people are over a car that simply does what it's supposed to. I, for one, hope all the negativity translates into this nameless wonder becoming a depreciation disaster so I can go out and get myself a used one in a couple years for dirt cheep. Then I'll be laughing my ass off 8-10 years later having made only one car payment, having averaged $300 a year into breaks and tires and shit, then only to turn around and sell the SOB for what I paid for it!!!!!

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Jan 22, 2013

    There's a visible screw under the right hand fog light, which isn't present on the left. What?!

  • SoCalMikester SoCalMikester on Mar 30, 2013

    make it under $11k, with a full length insulated ragtop standard