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.
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."
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.
There's a visible screw under the right hand fog light, which isn't present on the left. What?!
make it under $11k, with a full length insulated ragtop standard