Mitsubishi Announces Mirage Mileage, No Powertrain Specs

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
mitsubishi announces mirage mileage no powertrain specs

Mitsubishi announced fuel economy figures for their newest subcompact, which will revive the Mirage name. At 37 mpg city and 44 mpg highway, the Mirage will best the Chevrolet Spark, its main competitor in the A-segment. But Mitsubishi has yet to announce any of their powertrain offerings for the Mirage. Overseas, a 1.2L 4-cylinder making 73 horsepower is offered.

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  • MRF 95 T-Bird MRF 95 T-Bird on Mar 30, 2013

    From the looks of their website they could be on death watch. The still list the 2012 Gallant and their prototypes/show cars go back to 2001.

  • Jeffredo Jeffredo on Mar 31, 2013

    Love my 2010 Lancer GTS Sportback. Rock solid car - I'd buy it again without reservation given the deal I got. All this "death watch" talk is just that - talk. They too well connected globally and in Japan's corporate symbiosis to fail and keeping a presence in the US isn't that difficult.

    • Summicron Summicron on Mar 31, 2013

      Apple Computers was once on a death watch, too. If Japan Inc. doesn't want Mitsu auto to die, it won't.

  • El scotto El scotto on Mar 31, 2013

    Can it do 70mph by the end of the on-ramp? Those who think entering highway traffic 20mph below the speed limit is perfectly safe drive me crazy. Because your car can't puts you in the category of stupid and/or weak. Yes, the speed limits on I-64 where I live are 65 and 70 mph.

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    • Athos Nobile Athos Nobile on Apr 01, 2013

      @niky Yes it can, it will actually go all the way up to 110 mph. I've seen it happening. And passing me.

  • Tankinbeans Tankinbeans on Apr 04, 2013

    Hello all. I've been away for quite awhile and it was refreshing to come back and see the comments to be more classy than I seem to recall them being a year ago. I think the car is interesting, if not something I would drive myself. It looks about as generic as subcompacts are; I confused it with the Prius C, Yaris and the Mazda2. I have to wonder if there is any sort of an alliance between Mitsubishi and Toyota, but I can't find anything recent on the web. I've also heard tell, from a friend, that there is some sort of partnership with Fiat. Is this true? Are Mitsubishi and Chrysler still sharing technology?

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    • Niky Niky on Apr 04, 2013

      @jeffredo Oh? Always thought it was a shared Chryco development, since the Caliber also uses the same powertrains. Interesting tidbit. Though honestly, of the three, It's Nissan that gets CVT tuning most nearly right.