Mitsubishi Confirms Mirage Sedan For US Market

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

Looking for a cheap new car that isn’t a hatchback? Mitsubishi might just have what you need.

According to Motor Trend, Mitsubishi Motors North America executive vice president Don Swearingen proclaimed that the Mirage sedan — already on sale in Thailand as the Attrage — would arrive in U.S. showrooms within the next year or two.

Like the Mirage hatch ( which we reviewed not too long ago), the sedan is powered by a 1.2-liter three-pot mated to either a CVT or five-speed manual.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • MRF 95 T-Bird MRF 95 T-Bird on Nov 26, 2014

    It makes a Chevrolet Sonic sedan seem like luxury and great engineering.

  • Sector 5 Sector 5 on Nov 26, 2014

    I've heard Mirage don't handle too well. If the U.S. gets the 10 year warranty Mitsu will erode Versa sales.

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    • Marcelo de Vasconcellos Marcelo de Vasconcellos on Nov 26, 2014

      @petezeiss Sure they need to handle. People buy small cars the world over because they enjoy their dynamics oftentimes. Not everyone buys a small car just to save a buck. Small cars must respect their tradition! Handle well or go off into the dustbin of history.

  • EAF EAF on Nov 27, 2014

    This is a far cry from Mitsubishi's days of 4G63T equipped vehicles. They had a winning formula in the 90's; turbocharged & all-wheel drive! WTH happend?

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    • Danio3834 Danio3834 on Dec 01, 2014

      @Corey Lewis Agreed about the quality, but Mitsu needed more than that. You could easily buy quality from any number of brands. When they tried to go exclusively mass market in the 2000s with so-so but reasonably reliable cars, they got into trouble. They should have recognized their niche and better exploited it instead of trying to successfully compete with the big boys all at once. Subaru is a good example of how to grow a newer brand, don't stray too far from your niche lest you abandon your customer base. Their cars were unreliable crap too, but they kept giving their buyers what they wanted in the form of value elsewhere.

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Dec 01, 2014

    I think if you're seriously considering this car, you should: A) Work the same level of hardness and get a used, superior car. B) Work a little harder and get a Sentra, which is similar but superior in every way. Nobody questions your credit when you drive a Sentra.