New Look for 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage
Fresher design, more hp and Android Auto™/Apple CarPlay™ Feature
Los Angeles, California, Nov. 18, 2015 – Mitsubishi Motor Sales of North America today announced details for the fuel-efficient 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage featuring an updated exterior design, improved performance and enhanced interior appeal. Despite all that is new for Mirage in 2017, a few things didn’t change at all—Mirage still offers impressive fuel economy, attractive pricing and industry leading new vehicle and powertrain warranties. The Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback will be available at Mitsubishi Motor’s Canadian dealerships in spring 2016.
The changes for the 2017 model year are led with the new exterior design. Mirage receives a fresh new look with redesigned hood, grille, front and rear bumper, fog and headlamps, rear spoiler and wheels. The exterior styling was given purpose, with an aerodynamic design to maximize fuel-efficiency and a simple, restrained form to help reduce weight, creating a car in which form and function come together.
Inside, Mirage receives a design update with new seat fabrics, gauge cluster, steering wheel and shift panel and becomes the first Mitsubishi model in Canada to receive Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ infotainment systems.
The 2017 Mirage continues to utilize a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder DOHC engine featuring the latest version of Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) variable valve-timing system that maximizes fuel efficiency and power output while greatly minimizing exhaust emissions. With the addition of a roller-type camshaft, Mirage increases its horsepower to 78 horsepower and 74 lb-ft torque.
Mirage’s handling and brakes are improved for 2017 as well. Optimizing the spring rate and damping force of the shock absorbers while adding stiffness to the front end achieve handling and stability improvements. In addition, bigger diameter brake discs (251 mm) are used in the front and the rear brake drums (203 mm) have increased 23 mm. The brake pad/shoe material has also been changed for even better stopping performance.
Every 2017 Mirage comes equipped with a wide array of safety features and technologies. These include a seven air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) comprised of dual front air bags, dual front seat-mounted side-impact air bags, dual side-impact curtain air bags, and a driver’s knee air bag; 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist; and Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL) and Hill Start Assist (HSA).
Mirage is supported by Mitsubishi Motors’ leading warranties: fully transferable 5-year/100,000 km new vehicle limited warranty; 10-year/160,000 km powertrain limited warranty; 7-year/160,000 km anti-corrosion perforation limited warranty and a 5-year/unlimited km roadside assistance.
Mirage many safety features include an advanced seven air bag SRS system and Mitsubishi Motors’ patented Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) safety cell body construction.