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Revealed: 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage - New York 2013

By Bob Nagy on March 28, 2013 10:54 AM
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Previewed with no badges earlier this year at a car show in Montreal, Canada, the new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage got its official unveiling at the 2013 New York Auto Show. Mitsubishi has high hopes for this front-drive subcompact 5-door in the U.S. In addition to putting the automaker back into a market segment that's suddenly gaining in popularity, the Mirage is expected to earn a 40-mpg combined EPA rating when equipped with its optional CVT transmission, and become the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid gasoline powered vehicle sold in America.

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Beneath the Mirage's aero-optimized sheetmetal boasting a slick 0.28 coefficient of drag lies a robust core structure that makes extensive use of high-strength steel and incorporates the most advanced form of Mitsubishi's RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) impact-absorbing safety-cell technology. To help the Mirage reach its lofty mileage goals, both the DE and upline SE trim grades will be fitted with the firm's 1.2-liter/3-cylinder MIVAC engine that makes 74 horsepower and 74 lb-ft of torque whether paired with the standard 6-speed manual transmission or the aforementioned continuously variable automatic.

While pricing guidance at this point doesn't go beyond "affordable," the new Mirage will come with an impressive list of standard features. Even the base DE has power windows/locks/mirrors, automatic climate control, a 140-watt stereo with USB/iPod inputs, 60/40 split-folding rear seat and an ECO indicator as well as a full roster of safety systems. Moving to SE level adds items like upgraded fabric trim, push-button starting, multifunction steering wheel controls, Bluetooth, cruise control, fog lamps and alloy wheels. While only the SE offers an optional SD-based navigation system with rear-view monitor, both Mirage models can be fitted with front and rear parking assist.

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We'll no doubt be hearing even more about the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage in the months ahead. It should be interesting to see how well it will fare against its most likely rival-to-be, the Chevrolet Spark.

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