2017 Mitsubishi Mirage restyle revealed
Seeking to expand its appeal with budget-conscious buyers, Mitsubishi has refreshed its entry-level Mirage to add more style and new features while bolstering its dynamics. The most visible changes to the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage 5-door are found up front, where this subcompact hatch gets a slightly edgier but more aerodynamic look. The redrawn front fascia features a new grille flanked by more interesting headlamp/foglamp designs and a new hood. At the rear, a restyled bumper is set off with a jaunty roof spoiler while new wheel designs round out the mix.
The updating continues inside, where the 2017 Mirage gets a revised steering wheel, gauge cluster and console as well as upgraded upholstery fabrics. On the infotainment front, the Mirage will offer a new 300-watt Rockford-Fosgate premium audio system with EcoPunch. The system also will support the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto apps, making this the first Mitsubishi model to offer that capability.
Enhancements to the Mirage's 1.2-liter 3-cylinder engine deliver a small bump from 74 to 78 horsepower, and the chassis has also been retuned for 2017. Recalibrated/optimized spring rates and shock damping improve handling and stability while larger front-disc/rear-drum brakes offer enhanced stopping power. The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback will arrive in next spring and pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date.