Posts Tagged ‘Mitsubishi Mirage’

Mitsubishi Mirage Beats the Competition in 2021

Thursday, February 10th, 2022
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Mitsubishi Motors is slowly building out its new lineup for the next few years. With an Eclipse Cross PHEV on the way to become the new flagship icon of the automaker, there is also a new generation of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport based off of a Renault model coming out. Finally, a mystery car, possibly the C/D – segment vehicle promised back in 2020 during the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance mid-term plans conference. Still, there are two smaller vehicles in the lineup that don’t seem like they’re going away. This is especially so for the Mitsubishi Mirage, having a great sales record for the third-quarter of 2021, and beating the competition. How is this possible for a hatchback that seems a little outdated?

Let’s take a look at the 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage. Very similar if not the same as 2021 model year, many of the features remain the same. This means the only powertrain is still a 1.2L MIVEC DOHC engine, capable of generating 78 horsepower and 74 lb-ft of torque. There will be no winning drag races with this hatchback, and it’s less than expected for an average hatchback, but the Mitsubishi Mirage isn’t trying to be the best high-performance vehicle. What the Mirage is most known for is being the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered vehicle on the market, with a fuel economy of 33 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway when consumers choose the 5-speed manual over CVT automatic transmission in the ES trim. The rest of the lineup has a fuel economy of 36 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway with continuously variable transmission (CVT) standard.

Although LED headlights can only be found on high-end trims like the Mitsubishi Mirage SE, the starting MSRP for a bare-bones 2022 Mirage is $14,645 (plus destination fee). The Mirage SE starts at just $17,895 (plus destination fee), and also comes with automatic high beams, leather upholstery, heated front seats, and push-button start for some convenience. Inside the cabin, every vehicle gets a 6-way adjustable driver seat, 4-way adjustable passenger seat, a split-rear bench seat, and automatic climate control for added comfort. A 7-inch smartphone-link display audio system may not be as fancy as some infotainment systems, but this is where Mitsubishi won over on the competition.

Back in 2020 when the Coronavirus outbreak first started, many automakers shut down manufacturing facilities. When they started back up, nearly every automaker joined the cause to produce face masks and hospital supplies due to the extremely low inventory and supplies rapidly depleting. This meant, while automakers with new vehicles on the way took a back seat, whereas Mitsubishi Mirage was in plenty supply. Then again, the 2021 semiconductor chip shortage hurt a lot more new arrivals and updated technology. The 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage may still come with age-old tech, but this meant it didn’t need as much of those semiconductors as its competitors. Between the two years, the Mitsubishi Mirage became a hot commodity, with some consumers offering more than $2500 above sticker price to reserve there vehicle on the lot. Trusted by many consumers around the nation, the Mitsubishi Mirage is here to stay. Find your fuel-efficient and reliable Mitsubishi Mirage at Miami Lakes Automall.

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The Mitsubishi Mirage is a Vehicle to Love

Friday, December 4th, 2020
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In a year where a lot has been left up to chance and preparation, consumers will always want something reliable. Some of us just have a curse where any piece of technology fails them and doesn’t work as intended, but we’re talking about cars today, not mobile phones and computers. If there is one thing a consumer can rely on is their cars. Getting them from point A to point B without much trouble along the way aside from traffic and people who think being in a car makes them virtually untouchable. Well, there is one vehicle that many may not expect, but is a valuable car nonetheless. It’s the very fuel-efficient Mitsubishi Mirage, and one couple drove it over 400,000 miles before trading it in – not that they had to.

According to Vincentric, a publication that highlights vehicles that hold the most value after years of ownership by comparing the total cost-of-ownership of a vehicle and its current market price. With a focus on purchase price, retained value, fixed and operating costs, and maintenance and repair costs, the lifetime cost of a vehicle could be worse than buying a new one altogether. This story isn’t true for the Mitsubishi Mirage. In 2019, Vincentric honored the 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage with the 2020 Vincentric Best CPO Value in America award. Plus, Mitsubishi Motors gives consumers long-lasting warranties to keep vehicles in shape, for free, keeping the value high.

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Vincentric Awards Mitsubishi Mirage and Mirage G4 with 2020 CPO Awards

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
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December just started and Mitsubishi Motors Corp (MMC) was named a Hive 5 Innovator for the technology MMC introduced with their Dendo Drive House. A few weeks before that, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV won an award from the Green Car Journal, the first-ever 2020 Family Green Car of the Year™. It’s the season of award shows and Mitsubishi Motors is starting to shine brighter as the year comes to an end. The latest award comes from Vincentric, a company known for collecting and providing data, knowledge, and insight into the automotive industry. We last spoke about this company when they awarded the now-discontinued Mitsubishi i-MieV with the “Best Value in America” award in the electric/ plug-in hybrid segment. Vincentric is back with new data to share about vehicles with the best pre-owned value, and the 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage and Mirage G4 hit the top of the list.

When it comes to the value of a vehicle, Vincentric combs through various forms of data to recognize which vehicles have the best pre-owned value in their segment. Unlike most auto review publications that focus on new vehicles, Vincentric highlights vehicles that hold the most value after years of ownership. The company does that by comparing the total cost-of-ownership of a vehicle and its current market price. This data includes finance rates, residual values, and maintenance schedules for each make and model to cover the following factors – purchase price, retained value, fixed and operating costs, and maintenance and repair costs. The last two factors are important because they affect the entire lifespan of the vehicle and will draw the line between a vehicle with great value for years to come and a vehicle that will just depreciate more with time.

Vincentric held its 2020 Vincentric Best CPO Value in America awards and reviewed model years 2015-2019. Out of the competition, the 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage and Mitsubishi Mirage G4 earned top honors in their respective segments for residual value. With a budget friendly starting MSRP for each vehicle, and the amount of savings in gas each model provides, the long-lasting value is quickly obvious. The 2020 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage has a starting MSRP of $13,995 (plus destination fee) and has been named the most efficient gasoline-powered non-hybrid vehicle available in the U.S., powered by a 1.3-liter three-cylinder engine. The Mirage has a fuel economy of up to 37/43/39 mpg city/highway/combined. The 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 has a starting MSRP of $14,995 (plus destination fee) and offers a fuel economy of up to 35/41/37 mpg city/highway/combined. The fuel economy numbers for each are based on the assumption that the consumer also opted in for the optional continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that provides better fuel efficiency.

Not only does the value of these Mitsubishi vehicles last for years to come, but the warranties Mitsubishi Motors offers will help ensure it. Leading the industry, Mitsubishi Motors covers each vehicle with a fully transferable 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty; 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty; and a 7-year/100,000-mile anti-corrosion perforation limited warranty. Emergency maintenance costs are also covered with a 5-year/unlimited miles of roadside assistance plan.

Looking for a Mitsubishi vehicle that can provide you great value? Find the Mitsubishi Mirage and Mitsubishi Mirage G4 at Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi.

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The New 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage Gets a Sporty New Look

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has been quite the busy automaker this year, 2019, with the release of the new Mi-TECH at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, along with the xAUTO from sibling company Mitsubishi Electric, and a recent contract between MMC and MaaS Global Oy for spreading global mobility solutions. Just before the end of 2019, Mitsubishi Motors has one more surprise with a newly redesigned Mitsubishi Mirage. Teased in early November with the image above, the new 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage debuted in Thailand and will shortly make its way to the states – most likely.

Nice.

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The 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage no longer looks like a crossover that turned out to be the ugly duckling of the bunch. Gaining its own look and style, the new hatchback looks a little more square in the front but then smooths out towards the bust of the vehicle. The length of the Mirage still does stretch a bit into compact crossover territory but with the new look of the rear as well, tight and a with a cool lip overhang, this is definitely a new vehicle we’re looking at.

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Get Fuel Efficiency and a Great Sound System with the Mitsubishi Mirage

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

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When it comes to getting a new vehicle, consumers tend to look for a variety of things. When it comes to a fuel-efficient vehicle at a good price, that can be even a greater challenge, with SUVs and crossovers currently dominating the auto market. Even automakers like Mitsubishi Motors have more large vehicles than they know what to do with, but as luck would have it, Mitsubishi also has a subcompact vehicle that’s top-of-the-line. According to fueleconomy.gov and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage the most fuel efficient, gasoline-powered vehicle in America and can save consumers more money than the competition.

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Alliance 2022 Six-Year Plan Already on the Move

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
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Miami Lakes Automall Alliance 2022 Outlander PHEV

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has been gaining traction as of late, and with their six-year plan, Alliance 2022, the alliance already has plenty going for them. Although Mitsubishi is focused on crossovers and SUVs at the moment, their Outlander PHEV, the plug-in hybrid crossover is one of their most popular vehicles, and is helping to cement a foothold for the alliance as the upswing of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles gains momentum. Current sales in Europe, and sales projections are showing signs that this is the time to hit the auto market hard and capitalize on hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric vehicles (EVs).

Lighting Up Europe

Sales in Europe have been going well for Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, with a total unit sales increase of 5.1-percent, putting the alliance at a grand total of 5,538,530 vehicles in the first-half of the year that’s a new record! In addition, there’s a growing demand in Europe for all vehicles currently being produced by the alliance. There has been a surge in demand for crossovers, sports utility vehicles, and pickup trucks, as well as zero-emission EVs, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) models overseas, and the Outlander PHEV may have helped keep the general public satiated until now.

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The New Mitsubishi Mirage Will Be Based Off the Nissan Juke

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
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Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi Mirage Nissan Juke

Psych! The new Mitsubishi Mirage will actually not be modeled after the Renault Clio or on the Renault Clio platform. That’s why you should never listen to a rumor, kids. The interesting M.R.G. concept based off of the Renault Clio looked good, but now that we know that the Clio claim was a rumor, we can imagine the next Mirage will actually look pretty different when compared to the M.R.G. concept. It makes more sense after all – the Mirage is a hatchback, and the Clio is a supermini car. So instead of taking some parts from Renault, Mitsubishi Motors will be taking a platform from another vehicle in the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance – the Nissan Juke.

This news comes straight from the Japan-based automotive media agency, Response. The Nissan Juke is sort of somewhere between the Mitsubishi Mirage and the Renault Clio. In all honesty, the Clio actually looks like an elongated version of the Mirage hatchback, but a longer platform would mean a whole new redesign of the vehicle. We don’t think that’s a good idea after what happened to the Re-Model A PHEV. We rather not remember that fiasco…

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Mitsubishi Has a New Mirage Concept

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
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Miami Lakes Automall 2019 Mirage Concept

It’s happening people, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance might finally pay off. We’ve been waiting for almost two years to see something come out of it, a vehicle or at least a concept, and prayers have been answered. Due to a little rumor that the next Mitsubishi Mirage may be built on the Renault Clio platform, it was enough to inspire Mitsubishi designer Gábor Farkas, the same guy who also designed the Mitsubishi Centennial Hyaku concept, to render the next-generation Mitsubishi Mirage in 3D. In fact, if we put them side-by-side they almost look like twins, aside from the original Hyaku design leaning towards a coupe – not a well-known Mitsubishi car body-type. Check it out.

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Farkas dubbed the 3D render of the new Mirage the “Concept M.R.G.” We’re assuming he wasn’t hired for his secrecy, because that acronym isn’t a very hard code to crack. Either way, the design is taking a lot of inspiration from Mitsubishi vehicles new and old. There’s the front fascia that pays attention to the iconic dynamic shield that wraps around the shark-nose grille, but new aesthetic changes have also taken place to make the Mitsubishi Mirage stand out.

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Mitsubishi Motors Praised by Science

Thursday, June 14th, 2018
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Miami Lakes Automall Mitsubishi Motors Automotive Science Group

Although some may find it surprising, Mitsubishi Motors has been receiving a lot of praise recently from select publications and organizations. Most recently, Mitsubishi received some good words from the Automotive Science Group (ASG). Having recently concluded several assessments pertaining to vehicles that excel in three key areas in the automotive industry: environmental, social, and economic performance, we can already guess what some of the good news entails. With the auto market starting to shift towards an industry dominated by SUVs and crossovers, alternative fuel is also making a place for itself. Thus, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Mitsubishi Mirage both received awards for their current standing in the automotive world.

What Is the Automotive Science Group and Why Should I Care?

Established in 2007, the the Automotive Science Group was created to support Eco-innovations’ mission of addressing environmental challenges with market-based solutions that prompt informed consumer action. By informing consumer choice by enhancing product and technology comparison capabilities to better serve the environment, consumers can make informed decisions that are not only in their best economic interest, but also in the best interest of our environment.

With the conclusion of their recent Automotive Performance Index study, the ASG assessed 823 model year 2018 crossovers, SUVs, and minivans in North America, eight of which are made with plug-in hybrid or electric capabilities. The SUV segment was comprised of 372 models (including trim variants). Alternative fuel vehicles were of course considered out of the 823 models for their overall environmental impact as well as consumer benefits.

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Highlights of the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage and 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
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Miami Lakes Automall 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage and Mirage G4

The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage and 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 sound like two trims of the same model. In actuality, they’re two different, separate models. The two share many similarities, such as their powertrain, and both have some of the best fuel economy ratings in their vehicle class. However, the Mitsubishi Mirage is a hatchback/5-door sedan, whereas the Mitsubishi Mirage is a regular, standard sedan. Aside from that though, one can find many similarities between the two, and the real deciding factor may just come down to personal preference and cargo space.

Personalization

When it comes to personalizing either the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage or Mitsubishi Mirage G4, most of it comes down to color choices for the exterior. Options like the wheel size or design are set, aside from the ability to upgrade from 14-inch steel wheels to 15-inch dark chrome alloy wheels on the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES, as well as opt-in for a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Each model only has one color scheme for the interior – black on black.

Between the two models, there are seven color choices for the Mirage 4 and eight color choices for the Mirage. The color choices for the Mirage 4 are as follows – Infrared Metallic, Mercury Gray Metallic, Mystic Black Metallic, Pearl White, Sapphire Blue Metallic, Starlight Silver Metallic, and Wine Red Metallic. The Mitsubishi Mirage has the same color choices, plus its iconic Sunrise Orange Metallic.

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