Mitsubishi plans to release an all-new, next-generation version of the Mirage hatchback for the 2019 model year. While we don’t have very much official information, we can make some educated guesses about what we think we will see.
To begin with, currently Mitsubishi is part of an alliance with both Nissan and Renault. This means it can share parts and technology with these other brands. The 2019 Mirage is most likely going to utilize the B version of the Common Modular Family (CMF-B) platform, which is shared globally with vehicles like the Nissan March (an entry-level small car sold in overseas markets). With this change, it would officially move the Mirage up one size class.
Along with its new platform, the updated Mirage would probably take on Mitsubishi’s bold “Dynamic Shield” design language. This will bring it in line with the rest of the lineup. With its updated look, the Mirage will have more of a sporty appearance.
According to the Japanese publication Response, the redesigned Mirage will seek to take back some of its performance heritage that many of us remember from Rally Cross races around the world. This could mean the Mirage will take the form of a tuned-up “hot hatch” model with a large rear wing, overfenders, and a fun-to-drive engine.
Under the hood, Mitsubishi could be considering a wide range of powertrain options for the Mirage. Globally, we could see engines like a turbocharged 0.9-, 1.2-, 1.5-, or 1.6-liter. While not expected in the United States, there will likely be a diesel variant as well that comes with a 1.5-liter diesel engine. Industry experts also expect to see an all-electric version, though that model may come out a bit later.
As for the sedan version of the Mirage, called the G4, we have not found any information on whether or not it will return or undergo a redesign.
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