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Mitsubishi Mirage coming to Canada

2014 Mirage revealed at Montreal auto show but name not yet confirmed

Published: January 23, 2013, 3:00 AM

Mitsubishi revealed the current iteration of its Mirage sub-compact at the Tokyo Auto Show in 2011 and it is currently being sold in Asia. Soon it will be sold in Canada, although not necessarily under that name.

The company gave the little hatchback its North-American debut at the Montreal auto show, which is now open to the public. It will arrive at Canadian Mitsubishi dealerships this fall.

Intended to compete against cars like the Chevrolet Spark, Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent Mazda2, and Scion iQ, the Mirage is built in Thailand. It is 3,780 mm long, 1665 mm wide and 1500 mm high, on a 2450-mm wheelbase.

Apparently, there are no plans to sell the Mirage the United States, where the sub-compact market is less developed than in Canada.

For our market, it will be powered by a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder MIVEC engine, rated at 74 hp and 74 lb-ft of torque, mated to a five-speed manual transmission or a CVT automatic.

Mitsubishi promises " superb" fuel economy that is among the best for gasoline-powered cars in Canada.

Retail pricing will be released closer to the sale date, but it is expected to be in the low teens. It will be backed by Mitsubishi's 10-year/160,000-km limited warranty, with five years, unlimited-distance roadside assistance.