New face, LED tails, revised interior for 2021
Larger screen for SE model
No, you’re not seeing things, a newly restyled Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback is arriving for 2021 and it’s expected to hit dealerships in January, one of the last remaining subcompact cars offering a new car experience to buyers who might otherwise have used car money, or simply want something smaller like the most fuel-efficient gas-only car in the country.
The nose is all-new, implementing Mitsubishi‘s new Dynamic Shield styling and large chrome bars around the grille. The automaker says it adds a sense of motion and protection to the car. At the rear is a wider and sharper bumper along with new LED taillamps. New interior seat fabrics give the 2021 Mirage an update on the inside to help keep it looking fresh.
Entry into the 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage is the ES MT model, which gets the same 1.2L 78 hp three-cylinder as the rest of the lineup, and while the price is up close to $2,000, it is still one of the lowest prices of entry in the Canadian market at $13,858. That gets you body-colour mirrors and door handles as well as automatic climate control. The CVT is the model with the industry-leading (not counting hybrids) 6.2 L/100 km combined rating. SE gets a new 7.0-inch screen replacing a smaller 6.0-inch version and has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The cabin gains an integrated armrest for the driver to go along. The price increase on SE CVT is much smaller at just $660 to make it $17,158.
finally, the GT adds driver aids like lane departure warning, forward collision mitigation, and automatic high beams along with push-button start, with the price ringing in at $20,158. The new Mirage is set to go on sale in January and offers a 10-year, 160,000 km powertrain warranty