- 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage will arrive on the market this summer
- Mitsubishi calls it most efficient non-hybrid car in Canada
- Power comes from a three-cylinder engine that delivers 78 horsepower
The 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage subcompact debuted for North America this morning at the Montreal Auto Show. Featuring a revised design, nicer interior with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a slew of updated safety features, the redesigned Mirage will arrive on the market this summer. A 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage will also be offered as we await the redesigned model.
Aimed at value-conscious buyers who want a new car that’s affordable to buy and own, the 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage will compete with the Chevrolet Spark and whatever Nissan Micra units left for sale when it hits the market. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but we don’t expect much of an increase from the current Mirage’s $12,998 Canadian sticker price. The Mirage starts at $13,795 in the US.
Powering the 2021 Mirage is the same 1.2-litre, three-cylinder powertrain found in the current model. It develops 78 horsepower and 74 pound-feet of torque which makes the Mirage the least powerful production car on sale in North America. The benefit of that is fuel economy. The current Mirage has an average fuel economy rating of just 6,2 litres per 100 kilometers which makes it the most efficient, non-hybrid car you can buy.
New safety features will be available on the 2021 Mirage including Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, and Automatic High Beams. Seven airbags keep you protected if an accident should happen.
The 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage comes on the heals of the updated 2020 Mitsubishi RVR. Like the RVR, the changes made to the new Mirage can’t be described as a complete transformation or a new generation, but it’s enough for it to be called refreshed. As with every other Mitsubishi, a 10-year (or 160,000 kilometres) powertrain warranty and 5-year (or 100,000) limited new vehicle warranty are included.
Like the current Mirage that comes in a wide array of funky colors like metallic pink, the 2021 model will get colors designed to help you stand out. Two new shades including Sand Yellow metallic and White Diamond will be offered.