These extras such as sports interiors, alloy wheels, and body kits. An all-wheel drive variant is available from the 1991 fourth generation models, including a 3-speed automatic transmission. The visual characteristics of all the generations can be viewed in the photo galeries that are available. Trim levels for the Lancer were the 1. A five-door variant of the Colt had earlier been released in 2002. Confusingly, Chrysler has also offered an unrelated at various stages between the 1950s and 1980s.
The sedan was first introduced as a concept car at the 2013 Bangkok Auto Show called the Concept G4 sedan. Reducing aerodynamic drag was another primary design goal. For the 2002-era Colt's replacement in 2012, Mitsubishi decided to resurrect the Mirage name internationally for a new sixth generation model. Mitsubishi Mirage comes in Hatchback, Coupe, Sedan coupe types and can be suited with Petrol Gasoline engine types. The Mirage was assembled at several plants including the Nagoya Plant in Okazaki, Japan and Todd Park in New Zealand. Most new cars start with a few body styles and slowly evolve into one specific style that is offered. The Lancer also featured re-shaped fenders, less rounded headlamps, and a larger dual-port grille.
. Technical specifications, transmission details, body dimensions and tyre sizes of each make can be found here. The Mirage has a complicated marketing history, with a varied and much convoluted naming convention that differed substantially depending on the market. Favorable reviews highlight the efficiency of the design while critics often illustrate the cars shortcomings with a tendency to compare the Mirage with more expensive cars. Facelift At the 2015 , Mitsubishi previewed the Mirage's 2017 facelift.
Archived from on 6 March 2014. Chassis codes were from A151 to 153 for the three-doors, with A155 and up used for the longer five-door version. Unlike the Colt's expensive architecture shared with the , the emphasis on the Mirage is low pricing to increase Mitsubishi's presence in emerging markets. By 2003, the only Mirage sold in Japan was the coupé, now without the Asti designation. The range was complemented by a five-door liftback in June 1988, but without a station wagon variant, Mitsubishi persevered with the previous model until the release of a new wagon on the fourth generation chassis. A five-door hatchback on a longer wheelbase arrived in September.
Archived from on 28 January 2013. The actual Mirage name was not introduced to the United States until the third generation in 1985. Notably, a gasoline variant was also offered, displacing just 1. The Champ was retired in 1994. Over time the Mirage won a few awards including IntelliChoice's Best Deal of the Month Award and Best Overall Value of the Year Award in 1999. Both the coupé and sedan benefited from redesigned taillamps, whereas the three-door only received a redesigned front bumper incorporating a larger grille.
The actual Mirage name was not introduced to the United States until the third generation in 1985. The North American edition was unveiled in 2013 Salon International de l'auto de Montreal. This model launched in the United States for the 1993 model year as the Mirage, with all variants now sourced from Japan instead of Japan or Illinois as previously. Sedans and wagons sold as Lancers. However, New Zealand sold a very different Mirage from 2002—a rebadged Dutch-manufactured labeled Mirage Space Star.
North American three-door and sedan sales occurred under the Mitsubishi Mirage name for the 1989 to 1992 model years. Front-wheel drive was most common, with all-wheel drive available for some models. The sedan, released to Japan in January 1988 was stylistically distinct with almost vertical rear glass, influenced by the larger. The Mirage was not sold in the United States by Mitsubishi until 1985. This series also entered Indian production in June 1998 as the Lancer, assembled by. Whereas the previous Mirage sedan sold in Japan featured a six-window profile, the 1995 redesign shared its styling with the Lancer except for minor differences in trim. The Super Shift was not originally planned.
Standard Catalog of Imported Cars 1946—2002. Le Moniteur de l'Automobile in French. However, the Mirage stayed true to its offerings of three or four body styles throughout the remainder of its life. In the United States and Canada, the first four generations were sold through a venture with as the and the similar -badged Champ and Colt. The result is the lowest Cd in its class: depending on drivetrain and options, the car's Cd ranges from 0.
The 1994 model year was the last year of retail sales for Mirage sedans which became limited to fleets and for the Dodge and Plymouth Colts altogether, although the Eagle Summit sedan and coupé remained on sale alongside the Mirage coupé through to 1996. As before, the Japanese Mirage lineup comprised the three-door hatchback now called Mirage Cyborg and sedan now with a six-window glasshouse , plus a new coupé body type suffixed Asti. One of the car's aerodynamic features resulted in a new patent application. Mitsubishi added the moderately more powerful 1. The Mirage was discontinued in the United States in 2002 and replaced with the Mitsubishi Lancer. Like other cars in the Mitsubishi lineup, the Mirage had varying degrees of power based on which engine was chosen. As a Mitsubishi, the three-door was restricted to the Mirage and Colt names, but the Mirage Asti coupé was often badged Lancer as well.
The Mirage with its sportier appearance and tapered , featured elliptical headlamps with a very narrow single-port grille. With Mirage hatchback and sedan sales in Japan restricted to the dealerships, the Fiore was intended to duplicate the Mirage's success at the —Mitsubishi's second retail sales channel. In February 1982, Mitsubishi facelifted the Mirage range. The same body shapes were also sold as the in both the United States and Canada. The basic model, a three-door hatchback with upright tailgate and large glasshouse arrived first. Sales in export markets did not occur until 2004, with production in Japan no longer being the primary source. In other markets, the newer sedan often co-existed with the old as a more premium offering.