Model name, fuel efficiency confirmed at Motor Show
EDMONTON, April 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Against the back-drop of the Edmonton Motor
Show, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada today announced the name of its all-new
hatchback as the Mitsubishi Mirage, and confirmed the anticipated 64
miles-per-gallon fuel economy for the three-cylinder, five-door car will be
the best among subcompacts sold in Canada.
"It's official: Canada's newest subcompact is the Mitsubishi Mirage," said
Tony Laframboise, vice president, Sales & Marketing, noting the Mirage
nameplate exists in other markets and is returning to North America.
Rated at 4.4 L/100 km (64 mpg) in highway driving, Mirage will be Canada's
most fuel efficient, gasoline-powered subcompact when it goes on sale this
"Mirage will lead in fuel economy, offer tremendous value for money and
include a suite of safety features in a youthful, fun-to-drive small car with
a starting price below $13,000," he added.
Mirage's combined city/highway fuel economy will be 4.9 L/100 km (58 mpg) and,
for city driving, 5.3 L/100 km (53 mpg) for CVT-equipped models. The
entry-level Mirage SE with five-speed, manual transmission is rated at 5.3
L/100 km (53 mpg) in combined driving, 4.6 L/100 km (62 mpg) highway and 5.9
L/100 km (48 mpg) in city driving.
Displayed in expressive Green Metallic paint, the five-passenger Mirage was
officially named by Laframboise and Canada's top-selling Mitsubishi dealer,
Kevin Robertson, of Edmonton's Southside Mitsubishi, during a media
Based on the 'Global Small' concept car, the 1.2-litre, three-cylinder Mirage
becomes the fifth model in Mitsubishi's Canadian line-up. When it arrives at
MMSCAN's 84 dealerships this fall, it will follow the 2014 Outlander as the
second of two major new-model launches this year.
Preliminary Mirage specifications are: Length, 3,780 mm; width, 1665 mm;
height, 1500 mm; wheelbase, 2450 mm; wheels/tires, 165/65R14; output, 74 hp at
6,000 rpm and 74 ft. lbs. torque at 4,000 rpm.
Describing Mirage as Mitsubishi's "latest ultra-efficient vehicle" Laframboise
added: "Fuel efficiency is our global focus, our company mission", noting the
Mitsubishi RVR compact sport utility achieves class-leading 6.1 L/100 km and
Mitsubishi Lancer is "not far behind", while the all-electric i-MiEV hatchback
never requires gasoline or an oil change.
Mirage is backed by the best warranty in the world - 10 years or 160,000 km
limited powertrain, five years or 100,000 km limited new vehicle and five
years, unlimited mileage roadside assistance. Additionally, it is designed
with Mitsubishi's Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body system. RISE
combines an impact energy-absorbing front end with a high-rigidity cabin
The newest Mitsubishi, Mirage comes with a palette of eight body colours
including Green Metallic, Dark Grey Mica, Blue Mica, Red Metallic, White, Cool
Silver Metallic, Purple Metallic and Black Mica.
Visit our password-free media website,www.mitsubishi-motors-pr.ca.
Media Contact: John Arnone Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada Manager, Public
SOURCE: Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada, Inc.
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