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    Quote Originally Posted by clh333 View Post
    I read recently that the German firm that designed the 1200 cc engine that is in my 2015 Mirage DE also designed a 4-cylinder 1600cc engine.
    I actually asked Mitsu Canada (same products as Mitsu USA) about the option of a more powerful engine. It's not in the cards.

    This partly stems from the Thai facility that produces the car: to qualify for the ongoing incentives which led them to build their factory there, they are limited to producing cars with no more than 1.2L displacement, and it has to meet strict fuel economy levels.

    Neither will we see the option for the smaller, more fuel-efficient 1.0L engine. I suppose they've crunched the numbers, and there's no business case for spending money to certify/support either a bigger or smaller engine.


        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage base ES 1.2 manual: 54.0 mpg (US) ... 23.0 km/L ... 4.4 L/100 km ... 64.9 mpg (Imp)

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