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Thread: New Mirage based on 2011's Global Small concept car (photos)

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    10 years old!

    A belated happy 10th birthday to the 6th generation Mirage. The 2011 "concept" was unveiled a decade ago last month.

    And 10 years ago today, construction of the new factory to produce the new Mirage was already under way.

    Thread: 6th gen Mirage production history/sales trivia! Mar. 20, 2012 launch


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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    And here's the concept compared to the production version:

    I don't remember seeing the Mirage concept vehicle, but Mirages weren't really on my radar until the summer of 2017.

    I like the looks of the concept Mirage. In my opinion, it looks better than the 2nd & now 3rd update to the Mirage.

    How useful do you think those concept side mirror would have been?

    They would have been quite aerodynamic for side mirrors!

    I'm still pleasantly surprised the 3-cylinder/5-speed manual powertrain remains.

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    I don't remember seeing the concept back in 2011 either. I'm sure it got little to no coverage in North American automotive media.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    How useful do you think those concept side mirror would have been?

    They would have been quite aerodynamic for side mirrors!
    Too small for regular mirrors, too big for camera mounts!

    I'm still pleasantly surprised the 3-cylinder/5-speed manual powertrain remains.
    I'm not surprised - the Thai government lured Mitsubishi to produce the car in that country with tax incentives that are tied to a minimum fuel efficiency level for the vehicles produced under the program. If they put a thirstier engine in it, they lose the incentives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    I'm not surprised - the Thai government lured Mitsubishi to produce the car in that country with tax incentives that are tied to a minimum fuel efficiency level for the vehicles produced under the program. If they put a thirstier engine in it, they lose the incentives.
    I am surprised the Mirage is still standing in North America, where several other models have come & gone.

    If the 4-5 Mirage trim levels offered each year were marketed between $10,000-15,000 & Mitsubishi had a respectable dealership network, the Mirage would be experiencing the same growth as the Spark. Small car options are quite limited, but Mitsubishi isn't even on some people's radar. I had considered getting a small car for quite some time (decade or longer), & I didn't even give Mitsubishi a thought. And I am someone who had a positive experience with a Plymouth Colt wagon (entirely Mitsubishi vehicle) in the past, too.



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