The Prius family is getting cheaper, Mazda is putting SkyActiv on most of its models, Honda is making an affordable hybrid Fit (Japan only at present), the Fiesta Ecoboost may come out soon . . .
In a year or two from now - will other manufactures have an answer to the Mirage and create a niche in their line ups that matches the affordable+fuel efficient equation of the Mirage?
It seems there are several "global" cars that are not truly global - more small diesels, more mini-cars, and more low-priced cars that are not available in North America. I think the other makers could bring them here if they saw the demand.
View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE 1.2 manual: 45.0 mpg (US) ... 19.1 km/L ... 5.2 L/100 km ... 54.1 mpg (Imp)