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Mitsubishi introduces 2014 Mirage with estimated 40 mpg US combined

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) unveiled the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage 5-door subcompact at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. Mitsubishi estimates that the new, non-hybrid Mirage, expected to go on sale in the fall, will achieve estimated fuel economy of 37 mpg city/44 mpg highway/40 mpg combined (6.4, 5.3 and 5.9 l/100 km, respectively) (CVT-equipped model).

Powering the Mirage is a 1.2-liter three-cylinder DOHC engine that features the latest version of Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) variable valve-timing system. This engine produces 74 bhp (55 kW) and 74 lb-ft (100 N·m) of torque. Consumers have a choice between a 5-speed manual and an advanced continuously-variable transmission (CVT) with Idle Neutral Logic.

The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage will be offered exclusively in a 5-door configuration with room for five passengers.

The Mirage is built using Mitsubishi’s RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) impact-absorbing safety cell technology. The patented RISE system utilizes a body structure with an impact energy-absorbing front end along with an abundant use of high tensile steel in key areas throughout the platform.

The 2014 Mirage has a 0.28 coefficient of drag. Standard electric power steering (EPS) further aids fuel efficiency.

Comments

Will S

This is even better fuel economy than the Civic Hybrid. I'm sure US manufacturers can do just as well...

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