Mitsubishi Announces 2015 Mirage Rockford Fosgate Edition

According to Mitsubishi, the Mirage is the most fuel efficient non-hybrid, gasoline powered vehicle available in the United States today, so how would you like one that cones with a premium audio system?

It sounds a bit strange doesn’t it? A budget-friendly subcompact car, with a starting price of just $12,995, is getting what Mitsubishi calls…a custom-engineered premium audio system? Well, stranger things have happened.

Getting better acoustics in the Mirage will cost you a little bit extra of course. The 2015 Mirage Rockford Fosgate Edition has a starting MSRP of $14,945 and in return you get a 300-Watt Rockford Fosgate ecoPUNCH sound system, steering audio controls, Bluetooth, cruise control, leather steering wheel, alloys and special badging, on top of the Mirage DE trim level.

Automatic climate control, high-gloss piano black center console trim, rear spoiler, keyless entry, tilt steering, power windows, split folding rear seat, rear seat heater ducts, body-colored power side mirrors, door handles and tailgate handle are some of the standard features on this special edition model.

The audio system itself is newly developed and features a dual 6.5″ long-throw ecoPUNCH subwoofer system in something called a “Mirage-specific molded acoustic suspension type enclosure” which allows the driver and passengers to “feel” the music. The 300-Watt Class-D amplifier comes with full DSP (Digital Signal Processing) and according to Mitsubishi will deliver effortless power with low distortion.

“Rockford Fosgate is one of the most recognized and coveted audio systems in the automotive industry and we’re excited to offer this package in a segment that doesn’t typically offer premium audio systems,” said Don Swearingen, MMNA executive VP. “With its remarkable affordability, fuel efficiency and an industry-leading warranty, this new audio package for the 2015 Mirage warrants strong consideration amongst car buyers.”

Having a high-power premium audio system in a budget subcompact car is a little counter-intuitive, but if you love listening to music behind the wheel of your Mirage, this special edition model might actually make sense.


40 Countries, But Not The U.S., China And India, Agree Cars Must Have Standard Automatic Braking

Japan and the EU will be the first to mandate the use of advanced Emergency Braking systems.

Chris Harris Reviews McLaren 600LT, Finds It More Rewarding Than The Senna

McLaren’s baby Long Tail model is a playful 592hp track beast.

Cadillac Shows Its Flirtatious Side, Sends Racy Tweets To Rivals

While Cadillac was pretty flirty, it gave Lexus a backhanded compliment.

You Can Now Invest In A Classic Car Buying Shares Just Like Stocks

Rally Rd. allows investors to purchase shares of classics such as the XJ220 from as little as $50.

As More EVs Hit The Market, Recharging Them Remains A Problem

There are over five million EVs, but only 632,000 public chargers globally.

New Hyundai Crossover To Debut In NY, Will Slot Beneath The Kona

Hyundai’s latest crossover is slated to have a “very boxy, bold, bull-doggy character.”.

Have Tesla Referral Rewards? Hurry Up As Deadline Moved To February 28

Instead of April 1, as originally planned, customers now have until the end of the month to choose their perks.

Jaguar Land Rover’s China Woes Caused By Poor Quality Control

JLR’s Chinese customers have even staged demonstrations due to the quality issues they’re having with their cars.

VW Built An Official Replica Of Its Iconic Woodstock ‘Light’ Bus

The original version of this Volkswagen Type 2 van became famous after its appearance at the Woodstock Art and Music Fair.

Florida: Go Home BMW X5, You’re Drunk

Some things just can’t be explained, such as why this BMW X5 in Florida went into a massive slide.