While the only thing we hear over at the Lancer’s corner is crickets, down below, Mitsubishi is expanding the range of their low-cost Mirage subcompact with a sedan model named the G4 that was presented today at the New York Auto Show.
Already available in other countries around the world, the Mirage G4 grafts a boot on the existing Mirage hatchback to tap on a wider audience in the States. The result is an awkwardly proportioned little saloon that looks like it was made from two different cars.
No changes were made under the hood with the G4 utilizing the same 78hp and 74 lb-ft 1.2-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine driving the front wheels through a standard 5-speed manual or an optional CVT automatic.
When it goes on sale in the States later this spring at an, as of yet, undisclosed price, the G4 will offer a similar equipment package to the revamped 2017 Mirage hatchback, including an infotainment system with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
“A few years ago we entered the subcompact segment with the Mirage hatchback and its popularity with consumers has grown every year with its combination of top fuel economy, attractive pricing and one of the industry’s best new car warranties. The new Mirage G4 repeats that value equation in a four-door sedan package,” said MMNA executive vice president, Don Swearingen. “The Mirage hatchback and now the Mirage G4 sedan will form a formidable one-two punch in the subcompact segment.”