Mitsubishi Brings 2017 Mirage G4 Subcompact Sedan To US

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.”

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  • Dennis Scipio

    I noticed the rear seats are one piece and don’t fold down. I’d rather buy the hatchback

  • Alex

    HAHAHAHHAHAAH unbelievably hilarious!

  • fabri99

    Why did Mitsubishi become a low cost brand?

    • Why?

      No idea, probably due to poor corporate management and bad strategy planning…

      …but I used to like the Galant – whatever happened to that?

      • fabri99

        I liked it too… What bothers me though is that both Subaru and Mitsubishi have history and a well-known name and yet they are now in desperate need of help. Is it really that difficult to make leverage on that rally pedrigree and bring back Lancers, 2000GTs etc!?

        • Justin Spencer

          Why does Subaru need help??? They’ve been selling great! Mitsubishi on the other hand…I agree

          • fabri99

            Why? Because there used to be a poster of an Impreza ten years ago on my bedroom wall and it hasn’t been replaced yet. They are still making the WRX, but it’s not the icon it used to be… They aren’t as desperate as Mitsu, but not even shining bright as they did in late 90s.

          • A.C.

            In the mid-1990s, people were saying the same thing about Subaru that the peanut-gallery automotive quasi-enthusiasts and journalists are saying now about Mitsubishi:

            “Subaru still sells cars here?”
            “Why doesn’t Subaru just do us all a favor and LEAVE!”

            Blah, blah, blah… But then they introduced the Outback and the WRX and were everyone’s darling again. Mitsubishi will turn itself around.

        • A.C.

          The Lancer is still here. It’s the Evo that’s dead. Why is it dead?

          Because everyone that had $40,000 to spend on a sport sedan took that money to a BMW or Lexus dealership.

          Enthusiasts talked up the Evo and mourned it’s demise…but only after eschewing the Mitsubishi dealership and buying a used Honda S2000, of course!

      • emjayay

        I’m pretty sure the old Sebring/200 was a Galant underneath. It got a lot better, although never that good, with the turning into a 200 rehash. They fixed everything they could at the time, and to me the convertible/folding hardtop remains a really cost effective way to have a car that does what it does, and not all that badly.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      ‘Cause they don’t bother to update their cars, and when they do, they look crap. So they just thought,”Ehh, fuck it. Lets give up.” Apparently they sell just enough cars to warrant staying here in the U.S. at all.

      • fabri99

        Lol I think “poor corporate management and bad strategy planning” is more likely 😉

        • Tumbi Mtika

          Difference? (I see what you did there)

    • TheHake

      Yes it’s sad. They used to be a nice brand.

    • A.C.

      Because Hyundai and Kia, the former low-cost brands, somehow managed to move upmarket?

      Did you know that Kia…yes, KIA….now sells a car that costs $62,000?

  • Andrew Ngo


  • Why?

    “Mitsubishi Brings 2017 Mirage G4 Subcompact Sedan To US…”

    Why? Bit like the “Smart” and (Scion) “iQ” The US does not need small cars. And didn’t CR name his as one of the 10 worst cars? (In hatchback form)

    • emjayay

      Everyone else agreed too. I’m guessing this one will become the worst-reviewed small sedan ever.

    • TheHake

      “The US does not need small cars” Why do you say that? I’m not trying to be ignorant, or attacking your statement, I’m just curious. The US has some of the biggest, most congested cities, and small cars are great in the city. Instead of shelling out a lot for a big SUV, why not just have a smaller car for the city and a family car for weekends and holidays?

      • A.C.

        The reason the US ‘does not need small cars’ might be that a lot of FOOLS are all convinced that gas is going to be $2.00 a gallon forever and are rushing out and buying $60,000 pickup trucks?

        Yeah, that Silverado 2500HD may only cost $70 to fill up NOW…lol!

  • John

    Great Competion for the Scion iA now the Toyota Yaris iA, & The New Honda Fit Sedan.

    • emjayay

      No way. And there’s a Honda Fit Sedan coming? Boy, that’s stupid. Anyway, in the cheap seats the Versa Note and Fit are well thought of generally, and the Mitsu is a notch below and universally panned.

  • atomicbri

    The Horror!!! LOL! Look at the distance between those tiny wheels and the decklid in the back! The proportions are so far off. Mitsubishi, why are you even bothering?

    • TheHake

      Yup, no one bothered with any design over this…

    • A.C.

      Tiny wheels require less torque to get them rolling…especially when shod with low rolling resistance tires, which the Mirage has. Car manufacturers used to know this…

      But now, I guess, even economy cars need 18″ pimp-rollers?

  • Tumbi Mtika

    “chirp, chirp, chirp…”

  • Dennis Scipio

    The rear seats don’t fold down. I’d rather buy the hatchback anyway.

    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      They do if you kick hard enough from the trunk…

    • A.C.

      The seats in the Versa sedan…which will be this car’s main competitor…don’t fold down, either.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    It’s like they’re TRYING to leave the US, In which case, do it. Without the Evo, the Lancer is useless anyways, just like the rest of the cars. At this point, you’re on more borrowed time than Suzuki was.

  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    Here! I thought the was a car news website.

    That’s not a car!

  • Justin Spencer

    It reminds me of the Chevrolet/Geo Metro sedan from 20 years ago. A Mirage is not exactly a rare sight so they must be appealing enough for people. A pre-owned car is probably still a better choice

    • emjayay

      Or a few bucks more for a Versa Note.

    • A.C.

      I have a ’15 Mirage, and I love it. It was cheap, has most major convenience features, has averaged 48 mpg, has needed nothing but oil changes, a set of front brake pads, and a set of tires, and gets me where I want to go.

      It has 35k on it now, and hasn’t even hiccuped. The reason Mitsubishi is offering such a great warranty on such a cheap car is that, well…they don’t seem to break very much!

      What more can a person expect for less than half of the AVERAGE cost of a new car today?

  • Danny


  • Ashley

    Flawless! Coming from a girl that drives a Mercedes!

  • Lauren

    Rear Door and Pillar reminds me of the Versa Sedan Pretty Sweet.

  • RXG9

    Bring back the Evo ;(

  • emjayay

    The original Mini and larger 1100 could get by with space saving teeny wheels because they were low. This thing is tall and running on little bitty wheels and tires, and to make it worse has very tight wheel openings, maybe for aerodynamics. The least of its problems according to reviews of course.

    The Big Wheel current trend is on the other hand stupid and space wasting and all SUV wannabe fashion. There is no need for giant wheels and tires if you are not going to be actually climbing over boulders and fording streams. Just a waste of space and money for fashion.

  • TheHake

    THE most ridiculously underwheeled car EVER. FOOOOOKIN ugly! I wish I could UNSEE this!

  • Miknik

    America rejoice, now you can buy the most beautiful car in the world too 😉

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