New Mitsubishi Mirage Reportedly Getting Next-Gen Renault Clio Platform

Mitsubishi are looking to challenge the likes of the Opel Corsa and Ford Fiesta with their very own supermini, which will serve as a replacement for the current Mirage.

It remains unknown at this point whether it will keep its moniker, but it will be offered across the European market, based on the same mechanicals as the next generation Renault Clio and Nissan Micra, AutoExpress reports.

“Designing and building a bespoke platform is expensive, and the margins in the small car sector are smaller. So, are we looking to use Renault and Nissan platforms in that segment [B]? The answer is yes”, said the Japanese brand’s corporate vice president and product planning chief, Vincent Cobee, who joined Mitsubishi last year, when Nissan bought a controlling stake.

The new Mitsubishi Mirage is expected to use small three- and four-cylinder engines, some of which will be shared with the Dacia brand, as well as the Smart ForTwo and ForFour. Moreover, the subcompact car is also believed to gain a fully electric version in the future, as it plays an important role in helping the automaker achieve their emissions regulations.

Note: 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage pictured

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  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    I remember when Mitsubishi went their own way and built some fine cars, not badge-engineered econo-hatches.
    Still, brave new world and all that…

    • Dennis Scipio

      It’s not going to look exactly like the next gen Clio, it’s going to share the same platform as the new Renault vehicle, but it won’t look like it (aka no re-badging). Besides, it’s going to be an improvement over the current Mirage.

      • Obsequious Lickspittle

        it’s going to be an improvement over the current Mirage.
        Yes but a wet fart is an improvement over the garbage Mirage.

      • Randy Terpstra

        Agreed. The Nissan Micra/March certainly isn’t a rebadged Clio. The Mirage would be sold in a number of the same markets, as the the Micra/March, so it’ll have to be more than just a badge-engineered econo-hatch.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    HALLELUJAH!!!

  • Christian

    i remember when Space Star was a Compact MPV and not the worst new morden car I have ever driven…

  • indic8r

    Mitsubishi are looking…

    This is my second article today and the second grammatical error I’ve found. You guys hiring an editor or proofreader? I’ve got some spare time.

    • smartacus

      they’re looking to hire a news editor.
      i say go for it. They need an actual
      enthusiast onboard with the team

  • Denzel

    this needs to happen the Renault chassis has been working so well for the clio and magane. then hopefully we will see ralliart or evo return in hatch form and possibly we would see a sedan too

  • smartacus

    These cars are popular in Key West
    because it’s the easiest 5-passenger
    vehicle to park on those small streets.
    But the Renault Clio is one size bigger.

    Still and all; the smart car engine, aka
    Renault TCe 90 alongside the TCe 120
    will offer a little something for everyone.

  • Taegon Lewis

    Hopefully, we may get the long awaited Mirage Evo/Cyborg, based on the Clio R.S..

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