• Darin C. avatar Darin C. Posted: 3/28/2013 10:32am PDT

    Isn't this an "A" segment car that will more likely be positioned against the Chevy Spark than Sonic and Fiesta? At least at its Canadian debut in January, Mirage was compared against the Spark and Toyota/Scion iQ.

  • fb_61206378 avatar Antony Posted: 3/29/2013 4:06am PDT

    It seems to vary, Darin. In terms of interior and trunk volume it's a rival for the Fiesta and similar, but some of Mitsubishi's positioning (particularly its pricing in other markets, and its smaller engine) is comparable to the A-segment range.

    I was on the UK launch for the car and Mitsubishi UK's managing director was comparing it to typical B-segment vehicles, but the press material compared it to A-segment!

    I suppose it's one to be judged on merit: You're either getting a cheaper B-segment car or a larger A-segment one...

  • Darin C. avatar Darin C. Posted: 3/29/2013 6:18am PDT

    Antony - thanks for the additional info & context.

  • Daox avatar Daox Posted: 3/28/2013 10:43am PDT

    I'm glad to see the Mirage come to the US. The current non-hybrid high mpg car here is the iQ and it starts at $16k, pretty high price for how much car you get. The Mirage offers not only a ~10% increase in mileage, but also a lot more for most likely a lot less.

    It has been said that the Mirage will be the 'spiritual successor' to the good 'ol Geo Metro that now has a cult following. The Metro was no looker either, but it was an efficiency and economical king.

  • fb_599454693 avatar Jan Posted: 3/29/2013 7:37am PDT

    1-year, 10-year, or a 100-year warranty - there's no difference here...