- The Mitsubishi Mirage shall be discontinued within the U.S., per a report by Automotive News.
- The tiny Mirage hatchback is one among America’s least expensive new automobiles, with the 2024 mannequin beginning at $17,790.
- The hatchback’s impending loss of life means the identical for its barely pricier sedan counterpart, the Mirage G4.
New automobiles bought within the U.S. that begin beneath $20,000 are on the verge of extinction, and yet another is about to get crossed off the checklist. That is as a result of the Mitsubishi Mirage—which has a base worth of beneath $18,000—is about to be axed, in line with a report yesterday by Automotive Information.
The AN article claims the Mirage subcompact hatchback and the Mirage G4 (the sedan model) will see their U.S. manufacturing finish someday in late 2025, with no plans for a brand new technology. Nonetheless, if that timeline is correct, it is doable the nameplate may survive for not less than yet another mannequin yr after 2024, which is at present on sale. Automotive and Driver reached out to Jeremy Barnes, Mitsubishi’s North American spokesman, who declined to touch upon the state of affairs.
With the Mirage set to go away the U.S. market, that can go away only a few choices for purchasers looking for a brand new automobile round $20,000—not to mention beneath that worth. At present, the Nissan Versa owns the title of least expensive new automobile, with the 2023 mannequin beginning at simply over $17K with the usual guide transmission. Then once more, judging by the Mirage’s dwindling gross sales quantity, it is doable it will not be sorely missed.
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