Mitsubishi Mirage to skip 2016 model year

An upgraded version will debut in Spring 2016 as 2017 model.

The Mitsubishi Mirage compact will not be available for the 2016 model year. However, reports of its demise are (perhaps somewhat, perhaps not) exaggerated, for the company vows it will return with upgrades for 2017.

It's an odd strategy, but Mitsubishi Motors will pause the hatchback for one year and release a 2017 model in spring of 2016, reports Car and Driver. The upgrades will have something to do with the powertrain and chassis, but exactly what they are the company isn't saying.

Until then, the company will continue to sell the 2015 Mirage, of which there is no shortage of supply. That way, it can skip federalization of the 2016 model and jump straight into 2017.

As has been reported, Mitsubishi will like bring the Mirage G4, a sedan variant, to the US for 2017 as well, bolstering its push to sell the most bare-bones, no-nonsense transportation available for sale. At the same time, Chrysler will likely begin selling a rebadged variation in Mexico and China as well.

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