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Did You Know – Mirage - In Charlotte, NC

Did You Know – Mirage - In Charlotte, NC
The Mitsubishi Mirage is one of our favorite cars on the lot at Larry Jay Mitsubishi. It’s efficient, affordable, and full of stylish personality. Get to know this little hatchback with some fun facts below.

Three Doors

The Mitsubishi Mirage debuted its first generation as a three-door hatchback in 1978. It was an efficient option and became Mitsubishi’s entry level vehicle in the states.


The Mitsubishi Mirage ran through five generations before the introduction of the Mitsubishi Colt, a new five-door hatchback, which led to the demise of the Mirage. The Colt became the new go-to, affordable hatchback option.

The Return

In 2012, the Colt was reborn as the Mitsubishi Mirage once again. The sixth generation of the Mitsubishi Mirage made its debut at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show.


In 2014, the Mitsubishi Mirage was one of two non-hybrid cars to make it onto Forbes magazine's “12 Greenest Cars of 2014” list. The current model of the Mitsubishi MIrage gets up to 43 mpg on the highway.*

Loved in the Philippines

A few years back, the Mitsubishi Mirage was named "2012–2013 Car of the Year" by the Car Awards Group in the Philippines. A local publication praised the compact hatch as the perfect option for young couples on a budget.
*EPA mileage estimate. Actual mileage may vary.

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