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Mitsubishi Mirage withdraws from the Japanese market in its current form

The city-friendly sixth-generation Mitsubishi Mirage has ended its career in the Japanese market. The company’s consumer website notes that production has ended, and the news fuels speculation that the hatchback will soon be withdrawn from the US market.

“Because the Mirage is out of production, we may not be able to meet the customer’s body requirements. coloroptions, etc. Please contact our sales staff for details”, notice read. Interestingly, the end of production is not announced on Mitsubishi’s US website.

While Mirage is overshadowed by Mitsubishi crossovers and SUVs in the United States, a market that has traditionally disliked small hatchbacks, but it’s relatively popular in some Asian markets and there’s nothing to suggest that sluggish sales have caused the company’s demise. it. Current generation model received a new exterior design and additional tech features for 2021, but it entered production in April 2012 as a hatchback and in June 2013 as a sedan so it is already quite old in the car years — looks like the Mirage has reached the end of its natural life.

It’s still too early to say what’s next; Our spies have yet to detect a new Mirage test. We know that in some markets, Mitsubishi will soon revive the heritage-marked Colt nameplate on a hatchback related to the Renault Clio, but we wouldn’t be surprised if the Mirage exists in this form or form. is different. The Clio is about 8 inches longer and 5 inches wider than the Mirage so the Colt won’t land as a direct replacement.

Similarly, what this means for Mirage’s career in the United States is at this point unclear.

“Mirage remains an integral part of our US product line at this time,” a company spokesperson said. auto blog.

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