Mitsubishi Mirage sedan concept sporting A-Class headlamps, Sunny doors teased before Bangkok premiere
Posted on: Mar 9, 2013 - 2:34pm IST
The Concept G4 previews a new compact sedan Mitsubishi plans to sell globally. The press release explains the car as having “headlamps and rear combination lamps to create a frontal visage with a commanding presence and a tail end which leaves a sharp impression as it drives off into the distance.”
The compact sedan is described as having a short nose, interior space that is the “most generous” in its class and “very sleek” aerodynamics. Is it us or do you see a tinge of A Class in the concept’s headlights?
The G4 has a RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body and a class leading fuel efficiency. Its powered by a 1.2-liter MIVEC engine paired to a CVT. This powertrain combination is familiar to those who have driven the Mirage hatchback.
Mitsubishi explains the cabin as having a high hip point and large door openings along with generous rear seat leg space. The downward kink at the rear window is reminiscent of the Nissan Sunny, which perhaps has the widest rear door in its segment.
Though Mitsubishi won’t say it, the Concept G4 is the preview of the sedan version of the Mirage. Whether Mitsubishi will do a Sunny (extending the wheelbase of the hatch sibling and styling it differently) or use Honda’s formula (use the hatch to just stick on a boot) can be verified accurately only on the 25th of this month. The Mirage is Mitsubishi’s global sedan that was launched in South East Asia at first, followed by other parts of the world including Europe.