Mitsubishi is showing their commitment to the United States by introducing the 2017 Mirage at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Mitsubishi is showing their commitment to the United States market by introducing the 2017 Mirage at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Set to arrive at U.S. dealerships next spring, the facelifted Mirage features modified bumpers, a more prominent grille, and redesigned headlights.  The model also boasts a new hood, restyled fog lights, a rear spoiler, and updated wheels.

The interior has been refreshed with a new steering wheel, a revised instrument cluster, and upgraded upholstery.  There are also several new options including a 300-watt Rockford-Fosgate audio system and a new infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

Power is provided by an upgraded 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine that has been equipped with a "roller-type" camshaft.  This modification doesn't sound like much but it increases the output to 78 bhp (58 kW) and 74 lb-ft (100 Nm) torque.

Besides featuring an upgraded engine, the 2017 Mirage has a stiffer chassis and a retuned suspension with new spring and damper rates.  The car also gains an improved braking system with larger discs and a new pad/shoe material for better stopping performance.

In terms of safety, the 2017 Mirage features seven air bags, anti-lock brakes, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System and Active Stability Control.

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