US-Spec Mitsubishi Mirage Will Have 3-Cylinder 1.2L
Usually when superminis are re-engineered for US subcompact consumers, much bigger engines are offered. For example, the Kia Rio gets a 1.6-liter motor, while everywhere else the range stops at 1.4. But the Mirage subcompact will not get a big engine at all.
Instead, it will be offered with the 1.2-liter three-cylinder unit under its hood, which should produce no more than 80 horsepower. Transmission options should include a 5-speed manual or a CVT.
The car is built at Mitsubishi Thailand's Laem Chabang plant and will go on sale in the US in September 2013. We bet you just can’t wait!
Story via Car and Driver