New York Auto Show: 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV & Mirage G4

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The Japanese automaker has used the New York International Auto Show as the venue to present in front of the wide audience the 2017 Outlander PHEV plug in hybrid version and the 2017 Mirage G4.

The crossover model is scheduled to reach United States dealerships sometimes this fall and the plug in hybrid version comes with the same familiar design as seen on the latest iteration of the Outlander compact sport utility vehicle – the minor differentiators are the special badges located on the front fenders and rear liftgate. Mitsubishi has not discussed the model too much either than confirming it will pack an infotainment system that has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality and a wide array of safety and assistance systems. The plug-in hybrid powertrain uses a 2.0-liter petrol engine, two electric motors, and a 12 kilowatt hour lithium-ion battery pack.

Moving on, the 2017 Mirage G4 might be more interesting to conscious buyers as it comes to fill the slot of an affordable subcompact sedan. The no-frills small four-door sedan should also go easy on the wallet and the Mirage G4 is practically the sedan variant of the hatchback – albeit this time around the trunk capacity should be much higher (Mitsubishi was light on details). The G4 uses the same three-cylinder 1.2-liter gasoline engine churning out 78 horsepower and 74 pound-feet of torque and it has been linked to the front wheels via either a standard five-speed manual gearbox or an optional continuously variable transmission. The basic sedan does come equipped with nice amenities such as smartphone integration with support for both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and a five-year / 60,000-mile warranty.