Mitsubishi boss confirms new Mirage US-bound : Autoblog Well, I'd consider this a relative surprise. With sales tanking in the US, and their only real boon being the Outlander and the Evolution, Mitsubishi is planning on bringing the new Mirage to the US... A brand name that hasn't been seen in the US since 2002. Although it was a model designation that certainly didn't hold muster, a highly competitive B-Segment might be the right way to re-invigorate sales. Maybe. Based on what I can gather, the Thai-built car is taking a Nissan-style approach to affordable motoring which means that, more than likely, you'll get a lower-rent interior with some decent standard equipment at a bargain basement price. The top-tier engine, however, is a three-cylinder unit with less than 80 BHP on tap and a CVT transmission. I'm not sold on that being something that people would grab onto in the US, and my only assumption would be that Mitsubishi would find a way to get a four-cylinder from the current Colt into one of these. Still, we've got a market that is dominated with a bunch of clever vehicles. From the current (and recently face-lifted) Ford Fiesta, to the enthusiast favorite Mazda 2, the ever-so-practical Honda Fit, and the shockingly good Chevrolet Sonic. The Mitsubishi better be good to make a name for itself. As much as Nissan likes to tout that the Versa is the cheapest entry into the market, it is nowhere near as good as it's competitors, absurdly large rear seat and cheap price be damned. Even worse, the resale value of these cars will likely be abysmal. I couldn't imagine picking one up brand new to see their value nearly halved within two years. Any takers on this? Would this make you want to get into a Mitsubishi again?