By Asian Journal Auto Editor

Mitsubishi’s 2020 lineup at the recent Montréal International Auto Show offering a glimpse of how the brand is transforming. Main highlights of the restyled Mitsubishi Mirage include: New front and rear design, refined interior, including available seven-inch Smartphone-link Display Audio Screen with available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™. New advanced safety features: Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, and Automatic High Beam. In the interior, drivers and passengers will enjoy more refinement with new fabrics and a large 7” Smartphone-link Audio Display system with available Apple CarPlay and Android AutoTM.

Mirage comes equipped with a wide array of safety features and technologies including seven airbag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), Hill Start Assist, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, Active Stability Control and Mitsubishi Motors’ patented high-tech Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) impact-absorbing safety cell technology. In the event of a collision, the RISE system’s energy-absorbing body structure helps to dissipate kinetic energy away from the driver and passengers. New for Model Year 2021, Mitsubishi is introducing advanced safety features including: Forward Collision Mitigation system (FCM) with Pedestrian Detection and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) – LDW uses an onboard camera to monitor lane position in front of the vehicle, audibly and visually alerting the driver if it detects the vehicle unintentionally leaving its lane.

The 2021 Mirage continues to utilize a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder DOHC engine featuring the latest version of Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) variable valve-timing system that maximizes fuel efficiency and power output while greatly minimizing exhaust emissions. Mirage offers drivers a standard and efficient inline-three-cylinder engine that produces 78 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 74 lb.-ft torque at 4,000 rpm. The current Mitsubishi Mirage offers fuel economy of 6.6/5.6/6.2* city/highway/combined L/100 km when equipped with the optional continuously variable transmission (CVT). It is the leading fuel efficient gas-powered non-hybrid vehicle on the road in Canada, according to 2020 Natural Resources of Canada (NRCAN) Fuel Efficiency Ratings. All Mitsubishi Motors vehicles are backed by one of the world’s best warranties 10-year or 160,000 km limited powertrain warranty and a five-year or 100,000 km limited new vehicle warranty along with five years, unlimited mileage roadside assistance.

Standing alongside the new Mirage is the full suite of Mitsubishi Motors nameplates. Here’s what’s new for 2020: The RVR CUV is redesigned for 2020, Mitsubishi Motors top-selling nameplate benefits from a new design featuring Mitsubishi Motors’ signature Dynamic Shield design, LED front and rear lights, and rear design refinement inside and out. Include a standard 8” Smartphone Link Display Audio system with standard Apple CarPlay and Android AutoTM. Coveted technology like All-Wheel Control and high-demand safety features such as rear-traffic alert and blind spot warning are now available on lower price lines. Heated steering wheel has been added to the GT AWC price line.

RVR also introduces a Limited Edition price line in 2020 based off last year’s Black Edition model including a black headliner and heated steering wheel now in four colours: Pearl White, Titanium Grey, Labrador Black and Red Diamond. Starting MSRP is $22,998.

2020 Outlander: The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander enters 2020 with increased driver assistance and safety equipment, new infotainment technology and added luxuries such as standard Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive system and standard three-row seating on all price lines. A new 8” Smartphone Link Display Audio System contributes to a more dynamic interior as does new available seat fabric and high-demand safety features previously only available on the GT price line: Forward Collision Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Departure Warning. Drivers looking for a more exhilarating driving experience can choose Outlander’s popular 3.0-litre V6 engine that delivers 224 horsepower. Starting MSRP² is $29,998.

Inspired by the popular Black Edition of previous years, Outlander launches a Limited Edition model with more colors: 18-inch black-painted alloy wheels, Front and Rear black skid plate styling, Black Grille, LED Fog lamps, Power liftgate and Black Headliner.

2020 Outlander PHEV is Canada’s top-selling plug-in hybrid SUV in Canada based on 2019 sales. In 2020, Outlander PHEV receives a new 8” Smartphone Link Display Audio system as standard on all price lines and additional refinement at the GT level with leather appointed seats with a diamond-quilted pattern. Red Diamond is also now available for Outlander PHEV. Starting MSRP is $43,998.

The New Limited Edition Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the brand’s stylish and dynamic cross-over utility enters the 2020 model year with a high style, high value new Limited Edition, based off last year’s Black Edition. Starting MSRP for Eclipse Cross is $29,298, Eclipse Cross Limited Edition S-AWC is $31,298.