Mirage: This subcompact hatchback got a refresh for the 2017 model year that includes new interior and exterior styling and refinement. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are optional. A re-engineered Mirage should bow in 2019, using a new 1.1-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine.
Mirage G4: When the refreshedMirage hatchback returned, it brought a cousin: the G4. This new subcompact sedan uses the same powertrain as the Mirage: a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine and either a five-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission. Like the Mirage hatch, the G4 likely will be re-engineered around 2019 with the 1.1-liter turbo.
Lancer: One of the oldest surviving Mitsubishi models in the U.S., it has a limited life ahead of it. It exits our shores after the 2018 model year. A replacement isn’t expected as Mitsubishi focuses on crossovers and PHEVs.
i-MiEV: Mitsubishi’s tiny all-electric hatchback is ancient at this point, yet it soldiers on for the 2017 model year. What comes next is unknown. Mitsubishi’s U.S. arm is in a holding pattern until October, when Nissan’s deal to acquire a 34 percent stake in Mitsubishi is finalized. A new pure EV from Mitsubishi isn’t a matter of if but of “what form?” Bet on a crossover, possibly one that shares components with Nissan’s second-generation Leaf.