After skipping the 2016 model year, the Mitsubishi Mirage is back in business, following its debut at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show that stretched from November 20th through November 29th. Several improvements were made to the Mirage, including a sleek new look and technology updates. The company hopes that Mitsubishi Mirage drivers will belong to a younger demographic when the vehicle rolls out in dealer lots sometime next year.

Mitsubishi’s lineup, and particularly the Mirage, have been redesigned to have a more unified look while appealing more to American tastes and sensibilities. The 2017 Mirage itself is small and engineered to have optimized handling, making it an excellent city car on tight roads in high-traffic conditions. The Mirage is also the first vehicle from Mitsubishi to feature smartphone connectivity systems like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

The company believes that Mitsubishi Mirage drivers will be beginners who need a reliable car with good handling. The technology updates alongside the new 300-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system add extra incentive for younger buyers who need increased entertainment features and smartphone connectivity.