Mitsubishi just announced one of their reveals at this year’s 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, which also just proves how lazy the automaker is getting with trying to remain competitive.
Meet the Mitsubishi Mirage Rockford Fosgate Edition, essentially a near-fully equipped Mirage with a fancy radio–the perfect option you’d need to distract yourself from making the choice to buy a new Mirage.
It starts life as a Mirage DE spec, meaning it comes with a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, and cruise control. But wait! Alloy wheels and special edition badging are also standard, because, who would want steelies and hubcaps with a radio system that’s probably worth more than the car?
Speaking of which, this special edition Mirage comes with a 300-watt Rockford Fosgate ecoPUNCH sound system, with dual 6.5-inch long-throw subwoofers, and a 300-watt Class-D ecoPUNCH amplifier with Digital Signal Processing, for what is most likely the most interesting thinga bout the car.
Auto climate control is standard, along with piano black trim and keyless entry, with power windows and a split-folding rear-seat.
Prices start at $14,945, which is quite expensive for a high-end sound system on wheels–oh, yea, we forgot there was the rest of the car too…
Check out the press release below.
Mitsubishi Motors Announces 2015 Mirage Rockford Fosgate Edition /
October 29, 2015 —CYPRESS, Calif.
- The new Edition features custom-engineered 300-watt premium audio system
- Starting MSRP of $14,945
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) today announced a new trim to the fuel-efficient 2015 Mirage, the Rockford Fosgate® Edition. Already the most fuel-efficient, non-hybrid, gasoline powered vehicle available in America today with a combined fuel economy of 40 mpg, the Rockford Fosgate Edition adds a custom-engineered premium audio system and other features to offer consumers a high-end model in a sub-compact car. The new Edition features a starting MSRP of $14,945.
The Rockford Fosgate Edition starts with the Mirage DE and adds a 300-Watt, Rockford Fosgate ecoPUNCH™ sound system, steering audio control, Bluetooth® hands free phone system and audio, cruise control, leather wrapped steering wheel, alloy wheels and special badging. Custom-engineered to match the interior and acoustics of the Mirage, the audio system’s advanced features include:
- Newly developed, dual 6.5-inch long-throw ecoPUNCH subwoofer system in Mirage-specific molded acoustic suspension type enclosure to allow the driver and passengers to “feel” the music
- Highly efficient, 300 Watt Class-D ecoPUNCH amplifier with full Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and featuring a proprietary discrete MOSFET subwoofer amplifier channel to deliver effortless power with low distortion
Standard features include automatic climate control, high-gloss piano black center console trim, rear spoiler, keyless entry with panic alarm, tilt steering, power windows with driver’s side auto-up/down, variable intermittent wipers, convenient split folding rear seat, rear seat heater ducts, body-colored power side mirrors, door handles and tailgate handle, plus many other welcome features.
“Rockford Fosgate is one of the most recognized and coveted audio systems in the automotive industry and we’re excited to offer this package in a segment that doesn’t typically offer premium audio systems,” said MMNA executive vice president, Don Swearingen. “With its remarkable affordability, fuel efficiency and an industry-leading warranty, this new audio package for the 2015 Mirage warrants strong consideration amongst car buyers.”
About Rockford Corporation
Setting the standard for excellence in the audio industry, Rockford Corporation develops and distributes high-performance audio systems for the mobile audio aftermarket and OEM market. Headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., Rockford Corporation is a publicly traded company and markets its products under eight brands: Rockford Fosgate®, Rockford Acoustic Design™, Lightning Audio®, Crimestopper®, Blaupunkt®, Brax™, Helix™, and Renegade™. For more information, please visit: www.rockfordfosgate.com, www.rockfordacousticdesign.com, www.lightningaudio.com, www.crimestopper.com, www.blaupunkt.com, www.braxhifi.com, www.helixhifi.com and www.renegadecaraudio.com.
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– By: Chris Chin