Front and centre the new Mirage wears a restyled front, with new front bumper and chrome-ringed grille, new headlights, and a new bonnet with a prominent power-dome.
At the rear, a new bumper design and rear spoiler, plus new wheel-designs round out the package. The restyled Mirage also offers a slightly improved coefficient of drag, down to 0.27.
On the inside the Mirage picks up new seat fabrics, a new instrument cluster, and a new steering wheel design shared with the Outlander and ASX. High-end models also pick up a 300-watt Rockford-Fosgate audio system, plus Smartphone Link Display Audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
New gloss black trim-highlights, and a redesigned ventilation control panel (with climate control for the top-spec GT model) round out the changes.
Powertrain changes for the North American Mirage see power figures bumped up to from 55 to 58kW for the 1.2 litre three-cylinder engine - the Australian delivered Mirage produces 57kW.
Spring and damper rates have been adjusted, and the front disc and rear drum brakes have both received an increase in diameter.
Locally, the updated Mirage hatch is expected to arrive in the first half of 2016, with the full extent of the changes made to Australian delivered vehicles expected to be revealed closer to launch.