Mitsubishi will reportedly add a sedan model to its light car range in 2015, to be sold alongside the Mirage hatch already available in Australia.
Details are thin on the ground, but reports out of the US this week suggest that dealers there have been shown images of the production model.
The carmaker would appear to have confirmed plans, telling industry paper Automotive News that it is "looking into introducing a small, entry-level sedan to the United States market".
It is likely that the new sedan will be a production version of the G4 concept shown in Shanghai and Bangkok this year.
Like the Mirage, the G4 is powered by a 1.2 litre three-cylinder petrol engine, matched to a CVT automatic transmission sending power to the front wheels.
The G4 also features a new version of Mitsubishi's Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution construction, which Mitsubishi claims is the strongest and lightest of its sort in the light-car segment.
The Mirage has proven popular in Australia, with 3244 sold this year to the end of April, but still short of segment leaders, the ageing but popular Mazda2 (5919 sales), the new Toyota Yaris (4891) and the Suzuki Swift (3727).
Watch for the G4 to make a production debut in the next year.