The 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is finally here, entering the market with a new design that is highlighted by the integration of the brand’s Dynamic Shield fascia. With this, the race in the local subcompact sedan segment should be more exciting considering, that most of the Mirage G4’s rivals recently received updates as well.
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Mitsubishi Motor Philippines Corporation (MMPC) is offering the new Mirage G4 with three variants, namely the base GLX M/T, GLX CVT, and top-spec GLS CVT. So, if you are considering being one of the first owners of the refreshed model, here’s a guide to the differences among the three variants.
Mitsubishi Mirage Variants: Exterior
All Mitsubishi Mirage G4 variants come with dimensions of 4,305 mm in length, 1,670 mm in width, and 1,515 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,550 mm. It also offers a ground clearance of 170mm which is relatively high in its class.
It showcases the brand's Dynamic Shield
The differences on the exterior can be found on the front fascia. Although all variants get the Dynamic Shield treatment and multi-reflector halogen headlamps, only the top-spec GLS is installed with fog lamps. Another standard feature is the 185/55 R15 alloy wheels with a spare wheel inside the trunk.
A noteworthy upgrade
To improve functionality, the Mirage G4 GLS is equipped with Welcome Home and Coming Home features which briefly turn the headlamps on when the driver is approaching and leaving the vehicle. These can be used in poorly lit areas, as well as when looking for the vehicle in a parking spot.
Mitsubishi Mirage Variants: Interior
Moving to the interior, there’s not a lot of differences among the three variants. The new Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is designed with a black interior theme with a headliner finished in a light color which creates an appealing contrast. This is complemented by three cup holders in the center console and two more in the rear center armrest.
Interior view of the Mitsubishi Mirage G4
The new model is now equipped with a Smart Phone Link Display Audio (SDA) 7-inch touchscreen as standard. It supports various connectivity options such as Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. However, only the top-spec GLS gets four speakers, while the rest of the variants come with two only in the front.
To help drivers focus on the road, the 3-spoke steering wheel comes with an audio remote control switch and voice command with a hands-free switch. The GLS variant benefits from a leather-wrapped steering wheel, while the GLX variants are finished in urethane.
An ideal daily driver
And lastly, the GLX variants come with a manual climate control system, while the top-of-the-line variant gets a single-zone automatic climate control system.
Mitsubishi Mirage Variants: Engine and Performance
The refreshed subcompact sedan is powered by a 1.2-liter 3-cylinder MIVEC gasoline engine capable of generating 76 hp and 100 Nm of torque. Both the mid-spec GLX and top-spec GLS use an INVECS-III Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), while the base GLX gets a 5-speed manual transmission.
A carried over engine
While all variants of the Mirage G4 are equipped with keyless entry, only the GLS variant exclusively comes with an engine push button start system.
As for the performance capabilities, standard braking features include 14-inch ventilated front discs, 8-inch leading and trailing rear drum brakes, an 8-inch master vacuum brake booster, and a brake override system. Also standard are MacPherson Strut Coil Spring Stabilizer and Torsion Beam for the suspension system.
Mitsubishi Mirage Variants: Safety
Safety-wise, the Mirage G4 GLS gets the upper hand as it offers an anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), immobilizer, rearview camera, and emergency stop signal. The emergency stop signal flashes the taillights in the event of hard braking, improving safety on the road.
The Mirage G4 GLS gets the most out of safety
Meanwhile, standard safety features across all variants include front SRS airbags for the driver and passenger, child-proof door locks, ISOFIX child restraints, tether anchors, and side-impact beams.
Mitsubishi Mirage Variants: Price
Mitsubishi Mirage variants
Mirage G4 GLX M/T
Mirage G4 GLX CVT
Mirage G4 GLS CVT
Mitsubishi Mirage Variants: Conclusion
In conclusion, the new 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is still designed to make it an affordable and practical option in the market, while integrating few upgrades that help step up its game. If those are the characteristics that you are looking for in your next vehicle, then the base GLX M/T can be your go-to variant.
Ready to put up a good fight
The Mirage G4 GLX M/T offers features that should be enough to make it a practical daily driver. Plus, the new model is equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard which enhances the driving experience even if you got the baseline variant. If you are not a fan of a manual gearbox, then you might consider upgrading to the mid-spec GLX CVT variant.
To benefit from more safety and comfort features, then the Mirage G4 GLS CVT might be your next sedan. It offers amenities that will help make your daily drive more bearable. This is, however, if you are up for the price tag that is Php 130,000 higher than the base variant.
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Know more about Mitsubishi Mirage G4 2021
The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is the sedan version of the Mirage hatchback. They both share a lot of mechanical components, and they even use the same 1.2-liter inline-3 gasoline engine. In the Philippines, Japanese car brand Mitsubishi markets three variants of the Mirage G4 sedan. The top-spec trim is the GLS, and the mid-range trim is the GLX. These two come with a continously variable transmission (CVT). The entry-level trim is also called a GLX but it has a five-speed manual gearbox instead. At most, the aforementioned 1.2-liter engine, which drives this model's front wheels, can produce up to 77 horsepower and 100 Nm of torque.