2021 Mitsubishi Mirage: Expectations and what we know so far

Updated Feb 02, 2021 | Same topic: Car Sneak Peeks, Teasers, & Rumors

The Mirage won’t be changing for 2021, but that’s not a bad thing. 

2021 Mitsubishi Mirage: What we know so far 

Small cars are still sold in droves here in the Philippines. That said, the Mitsubishi Mirage is currently one of the popular vehicles in the local subcompact hatchback segment. More likely than not, many car buyers in the Philippines are waiting for Mitsubishi to update the said model. 

Drive on to independence with the Mitsubishi Mirage.

Of note, a facelifted Mirage is already available in other markets in the ASEAN region. However, the said facelifted model is yet to reach the Philippine market, and Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) is yet to say anything about bringing it in.  

As such, we’re certain that the 2021 Mirage that we have now won’t be changing anytime soon. So, what can we expect from the Mitsubishi-made car in 2021? 

A picture of the facelifted Mitsubishi Mirage Hatch

The facelifted Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback

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2021 Mitsubishi Mirage: Exterior 

As a carry-over, the Mirage hatchback isn’t likely to change in 2021. So, it still has the same understated, but youthful look it received during its last facelift in 2015. It also retains the same compact dimensions, meaning that it’s still one of the best options for a daily driver in the city. 

A picture of the Mirage hatchback on a road

The current, Philippine-spec Mirage hatch

Do note that the Mirage did get some exterior improvements in 2017. Those, however, were exclusive to the GLS hatchback trim, which has been discontinued.

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2021 Mitsubishi Mirage: Interior 

Inside, the Mirage hatch can fit in up to five people. It still features the same 6.75-inch touchscreen that’s capable of connecting via USB, Bluetooth, and is iPod compatible. However, there are some added features that we would like to be integrated into the Mirage such as a reverse camera, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.  

A look into the Mirage hatchback's interior

It's simple, but its sufficiently roomy and comfortable

2021 Mitsubishi Mirage: Engine and Performance 

Propelling the Mitsubishi Mirage is a 1.2-liter DOHC MIVEC inline-3 gasoline engine. It’s the same engine the model had since 2012, and it’s the same power unit found on the 2020 facelift. It’s old, but it has more than proven itself when it comes to driving here in the Philippines. 

At the most, this three-banger can produce up to 77 horsepower and 100 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a continuously variable transmission or a five-speed manual depending on the variant.

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2021 Mitsubishi Mirage: Safety 

Standard on the Mirage hatch is the following safety features, dual front airbags, child-proof locks, anti-lock braking with electronic brake distribution, security alarm, and immobilizer.

2021 Mitsubishi Mirage: Final Thoughts 

As a model, the sixth-gen Mirage is a relatively old model. It’s been around since 2012 with only slight changes done to its mechanical bits. It’s eight years old, and in the automotive world, that’s a bit ancient. Regardless, the Mirage hatchback is still one of the best subcompact cars that you can buy today. As we’ve said, it has proven itself to be a capable car in the Philippine setting.

A picture of the side of the Mirage hatch

After all these years, the Mirage is still a great looking hatchback

With regards to the facelifted version, it still retains much of the mechanicals of the currently available version. In other words, it still has the same qualities that make the current Mirage one of the popular vehicles in the local subcompact hatchback segment.

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2021 Mitsubishi Mirage: Expected Price 

As mentioned in the January 2021 Philippine car price movements article, MMPC decided to increase the prices for the Mirage. Currently, its price tag sits at Php 704,000 for the GLX 1.2 MT, and Php 765,000 for the GLX 1.2 CVT. 

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Mitsubishi Mirage

<p>The Mitsubishi Mirage is a five-door hatchback classified as a city car. In the Philippine market, this Mitsubishi-made model can fit up to five passengers including a driver. It is powered by a 1.2-liter inline-3 gasoline engine capable of making up to 77 horsepower and 100 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front-wheels&nbsp; either by a continously variable transmission, or a five-speed manual transmission. The same engine is shared with the Mirage G4 sedan. For that matter, its sedan brother also shares a majority of components found on the Mirage hatchback.</p>

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Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

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