Mitsubishi Philippines has finally brought in the updated version of the Mirage G4 sedan. It now bears a new, more modern-looking face, and it even has the marque’s signature Dynamic Shield design. But how is the new Mirage G4 different from the older outgoing version? Were there any improvements made to its onboard features? Let’s find out by comparing the refreshed Mitsubishi Mirage G4 versus the outgoing model.
The old Mirage G4 (left) and the new Mirage G4 (right)
Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Old vs New: Exterior
As mentioned, the biggest change for the updated Mirage G4 is its front fascia. Compared to the old Mirage G4, it looks more modern and has a degree of sportiness to it as well. Its Dynamic Shield design also makes the Mirage G4 model itself more congruent with other Mitsubishi car models in the country.
The new Mirage G4 (left) and the old outgoing version (right) from the rear
Of note, the halogen headlamps and the hood for the new model also became sharper in order to accommodate the new face. The top-of-the-line GLS trim also gets front fog lamps just like the outgoing model.
While the side didn’t see many changes, there are also subtle differences on the car’s rear end. In particular, the older Mirage G4 had a smoother and more round rear bumper. In contrast, the new model has more character lines and sharper angles. The new model retains the third brake lamp found on the older version, while the reflectors are now oriented vertically, in contrast with the horizontal ones on the outgoing version.
The new Mirage G4 (right) can be had with prominent side skirts right off the showroom
Other than that, the rear tail lamps appear to look the same. It even gets the same silver trim on the trunk. Its overall dimensions were also retained, with the car still measuring 4,305mm long, 1,670mm wide, and 1,515mm in height.
Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Old vs New: Interior
Like on the outgoing model, the new Mirage G4 can seat up to five occupants. Most of the shapes and designs inside the car also remain unchanged. Furthermore, its top-spec GLS CVT variant still has a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel, a push-to-start button, a tilt adjustable steering column, and automatic air-conditioning.
The old Mirage G4's interior
In turn, the mid-spec GLX CVT and GLX MT variants still come standard with manual air-conditioning, as well as a urethane steering wheel. Then again, the new car also gets a center armrest as standard for its rear seats, same as the original G4.
The new Mirage G4's rear seats
Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Old vs New: Tech and Safety
One big improvement for the new Mirage G4’s on-board tech, however, is its infotainment system. Specifically, all variants now come standard with a seven-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. On the GLS, it is linked to four speakers, whereas the GLX trims only have a four-piece speaker set. However, do remember that the pre-facelift GLX only came with two speakers.
The new Mirage G4's front cabin
To compare, the old Mirage G4 GLS used a 6.75-inch head unit with auxiliary input, USB, and iPod connectivity. The GLX CVT in turn came with a seven-inch head unit with Mirror Link, and the GLX MT was only available with a 2-DIN head unit.
Moving on to safety, the new Mirage G4 offers marginal improvements. As with the older version, only the GLS has anti-lock braking with electronic brake-force distribution, though ISOFIX child seat tethers and keyless entry are now standard on all trims. And like the outgoing Mirage G4, it does get dual front airbags for all trims.
The Mirage G4's cockpit. Not much different eh?
The new Mirage G4 GLS also has a reverse camera, welcome home lights, and a remote trunk opener. All of which the older version didn’t get.
Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Old vs New: Engine
Under the hood, the facelifted Mirage G4 retains the same 1.2-liter inline-3 gasoline engine that the outgoing version used. It can still make up to 76 horsepower and 100 Nm of torque, and it can still be paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) or five-speed manual depending on the variant.
The new Mirage G4 uses the same 1.2-liter inline-3 gasoline
Furthermore, the new Mirage G4 uses the same MacPherson strut front suspension and torsion beam rear end. The brakes likewise, remain to be ventilated front discs, with leading and trailing drums for the rear. The hand-operated manual parking brake was also retained.
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As of its launch, the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 has three variants. The Mirage GLS CVT is priced at Php 899,000, the Mirage G4 GLX CVT at Php 819,000, and the Mirage GLX MT at Php 769,000.
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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.
Cesar G.B. Miguel