It is no surprise that the sales numbers of most car brands around the world went down as economies collapsed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Amid the new normal, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) still managed to retain the second spot in the top-selling car brands category in the country with 37,366 units sold last year.
The Mitsubishi Mirage G4
In a report by Visor PH, the biggest contributor of MMPC last year is the Mirage G4 with 8,638 units sold, accounting for 23 percent of the total sales. One can expect that the Mirage G4 was chosen by many Filipino car buyers since it offers excellent fuel consumption rating, affordable pricing that starts at Php 735,000, and ample interior and cargo space.
Enabling the Mirage G4’s reputable fuel consumption rating is its 1.2-liter inline-3 gasoline engine good for 77 hp and 100 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to either a 5-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission (CVT), depending on the variant. Overall, the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 comes with a 21 km/L fuel consumption as claimed by Mitsubishi.
The Mirage G4 offers practicality, reliability, and affordability
Meanwhile, the Mitsubishi Mirage G4’s hatchback sibling, the Mirage, managed to sell 555 units only. The second runner up in MMPC’s 2020 sales figures is the Mitsubishi L300 with 6,791 units sold. The Mitsubishi L300 likely gained more traction in the local market as local businesses needed mobility to move their goods in the new normal amid the quarantine restrictions.
Here is the sales breakdown of each Mitsubishi vehicles last year as shared by Visor PH:
- Mirage G4 – 8,638
- L300 – 6,791
- Xpander – 6,136
- Montero Sport – 5,775
- Strada – 4,958
- Xpander Cross – 4,307
- Mirage – 555
- Pajero – 200
- Outlander PHEV – 6
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Know more about Mitsubishi Mirage G4 2021
<p>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 Philippine market, there are 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.</p>