While the Mirage G4 has been around for a long time, it’s still one of the best-selling Mitsubishi-made models in the Philippines. It’s so popular in fact, that it accounts for 23 percent of Mitsubishi Philippines’ total sales in 2020.
So, what is it about the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 that’s so desirable? What makes it so popular? Well, Mitsubishi itself has provided us with four reasons as to why this sedan is an ideal car.
Simplicity is King
Since the Mirage G4’s global debut in 2013, it hasn't changed that much in terms of appearance. Sure, the Thai market now has the facelifted version, but the current one in the Philippine market still retains the clean, understated look that it debuted with.
That said, we can say the people have grown to love its exterior design. The 15-inch alloy wheels on the top-spec variant are sized just right, and the overall shape of the car is aerodynamic.
The Mirage G4 is simple, but it does have its charms
Then there’s Mirage G4’s 1.2-liter gasoline naturally aspirated inline-3 engine. It’s small, sure, but its 77 horsepower and 100 Nm of torque are more than enough for driving on Philippine roads and highways.
The Mirage G4 can even handle road bumps and unpaved roads due to having 170 mm of ground clearance. An impressive amount when compared to other cars in its segment.
Comfort and security
For safety, the Mirage G4 comes standard with anti-lock braking with electronic brake-force distribution and dual front airbags. For added convenience, the top-spec GLS also has coming home lights. How this works is the headlamps will stay on for 60 seconds then automatically shuts off.
This way, you won’t stumble around in your dark garage or driveway while making your way to your house.
Inside, the Mirage G4 provides room for five adults. Legroom and headroom are generous, which of course means that this Mitsubishi sedan could be ideal for long trips. Its occupants are also entertained by a seven-inch touchscreen that can connect via aux, USB, or Bluetooth.
The well-arranged interior of the Mirage G4
According to Mitsubishi, the Mirage G4’s 1.2-liter inline-3 MIVEC engine can achieve a fuel efficiency of 23km/l. This makes the car ideal for tackling stop-and-go traffic, and for stints outside the city.
And speaking of trips to the province, the trunk of the Mirage G4 can fit up to 45 liters of cargo.
Built by Filipino hands
Of course, we have to acknowledge the fact that the Mirage G4 is proudly Filipino built. As such, the car is a symbol of our world-class craftsmanship. The Mitsubishi plant in Sta. Rosa, Laguna also provides jobs to more than 1,000 people, thus driving forward our economic growth.
Fuel-efficiency, comfort, practicality, and affordability in one neat package
Currently, the Mitsubishi G4’s price ranges from Php 735,000 to Php 869,000. So, if you’re looking for a practical daily driver that won’t let you down, we urge you to consider this Mitsubishi-made sedan.
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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>
Cesar G.B. Miguel