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
The new Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is the sedan sibling of the Mirage hatchback. It is Mitsubishi's entry in the subcompact sedan segment. The cabin space of this sedan is the same with its hatchback version, but with more spacious trunk space. The body configuration of the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is perfect for most Filipino car buyers who are looking for a sedan but has the distinctive characteristics of the Mirage hatchback – value for money and fuel efficiency. Although the Mirage G4 is not as trendy looking as its five-door counterpart, the mature sedan has an advantage in terms of practicality, thanks to its big trunk and longer wheelbase. For 2018, the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 got a restyled extended rear bumper and new taillight. In terms of safety, this sedan features an anti-lock braking system and dual airbags present on all variants. Stepping inside the Mirage G4, occupants will be welcomed by a black interior accompanied by black fabric seats. A standard 2-DIN form factor infotainment system is also featured in the sedan's cabin. A touch screen is available depending on the trim-level. Sound is transmitted through two speakers for GLX variant and four speakers for GLS. All head units have auxiliary input and Bluetooth capability. Under the hood, a 1.2L gasoline engine, in-line 3-cylinder 12-valve DOHC, powers the Mitsubishi Mirage G4. This engine pumps out 77 horsepower and 100 Newton-meter of torque. The power is delivered to the front wheels either by a CVT or five-speed manual transmission.
Cesar G.B. Miguel