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.
The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 first appeared as a concept car at the 2013 Bangkok Auto Show. The said model later reached the Philippines in October 2013, and is currently manufactured at the Japanese brand's plant located at Santa Rosa, Laguna. Of note, the Mirage G4 is the sedan version of the Mirage hatchback. It has more in the way of trunk capacity, and it is significantly longer from front to rear.
On the outside, the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 sedan is longer than its hatchback brother. Nevertheless, it features the same set of exterior features. This includes halogen headlamps, halogen taillights, front foglamps, and a side-mirror with side-repeaters. All variants of this sedan model also comes standard with a set of 15-inch alloy wheels.
The Mitsubishi-sedan can come in several color options. There's Pyrenese Black, Virgil Gray, Sundance Orange, Savanna White, Medium Blue Mica, Majestic Red, Cool Silver, and Wine Red Pearl.
Thanks to its wheelbase, the Mirage G4 for the Philippine market also offers more legroom for its five occupants. It also has a larger cargo capacity of 348-liters.
Keeping this sedan model's occupants cool is a manual air-conditioning system. It also has a decent number of bottle holders and cubby holes for storage. As for its seats, they are all covered in fabric.
For the Mirage G4's driver, the car provides a tilt adjustable steering wheel. The one on the top-spec GLS is wrapped in leather, while the GLX versions is clad in urethane. The driver's seat can also be adjusted for height.
Technology & Safety features
To keep its occupants entertained, the top-spec Mirage G4 GLS variants for the Philippine market is equipped with a 6.75-inch touchscreen display. This headunit is then linked to a four-piece speaker system, and it is capable of connecting via Bluetooth, USB, and Aux-in. It is also iPod compatible, and it can connect to a smartphone via the Mirror Link feature. It also provides offline navigation.
For the two GLX variants, these come with a 2-DIN headunit, which also has Bluetooth, USB, Aux-in, and Ipod connectivity. It is then linked to a two-piece speaker system.
For safety, the Mitsubishi-made sedan comes standard with dual-front airbags, and a brake override system. Only the top-spec GLS comes with anti-lock braking with electronic brake-force distribution, and ISOFIX child seat anchors.
Platform & Chassis
The Mitsubishi Mirage G4 for the Philippines is a four-door sedan, which has a front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout. It has a length of 4,305mm, a width of 1,670mm, and a height of 1,515mm. It also has a ground clearance of 170mm, and a wheelbase length of 2,550mm.
For suspensions, this Mitsubishi model uses a MacPherson strut type front suspension, and a torsion beam rear suspension. Braking is handled by a front disc brake, and a drum brake for the rear. It also uses a hand-operated manual parking brake.
Engine & Drivetrain
Under the hood of the Philippine-spec Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is a 1.2-liter inline-3 DOHC MIVEC engine. At most, this engine can produce up to 77 horsepower and 100 Nm of torque. For all variants of the MIrage G4, power is sent to the front wheels. The GLX can either come with a five-speed manual transmission, or a CVT. The GLS on the other hand, is only available with a CVT.