Seven years ago, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation made headlines in October by bringing in the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 – the sedan version of the well-revered Mirage hatchback, providing extra practicality in the form of a trunk.
The Mirage G4 has become an instant hit to Filipinos due to its solid design and practicality as a small sedan. It has become a top choice among first-time car buyers with its affordable price tag, which had an introductory price of P538,000 when it was launched. It’s also proudly Philippine-made, one of MMPC’s entry to the government’s Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) program. Of note, MMPC has built 700,000 units of the Mirage G4 as of 2019, and still counting to this date.
Fast forward to today, MMPC extends its Mitsubishi Rollback promo that offers the reliable Mitsubishi Mirage G4 GLX MT at a very affordable price of P528,000, P10,000 lower than its introductory price back in 2013. For those wanting an automatic transmission, the GLX AT is currently on sale for P578,000.
The Mirage G4 comes with an honest take on sedan design and more. No matter which variant you buy, the Mirage G4 is equipped with a set of 15-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 185/55 R15 tires, with the GLS variant getting a dark-chromed set.
The Mirage G4 comes with welcome lights that illuminate the front/rear position lights and the room lamp for 30 seconds. This makes the car easier to spot in a parking lot, especially at night. It’s also equipped with coming home lights that keep the headlights on for 60 seconds even after shutting down the engine, illuminating your path as you enter the house.
Despite its size, the Mirage G4 comes with a spacious interior that can comfortably seat up to five adults. With an elevated position at the back, the Mirage G4 is just right for the average Filipino height with ample headroom and legroom. Plus, the trunk offers 450 liters of space, one of the biggest in its class.
The Mirage G4 also employs an easy-to-use dashboard, with a 2-DIN Bluetooth and iPod-ready head unit for the GLX and a 6.75-inch touchscreen infotainment for the GLS trim. The bright and well-lit screen also serves as the display for GPS navigation. The GLS trim is also among the first mainstream cars in the Philippines to be equipped with a push-start button and keyless entry/exit.
The Mirage G4’s 1.2-liter MIVEC gasoline engine, along with its lightweight body and aerodynamic design, lets the Mirage G4 yield up to 23.1 km/L – a must-have trait for those looking to save on fuel bills.
The Mirage G4 was awarded by the ASEAN-NCAP with Grand Prix Award for Adult Occupancy Protection in the Mini Car category. Its dual airbags, ABS with EBD, and Mitsubishi’s Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body also ensure that each occupant will be safe from harm, effectively absorbing and dispersing the crash impact from all directions.