What can we expect from the 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4?
Despite its age, the Mirage G4 is still a popular car in the country and a consistent best-seller for Mitsubishi. However, the current generation is turning eight years old by now, making it one of the oldest models in its class. So how does Mitsubishi Motors Philippines plan to make the Mirage G4 attractive again?
That's by introducing the heavily-facelifted version this year. Come this Saturday, August 28, 2021, Mitsubishi will finally launch the revamped Mirage locally. But until then, what can we expect from it?
Back in 2013, having a touchscreen in a subcompact car was a novelty. These days however, it's expected. That means the new Mirage G4 can't just bank on its current features. At the very least, it could have a significantly upgraded infotainment system and we might as well hope for additional goodies such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
We're also likely to see some additional safety features. Stability control might become standard in the updated Mirage G4. If so, it might be reserved for the higher-spec models. Besides, stability control is now more common in this category, and we don't see any reason why Mitsubishi should skip that feature.
Facelifts, whether major or minor, don't usually involve changing what's under the hood. We can say with some certainty that it will be the same case for the Mirage G4. Just take a look at the version sold in international markets and you'll see why.
From Thailand to the U.S, the Mirage G4 (dubbed Attrage in Thailand) uses a 1.2-liter, three-cylinder engine. That's also the same engine that's been powering the G4 and the hatchback for close to a decade now. Call it what you want but at least you can say it's familiar. That also means it will be easy to fix and maintain as more mechanics have become familiar with it over the years. Specs? We're looking at 78 Hp and 100 Nm of torque, just like before.
Still made in the Philippines?
We'd like to think that the new Mirage will still be assembled in the Philippines. After all, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines has pledged to stay in the country for more years to come. At the same time, the Philippines is one of the most significant markets for Mitsubishi Motors. That's all the more incentive for them to continue local manufacturing. We'll know the answer to the question come Saturday.
One thing is for sure, though: Prices will go up. The current SRP (suggested retail price) of the current Mirage G4 starts at PHP 735,000 (GLX CVT w/o touchscreen). With the possible updates and upgrades, we might be looking at a tag that ranges from PHP 750,000 or more for the base models. Of course, many are hoping the pricing stays mostly the same. However, if it does climb by a substantial amount, you can consider a slightly-used G4 if you're looking for a small family sedan.
At Automart.PH, there is no shortage of Mirage G4 sedans in stock. And since we have warehouses nationwide, you're never too far away from a bargain Mirage G4. We have loads of them in our nationwide inventory, so give us a call and don't miss that opportunity to drive home with a great deal. But if that's a little too small for your needs, we also have loads of Mitsubishi models for sale.