Attrage won't be the name of Mitsubishi Mirage sedan in PH

By Vernon B. Sarne

Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Mitsubishi, as you already know, has a new "global compact sedan"--technically classified in our market as a subcompact, below the compact Lancer--called the Attrage. It is basically a sedan version of the Mirage hatchback, and was first unveiled as the Concept G4 at this year's Bangkok International Motor Show.

And as we said here, it's likely that Mitsubishi Motors Philippines won't use the name "Attrage" in our market because it sounds like "atras" (go backward). So, what is the car's name going to be when MMPC launches it here in October?

"We won't use Attrage because it has a negative connotation here," MMPC senior adviser for manufacturing Masaaki Yamada told last night's thanksgiving party celebrating the Mirage's recent Philippine Car of the Year award. "We will call it Mirage G4. 'G' stands for global compact car and '4' stands for four-door sedan."

So, which name do you like better: Attrage or Mirage G4? Can you suggest a better one? Take our poll.

What should the Philippine name of Mitsubishi's new subcompact sedan be?


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  • mark14 May 30 2013 @ 12:48pm
    Why not just Mirage Sedan?
  • myk384 May 30 2013 @ 12:48pm
    Mirage G4, parang G-Force lang ah hahaha
  • codenamejanrei May 30 2013 @ 01:01pm
    Mirage S sounds better than Mirage G4... :)
  • Machspeed May 30 2013 @ 01:10pm
    Why not call it "Colt"?
    • Kyoichi Sudo May 30 2013 @ 07:22pm
      Well Mitsubishi already has a "Colt" in Europe, a five-door hatch that competes w/ the Yaris and Jazz ;)
  • lord_cykb24 May 30 2013 @ 03:11pm
    Mitsubishi AVANTE
  • voodoo9ph May 30 2013 @ 03:56pm
    Mitsubishi Mirage EX
  • 17Sphynx17 May 30 2013 @ 04:02pm
    When I hear the word g4, I actually recall a Pop Song review of what is essentially a nonsense song "Like a g6". G4 is essentially the TOTL private jet which evokes bling and "cool".

    So the name basically doesn't work for me. hehe!
  • hyundaifan May 30 2013 @ 04:10pm
    Why not Bento. Just Kidding. BTW the rear look like a 2013 Impreza. Mitsubishi add Spoiler, please :)
  • foolishofficer May 30 2013 @ 05:39pm
    Colt EX maybe pero dating Colt ang pangalan niya. Not Nova which is Spanish for "no go". Seriously Mirage S will do. Di naman masama ang historical heritage ng pangalang Mirage.
  • Kyoichi Sudo May 30 2013 @ 07:21pm
    The Mirage G4 name sounds good but kinda think of it, will Mitsu continue the name in its next generation and even the next of the next gen? Coz the "G4" name matched w/ the Mirage nameplate sounds quite awkward too...
  • Kyoichi Sudo May 30 2013 @ 07:27pm
    And oh, so the launching of this Mirage G4 will be on October already huh(quite surprising for me)? In a hurry to compete w/ the Vios? ^_^
  • Fritsche May 30 2013 @ 09:52pm
    I wish the COLT was here.. MITSU PH really has the worst product planners.
    • Kyoichi Sudo May 30 2013 @ 11:58pm
      You even don't have any right to even wish for a specific Mitsu, you even bashed the product planners...

      You're an adult yet you act like a kid, really not good to be a role model to many young forumers here...

      • Fritsche May 31 2013 @ 07:59am
        like you? I'm sorry sonny, but this website isn't (mentally) age appropriate for you... here, let me give you an example of what sites you should visit.

        also.. I think you have something that badly needs improvement...

        try this site
  • Feeter Silverster May 30 2013 @ 10:35pm
    I want to relive the word Colt... Colt Mirage. Int his car I 1st learned how to drive kaya I want a new Colt
  • Andrew Guerrero
    Andrew Guerrero May 31 2013 @ 03:57am
    Alternative name? "Colt sedan" might have worked too.
  • jclogan May 31 2013 @ 11:37am
    Mahina ang Mitsu sa Marketing. They simply should've called it "Mi-trunk" :)
  • carwiki May 31 2013 @ 12:32pm
    Perhaps Mirage Sedan/ Mirage S will do.
  • rdrogel Jun 02 2013 @ 12:02am
    I wish MMPC produce these in Cainta.
  • CarEnthusiast05 Jun 04 2013 @ 12:34pm
    Mirage G4 sounds exciting but the way the car looks doesn't live up that name. G4 would sound pretty in a GT or sports car.
  • voodoo9ph Jun 06 2013 @ 06:53pm
    Attrage, not only with Atras but even Attraso! hahaha...
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