Want to know how much Mitsubishi PH is selling the Mirage G4?

By Patrick Everett Tadeo
 

TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Want to know how much Mitsubishi PH is selling the Mirage G4?

As we reported last week, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines was to hold a sneak preview of the Mirage sedan, known as the Mirage G4, in select dealerships around the country this week.

In the same report, we also mentioned that if you placed an order for the Mirage G4 with a refundable deposit of P10,000 before October 16, Mitsubishi would give you a P40,000 discount from the suggested retail price, which could then be used "as a reduction in the down payment for financing transactions or to offset the cost of insurance."

Of course, the most important question is: How much will the Mirage G4 cost? We managed to get it at the special preview the Japanese carmaker held for the press, its dealers and financing institutions last night. Here are the pre-discount prices depending on the variant:

GLX (MT) -P578,000

GLX (CVT) -P628,000

GLS (MT) -P668,000

GLS (CVT) -P718,000

Some of the extras that the GLS variants will get over the GLX are a two-din touchscreen head unit, keyless entry system, start/stop button, and fully automatic air-conditioning unit.

According to Mitsubishi Philippinesad and promo managerArlan Reyes, the Mirage G4 will officially be launched on October 17, the day after the car's pre-order promo ends.

So, what do you think of the P80,000 premium the Mirage G4 sedan commands over its hatchback counterpart?

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  • ice Sep 03 2013 @ 04:35pm
    Is the GLX as bare as the Hatchback version?

    If yes, for Manual Transmission, it will be hard to choose it over the bigger Vios ( 50k) and Accent ( 40k)

    Price difference for AT is too big to ignore.
  • TingMatic Sep 03 2013 @ 06:01pm
    With only a little over or under P50k price difference with the battle tested, so to speak, Vios, only non thinking motoring journalist or motorist will prefer this!
    • Kyoichi Sudo Sep 04 2013 @ 10:27pm
      And only a non-thinking motorist will say those words w/o knowing all of its specs and features...
  • GTi Sep 03 2013 @ 07:46pm
    Ang mahal, especially considering the small 1.2L inline 3 engine. The bigger Rio 1.25 is just at 598k...
    • Kyoichi Sudo Sep 04 2013 @ 10:25pm
      Its an upgraded 1.2L 3-cylinder engine, now having 85 horses in it than the usual 74hp seen in the hatch. In other words, this can easily shame the Vios 1.3 E..
  • rjca Sep 03 2013 @ 08:38pm
    Why is the sedan 80k more expensive and how did they justify this considering it's basically the same car? The reason I would buy a Mirage or recommend it in the first place is because it's cheap and Japanese, but for this price I would just buy the venerable Vios. I personally would get the GLS hatchback and save the money, it looks better to boot.
  • yokam888 Sep 03 2013 @ 09:26pm
    kala ko nga mas mura ang sedan compared to the hatch. weird looking kasi ang sedan.
  • Fundiver198 Sep 03 2013 @ 11:51pm
    Well thats a surprice and not a pleasant one. Unless there are some major differences in equipment between the sedan and hatchback, its also very difficult to justify a 80.000 peso price difference. Anyone in his/her right mind will of course get the hatchback version then.

    And if there are major differences in equipment, it will be confusing to the consumers, that a 4-door GLX Mirage is something completely different from a 5-door GLX Mirage. So in that case maybe better to give it a different name also like Attrage?

    Or is this a sign, that Mitsubishi is about to jack up the price of the 5-door Mirage as well? In that case thats even sadder news. Like others have said, if the price of this rather basic vehicle gets to close to the Toyota Vios, well then its a bit of a no-brainer to stick to the Vios. So a 4-door GLX Mirage really need to be better equipped than a Vios J, if Mitsubishi are going to sell it at 578.000.
    • Kyoichi Sudo Sep 04 2013 @ 10:32pm
      It will. Its a bit sad many people here say they prefer the Vios than this just because it looks better ven though this G4 offers more that the Vios doesn't even have. I bet you even don't know that the 1.2L 3-cylinder engine beneath this G4's hood has 85 horses in it compared to the hatch's 74hp. That alone is enough to shame the Vios E in many aspects...
      • Fundiver198 Sep 05 2013 @ 12:58am
        The Mirage has a more modern and much more economical engine than the Vios. But unfortunatly for Mitsubishi, the Vios is way ahead in everything else be it interior space, comfort, driving dynamics or interior quility. Things that cost money at the factory. In Europe the Mirage is not considered - or priced like - an alternative to B-segment cars like the Toyota Yaris. It is priced and considered an alternative to A-segment cars like the Kia Picanto or VW Up.

        And in the Philippines, Mitsubishi has done the same with the hatchback. At 500k its an obvious - and good - alternative to - Again - the Kia Picanto, and also Hyundai i10, Suzuki Alto etc. But if Mitsubishi wants to move it into the B-segment competition, thats asking for trouble, because the car just don`t have the fundamental qualities, it takes to compete their. And whishfull thinking or hype from people working for Mitsubishi can`t change that fact.
        • Kyoichi Sudo Sep 05 2013 @ 01:52pm
          It would be trouble if they want to move the Mirage HATCH in the B-segment competition, but would be very competitive if they would do it with the Mirage G4. Seriously, only a 1.5L Mivec TOTL variant is missing to totally shame the B-segment cars...
  • tear-drop Sep 04 2013 @ 08:27am
    compare all the specs of g4 glx CVT (628k) to vios 1.3 J (630k) and all the advantages points to Vios, kahit pa AT yung mirage at may added toys, drivers will prefer vios kahit because they have the same price..
  • aventador Sep 04 2013 @ 09:30am
    wtf ang mahal.. I'd rather get a vios
  • aln123 Sep 04 2013 @ 11:41am
    Oh well, drunk by the success of the 5 door. Drop this car, go for the Vios.
  • Evo Lance Sep 04 2013 @ 12:55pm
    The G4 AT price difference is big compared to Vios AT especially in the GLS and we already know the nice features the GLS only has. I think that is their focus. I wont be surprise if Toyota will come up with 1.3J AT
  • Fundiver198 Sep 04 2013 @ 03:47pm
    Maybe Mitsubishi looked at the offers from other car manufacturers in the Philippines and though ”ah ha, the cheapest sedan available is just below 600k, so we only need to match that price”. But that’s completely missing the point, because no other manufacturers offer very small and simple sedans like the Mirage. The only car, that comes close to competing with the Mirage sedan, is the indian made Suzuki Swift Dezire.

    And there is no factual reason, why a sedan should be more expensive than a hatchback. The Kia Pride was also available as a sedan, but it did not command a premium price in the market, did it? Mitsubishi should seriously reconsider their pricing strategy and make the Mirage sedan available in an entry level model priced not much higher than 500k.
    • Kyoichi Sudo Sep 05 2013 @ 02:02pm
      The Kia Pride had a weak engine plus very small interior. Initially, Kia had to price it low for it to sell since it doesn't offer that much. A friend of mine has a Pride hatch, he swapped its standard engine to Mazda's 1.5L NA engine because the stock one was a bit of a troublesome and no good for his slalom races...
      • myk384 Sep 06 2013 @ 09:54am
        The reason kung bakit mababa ang presyo ng Pride is because, mura naman talaga.
  • Kyoichi Sudo Sep 04 2013 @ 10:37pm
    Its funny how you people judge the Mirage G4 by its price. Seriously, do you people even think MMPC will price this very close to the hatch, ven though this G4 gets more features than the hatch? I bet you guys even don't know that the 3A92 3-cylinder 1.2L engine in this is different from the one in the hatch. The Mirage hatch has 74 horsepower, this has 85. Already enough to shame the Vios 1.3E by the Mirage G4 GLS, not to mention the G4 GLS has more and more features than the Vios E...
    • Fundiver198 Sep 05 2013 @ 12:44am
      I kind of get, what you mean. Still the problem is, that at the end of the day the Mirage is a very simple car made most of all with costs in mind. It is nowhere near as refined or as spacious or as nice to drive as the new Vios. Or for that matter the Kia Rio, Ford Fiesta or Mazda 2.

      Features matter of course and can justify some of the 80k price difference vs. the hatchback. But still the problem is, that at 578k it gets very close to cars, that are just 1 class bigger. And also at least 1 class better, when it comes to things like driving dynamics, interior quility etc.

      And then it might not matter so much to buyers, if the car have some feature or not. So if the 578 Price tag is due to all the features, that are on board, then maybe Mitsubishi should remove some of these and sell the car cheaper. When a car is build with only costs in mind, it doesnt make a lot of sence to load it up with features and take away its main selling point.

      Its a bit like trying to set up a high-end restaurant inside the public market :-)
    • Andrew Guerrero
      Andrew Guerrero Sep 09 2013 @ 11:54pm
      @Kyoichi Sudo, I read the local specs, it the Mirage G4 has a 78PS (77hp) engine.
      http://mirageg4.ph/pdf/FAMitsubishiMirageG4Back.pdf
  • myas110 Sep 05 2013 @ 06:34am
    remember that the mirage G4 belongs to a different class, IMO. Mirage G4 GLS is its top of the line variant as compared to the Vios 1.3 E which is only the mid-range variant.
    • Kyoichi Sudo Sep 05 2013 @ 01:47pm
      Oh ok, I get it. The G4 is in a different class, even if it has a BIGGER interior space than the Vios and City... even the Almera, w/c I already see many of them in the streets rather than the higher class cars like the Vios, City, Fiesta and Rio...
      • myas110 Sep 05 2013 @ 10:05pm
        what can you say if the Mirage (and the G4) is pitted against Ford Fiesta? comparisons? Fiesta is also in a different car class.
        • Andrew Guerrero
          Andrew Guerrero Sep 09 2013 @ 11:58pm
          Different class indeed, the Fiesta comes standard with a 112PS engine, even for the base P698K model.
          The Mirage G4 is a lengthened A-segment car meant to be a budget alternative to the true B-segment cars. This explains why the Mirage G4 is long and narrow.
      • Fundiver198 Sep 05 2013 @ 11:53pm
        If the G4 has much more interior space than the hatchback Mirage, then Mitsubishi should give it a different name to not completely confuse its customers. I will refrain from further comments, until the actual specifications of the car has been released by Mitsubishi.
        • Kyoichi Sudo Sep 06 2013 @ 06:36pm
          It is named after the Mirage hatch because the main body design is shared from the hatch but doesn't mean that its the same Mirage hatch hitched with a trunk... go see it for yourself...
  • Evo Lance Sep 05 2013 @ 11:05am
    Direct competitor of G4 is Suzuki's Dzire I think. But the G4 is different because it is engineered to be light, fuel efficient and spacious it shows a lot of strengths. Remember the Hatchback trounces those in the sub-compact segment with 1.3engine in terms of acceleration 0-100kph and distance braking with only 77hp in the car of the year test. G4 Cabin space is exceptional. FC rated at 22km/l is impressive. The only car in this price range that has default KOS, GPS, Push start/stop. Rated 4-5 stars in ANCAP crash test. It may not be as refined as the others but its strengths are very hard to ignore.
    • Kyoichi Sudo Sep 05 2013 @ 01:48pm
      Interior space is even bigger than the Vios and City. Now that's what you call impressive ;)
      • Fundiver198 Sep 05 2013 @ 11:56pm
        Is it really? That would be very odd, since the hatchback Mirage has significantly less interior space than those cars, and is only 3,7 meter long. I will await the release of the official specifications before making any further comments.
        • Kyoichi Sudo Sep 06 2013 @ 06:34pm
          I dare you to see the Mirage G4 for yourself. Do you seriously think that just because the Mirage G4 is a Mirage based sedan that it will only remain as big as the hatch? FYI, it has the second biggest interior in its class, just next to the Almera's, which has the biggest interior in its class, beats the Vios and City easily. Now, see the display schedule and visit a dealer on the next sched to see the real thing. To see is to believe ;)
        • Andrew Guerrero
          Andrew Guerrero Sep 10 2013 @ 12:00am
          Its long, but narrow.
  • tear-drop Sep 07 2013 @ 09:55am
    we saw the mirage in citimotors alabang, it looks like an old vios for us with a bigger interior, though if you compare it to the interior of the all new vios, its almost the same.. IMO if the buyer has an extra 50k, definitely go with the vios, especially if you plan to loan/financed your car for example 60months (only an 800 to 1000 peso difference on your monthly amortization). The exterior design of the vios is way better than the mirage with a bigger engine.
    • Kyoichi Sudo Sep 07 2013 @ 12:37pm
      Yeah... the Vios equipped with a bigger(and older)1.5 engine and the "conventional" 4-speed automatic tranny that guzzles gas excellently, it really is the better car. Nuff said.
      • Andrew Guerrero
        Andrew Guerrero Sep 10 2013 @ 12:15am
        The VVTi engine of the Vios is older, but it has the same basic variable valve timing tech as the MIVEC engine.
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