The sixth-generation Mitsubishi Mirage has been a cash cow for Mitsubishi Motors Philippines since the company officially launched it in our market four years ago. In October 2012 alone, MMPC delivered 1,098 units to eager buyers.
Four years later, does it still charm hatchback shoppers? In an effort to meet new customer demands, Mitsubishi has brought in the refreshed version along with the revised Mirage G4. Here are five things you need to know about the 2016 model:
1. The new Mirage sports a new front-grille design with a chrome touch and a new front bumper.
2. GLS variants now come with bi-xenon HID projector headlamps with daytime running lights. The LED taillights were also tweaked.
3. The wheels had a makeover, too. The GLS variants now wear a set of 15-inch two-tone alloys, while the GLX has 14-inch ones.
4. Mitsubishi has stepped up the Mirage's lighting game by putting welcome and coming-home lights. Some lamps stay on to provide light when the driver and the passengers walk to and from the vehicle.
5. The 2016 Mirage variants are P20,000 to P30,000 more expensive than the outgoing ones:
* Mirage GLX 1.2G MT - P553,000
* Mirage GLX 1.2G CVT - P603,000
* Mirage GLS 1.2G MT - P663,000
* Mirage GLS 1.2G CVT - P713,000
Photos by Mark Jesalva and Mikko David