As we reported earlier this week, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) will be launching the Mirage subcompact hatchback next week at its "Mirage Music Festival and Expo" at the SM Mall of Asia concert grounds. As it so happens, we're also in the middle of editing our Buyers' Guide, so when we asked MMPC to send its latest price list--lo and behold--the prices of the Mirage variants are already included.
During Mitsubishi's regional test drive for the Mirage in May in Thailand, MMPC ad and promo manager Arlan Reyes revealed that the Philippine market will have three variants. Upon checking the updated price list MMPC sent us, it's now confirmed that we'll be getting four variants with two trims: the entry-level GLX and the more upscale GLS.
Drivetrain choices remain the same, though: a 1.2-liter, three-cylinder engine that puts out 77hp and 100Nm of torque and is paired with either a five-speed manual or continuously variable transmission.
During our inspection of the Thai-spec units at the Mirage's regional test drive, Reyes mentioned that the Thai models would hardly differ from the Philippine market-model. So, judging by what we saw in the Thai-market Mirage, the GLX will come with a driver-side airbag, anti-lock brake system with electronic brake-force distribution, color-keyed power door mirrors, black-colored inner door handles, keyless entry, cooler, sound system with auxiliary input and USB connectivity, and four speakers.
The GLS variants, meanwhile, will come with all of that plus a front-passenger airbag, 15-inch alloy wheels, front foglamps, blacked-out B-pillars, roof spoiler, silver-accented instrument panel, chromed inner door handles, and automatic air-conditioning. If all the add-ons to the GLS variants don't seem to make the significant P90,000 difference worth it, then perhaps the possible inclusion of an engine start/stop button and a satellite navigation system (which the Thai-market GLS has) will.
So, how much will the five-door Mirage cost? The base GLX with manual transmission is pegged at P498,000, while the CVT-equipped GLX will be sold for P548,000. For the higher-spec'd GLS variants, the manual transmission-toting model will go for P588,000, while the CVT-equipped one has a P638,000 price tag.
So, with the price of the all-new Mirage now out, will you be buying one at next week's Mirage Music Fest and Expo?