A couple of weeks ago, we published the prices of all four variants of the all-new Mitsubishi Mirage ahead of the subcompact hatchback's official launch. At that time, however, we could only guess what exact features the two trims of the Mirage would come with based on our conversation with Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation ad and promo manager Arlan Reyes at the model's regional test drive in May.
With MMPC officially launching the Mirage last week at the "Mirage Music Festival and Expo" at the SM Mall of Asia concert grounds, we can finally share with you what features the Philippine-spec Mirage variants will come with.
Depending on how you look at it, the local units may be slightly ahead of the Thailand-spec models we drove a few months ago in terms of features since ours get dual airbags, an electronic time and alarm control system and multi-information display across all models.
For the higher-spec GLS variants, we also get the start/stop push-button system, the keyless operation system, a touch-screen multimedia entertainment system, leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel, and 15-inch alloy wheels.
We're also lucky that the automatic climate control comes as standard with our GLS variants. In Thailand, it's only offered with the GLS Limited. The Thai-market GLS Limited, though, comes with a satellite navigation system which we only get as an option. Also, ABS with electronic brake-force distribution comes only with the local GLS variant, unlike in Thailand where it is offered as standard for all Mirage variants.
As we reported two weeks ago, the prices of the all-new Mirage starts at P498,000 for the GLX MT and P548,000 for the GLX CVT, while the GLS MT and CVT are priced at P588,000 and P638,000, respectively.
With the confirmed list of features for our local variants, do you think the Mirage is really competitively priced for our market?
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