Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) announced that the Mirage G4 has successfully covered a distance of 1,647 km on one full tank.
This record braking achievement was achived by MMPC through the fuel economy driving event dubbed as the "Mirage G4 Eco Drive Marathon." MMPC says the said drive was conceptualized to prove the fuel efficiency and eco friendliness of both the Mirage (Hatchback) and the Mirage G4 (sedan).
Two Mirage G4s (one with manual transmission and one with Continuously Variable Transmission or CVT) and one manual transmission Mirage hatchback were put to this fuel economy challenge. Subsequently, MMPC said that this is the first time that an automotive company took the challenge to put its vehicle on an activity that will test and determine not only its fuel efficiency but as well as its true power and performance. Moreover, a representative from the Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP) was commissioned to closely supervise and monitor the entire run.
Professional race drivers and navigators like George Ramirez, Robbie Hermoso, Louis Ramirez, George Apacible, Raul Asuncion, Steve Acaya, Barry Ortiz and Ivan Isada were among the members of the Mirage G4 Eco Drive Marathon team. The eco drive marathon commenced on December 2, 2014 at Northpoint Alliance Motor Corp., MMPC’s dealership in Laoag, Ilocos Norte and from there the team took the Philippine Nautical Highway route.
Before the actual Eco Drive, MMPC was eyeing to achieve 1,450 km on one full tank to break the longest distance recorded in 2008 which was 1,402 km. The Mirage G4s managed to travel from Luzon to Visayas and up to Mindanao on just one full tank or 42 liters of fuel.
MMPC said that the Mirage G4 manual transmission was able to travel a total distance of 1,647.1 km while the CVT achieved 1,517.9 km and the Mirage (Hatchback) achieved 1,278.6 km.