It was around two years ago when we were first introduced to the refreshed Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback. Featuring a more prominent rear fascia, as well as updated technologies, the A-segment contender proves to be a local favorite in the competitive segment.
Now, it's the turn of the nameplate's four-door counterpart. Say hello to the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4. It features familiar styling still but has received subtle exterior changes for the 2018 model year update.
For starters, the 2018 Mirage G4 now comes with a sportier flair at the back, courtesy of redesigned taillights flanking a new 'extended' rear bumper. Both the GLX and GLS come with 15-inch alloy wheels, with the latter benefitting from a dark chrome finish. All of the wheels roll on 185/55/R15 series tires. Finally, there are two new exterior colors available for the 2018 Mirage G4, Sundance Orange (GLS only) and Wine Red Pearl.
Inside, gloss black plastic trim as well as fabric-covered seats are present in the Mirage G4. There's also a three-spoke steering wheel in leather (for high-grade variants), 12V power socket, a fully-adjustable driver's seat and a four-speaker sound system. Like the updated Mirage Hatchback, the G4 also gets a more stylish instrument panel and a new illuminated gear shifter panel (CVT variants only). Providing in-car entertainment is a touchscreen display that supports AM/FM radio, CD, MP3, iPod interface, Aux, Bluetooth and USB. The GLX's touchscreen system measures 7-inches while the GLS's comes in at 6.75-inches and is fitted with GPS navigation as standard.
Pop the hood and out comes the evergreen 1.2-liter 3A92 inline-three with MIVEC technology. It puts out a humble 78 PS at 6000 rpm along with a modest 100 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. Depending on the model chosen, the 2018 Mirage G4 is available with either a five-speed manual gearbox or a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
All models of the Mirage G4 come with dual front airbags, anti-lock brakes (ABS) with electronic brakeforice distribution (EBD), a brake override system (BOS) and an emergency stop signal (ESS). Only available for the GLS variants, however, are the rear ISOFIX anchors for child seats, keyless entry and start, and front foglights.
Last but not least, it is assembled in the Philippines as part of the government's CARS (Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy) program.
Pricing of the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 are as follows:
2018 Mirage G4 GLX 1.2 M/T – Php 666,000
2018 Mirage G4 GLX 1.2 CVT – Php 717,000
2018 Mirage G4 GLS 1.2 M/T – Php 769,000
2018 Mirage G4 GLS 1.2 CVT – Php 816,000