To say that Mitsubishi's budget sedan got a design overhaul is an understatement.
When Mitsubishi Motor Philippines Corporation (MMPC) launched the 2022 Mirage G4, it looked nothing like its predecessor. Not only does it adopt Mitsubishi's signature Dynamic Shield, it now has what the company calls the 'Geometry of Cool' design concept.
Gone were the soft rounded curves that the pre-facelift had since 2013. Instead, Mitsubishi gave the four-door sedan a more angular design, which fits with the brand's current styling direction.
But just how different is the facelifted Mirage G4 compared to the model it replaced?
As mentioned earlier, the 2022 Mirage G4 gets a heavily redesigned front end. With a new grille inspired by the Montero Sport/Xpander, the sedan looks sportier than before. The headlights and front bumper have also been restyled to match the rest of the updates.
Moving to the rear, the Mirage G4 gets a new bumper and a revised set of reflectors. What's interesting are the taillights. Whereas the Thai-spec Mirage G4 features a new set of LED taillights, the PH-spec facelift of the sedan still comes with the familiar taillight clusters first introduced in 2018.
While the exterior of the Mirage G4 received a major makeover, the interior of the Mirage G4 remains familiar. It still adopts a three-spoke steering wheel, piano black trim pieces, and an automatic climate control panel on the GLS variant. What's new, however, are the instrument cluster, the upgraded 7-inch touchscreen infotainment (with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto), and the new geometric pattern on the seats.
While some might say Mitsubishi could have done more to upgrade the G4's interior, the cabin is fine as it is. Perhaps the only additional upgrade they could have added is a wireless charger or leather upholstery upgrade on the GLS for a more premium feel.
With the 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 now available nationwide, did Mitsubishi go too far with the refresh, or did they make the sedan look fresher than ever? Let us know in the comments below.