Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) adds more excitement to its passenger car lineup as it unveils the refreshed 2016 Mirage. After almost four years of being introduced and warmly accepted in the market, the Mirage gets major upgrades and is now loaded with new features to make it even more fun and exciting to drive. The 2016 Mirage is available in GLX and GLS variants with both 5-speed manual transmission (MT) and Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
Similar to its predecessor the 2016 Mirage is powered by a 3-cylinder 1,200cc engine with the exclusive Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system (MIVEC). The Mirage's engine which is now Euro 4 compliant is capable of achieving a maximum output of 78 PS at 6,000 rpm and 100 N-m at 4,000 rpm of torque.
What gets the most update is the Mirage's exterior styling starting with the facelift. The new bumper design with new chrome grille evokes a sportier look. The GLS variant is now equipped with new Bi-xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlamps with LED-Type position lamps. Alloy wheels for both variants were redesigned. The GLS is now equipped with 15-inch two tone alloy wheels while the GLX variant 14-inch alloy wheels. This refreshed exterior design provides a fun and attractive styling suitable for all ages.
Two new vibrant exterior colors were added which are the Wine Red Pearl and Sunrise Orange Metallic to give customers more color options to choose from. These new colors perfectly complement the Mirage's new face as it keeps its youthful and yet sporty stance fit for every lifestyle. The following colors are also available for the 2016 Mirage: Cool Silver, Majestic Red, Medium Blue Mica, Virgil Gray, Aurora White, Savanna White and Pyrenese Black.
The sporty yet subtle look is complemented by the Mirage's black-themed interior with its new high-grade black fabric seats. The dashboard provides a clean styling for excellent forward visibility. The GLS variant's meter cluster is updated to white lit semi high contrast meter cluster for an improved brightness and an added luxurious feel.
Another set of new features which are available on all variants are the welcome and coming home lights. Welcome home lights make it easier to locate the Mirage in the parking lot at night. The front and rear position lamps and room lamp stay on for 30 seconds when the doors are unlocked via the keyless entry transmitter while with the coming home lights remain on even after shutting off the engine, various lights including the headlamps, illuminate your path from the car making it convenient when walking off the dark. The lights stay for 60 seconds, automatically switching itself off.
The 2016 Mirage is sure to give driving pleasure with the array of new features and upgrades that it is equipped with. Exceptional value and uncompromising safety is what you can expect on the Mirage as it features standard dual-SRS airbags, Anti-Lock Braking (ABS) system with Electronic Brake Force Distribution which prevents the wheels from locking in emergency stops, giving greater control even on tougher driving conditions.
Pricing and Warranty
Suggested retail introductory price starts at Php 553,000 for the GLX MT, Php 603,000 for the GLX CVT, Php 663,000 for the GLS MT and the top of the line GLS CVT is available for Php 713,000.
For a worry free ownership the Mirage has an extended warranty period of 5-years or 100,000 kms whichever comes first.