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Mitsubishi previews all-new Mirage G4 sedan

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GUESTS mill around the G4 units at the Citimotors-Pasong Tamo preview. Charles E. Buban

The wait is almost over. Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp.’s (MMPC) latest offering, the Mirage G4, is now ready to be previewed at select dealerships nationwide.

Mitsubishi’s next-generation global subcompact sedan, which is expected to arrive in October, will be on display starting this Friday in the following dealerships: Cabanatuan City and Baliuag, Bulacan, showrooms of Freeway Motors; Motorplaza in Calasiao, Pangasinan; Carworld in San Fernando, Pampanga; Evolander in Taytay, Rizal; Amcar Automotive in Greenfield Sta. Rosa, Laguna; Jabez Motors in Cavite; SFM Corp. in Lipa City; and Caleb Motors in Naga City.

MMPC announced that those who will miss the chance could still preview the car a week after (Sept. 13) at the following dealerships: Iloilo and Bacolod showrooms of Avescor Motors; Mandaue, Cebu, and Cagayan de Oro showrooms of Fast Autoworld; Karasia in Bajada, Davao; Mindanao Integrated Commercial Enterprise in General Santos; and Maximotors in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.

A special preview night was simultaneously held last Monday at three Metro Manila dealerships—Citimotors in Pasong Tamo, Makati City; Diamond Motor Corp. in Quezon Avenue; and Peak Motors in Manila Bay Edsa, Pasay City—to kick off the nationwide event. While MMPC president and CEO Hikosaburo Shibata led the activities in the Pasay City dealership, it was MMPC VP for marketing services Froy Dytianquin who led the event in Quezon Avenue.

Preorder exclusive

“These special previews not only allow interested buyers to take a glimpse of this exciting all-new model before its official sale in October. This is also their chance to take advantage of  our Mirage G4 Pre-Order Exclusives,” said MMPC’s advertising and promotions manager Arlan Reyes who led the activities at Citimotors in Makati City.

The preorder exclusive is in the form of a P40,000 outright markdown of the Mirage G4 from its suggested retail price. It can also be applied as reduction in down payment for financing transactions or to offset the cost of insurance of the unit.

MITSUBISHI Motors Philippines Corp. president Hikosaburo Shibata poses beside the G4 at the Peak Motors dealership. Alvin Uy

Those who will be availing the Mirage G4 preorder exclusive will only have to make a P10,000 refundable deposit, which entitles them to a preorder coupon that must be registered at the Mirage G4 preorder website at www.mirageG4.ph.

To be entitled to the P40,000 preorder exclusive and raffle, the buyer must ensure that the Mirage G4 is  delivered to him/her  on or before Nov. 29, 2013.

The raffle draw is scheduled on Dec. 10, 2013.

In addition, those who will make the reservation and register for the Mirage G4 preorder exclusive until mid-October will be given a chance to win the manual Mirage G4 GLX, in a raffle which will be drawn sometime in December, after deliveries for all those who have reserved under the Pre-Order Exclusive have been completed.

The Mirage G4 is the sedan version of the all-new Mirage hatchback. But despite sharing the same 1.2-liter, 3-cylinder MIVEC engine, the sedan version offers more legroom (thanks to the extra 10-centimeter wheelbase length), slightly wider front and rear track widths (an additional 1.5 cm that slightly increased turning radius by 40 cm) as well as an additional 1-cm ground clearance.

The Mirage G4 is also designed for longer trips thanks to a more supple suspension setup, a 42-liter fuel tank (that hatch has 35 liters), a trunk space of 450 liters, which is almost double the hatch’s 235-liter capacity, and rated fuel efficiency of 21 kilometers per liter.

Safetywise, MMPC informed that the Mirage G4 also offers exceptional value as the sedan will be equipped (as standard) with dual-SRS airbags, electronic time and alarm control system (Etacs) and multi-information display.

The Etacs is Mitsubishi’s unique system that controls all of the Mirage G4’s electrical components.

Suggested retail price  for the four G4 variants are the following: GLX Manual P578,000; GLX CVT P628,000; GLS Manual P668,000; and GLS CVT P718,000.

7. Hikosaburo Shibata (CEO/President -MMPC), Lourdes Teng (EVP for Finance – Peak Motors), Akihiro Yamada (VP- Executive Office), Gilbert Dee, Jr. (President – Peak Motors) and Charlotte Cheng (EVP & Comptroller – Peak Motors)

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  • WeAry_Bat

    I still cannot calculate if the savings remain the same if for the same displacement engine displacement, a bigger body has been placed over it.

    Take the case of Vios, 1.5L and Avanza, 1.5L. Does the Avanza, an overgrown Vios, enjoy the same fuel savings as the Vios? How about the Mirage hatch, will its fuel savings be present for the same engine displacement in the G4?

    One small note, years ago, the manual Altis of 1.6L engine displacement narrowly beat the Vios 1.5L in fuel mileage of cars by car enthusiast magazine company Toprear.

  • Paul Bartoletti

    They promote these cars as the company savior but never address the poor service life of vehicles manufactured by Mitsubishi. The product has a poor service life and the
    cost of replacement parts are obscene. Why would anybody want to buy such a
    poorly engineered car from Mitsubishi? They are not serviceable except at the
    dealer. They deliberately design in the need for special tools to remove
    components. Things like heater cores removal require the entire interior to be
    removed to get the part out. The dash board falls apart and then the dealer
    wants $1000 for the part. To get both these components replaced was $2300 from
    the dealer. Point is – When a Mitsubishi product has a KBB value of $4000 or
    less and needs this type of part replacement, the vehicle is beyond economical
    repair. Maybe most people have already figured this out and that is why
    Mitsubishi sales are in the toilet. Don’t buy any Mitsubishi product until they
    improve their engineering practices. Last person out – turn out the lights.
    RIP Mitsubishi.

  • Paul Bartoletti

    Why would anybody want to buy such a poorly engineered car
    from Mitsubishi? They are not serviceable except at the dealer. They
    deliberately design in the need for special tools to remove components. Things like heater cores removal require the entire interior to be removed to get the part out. The dash board falls apart and then the dealer wants $1000 for the part. To get
    both these components replaced was $2300 from the dealer. Point is – When a Mitsubishi product has a KBB value of $4000 or less and needs this type of part replacement, the vehicle is beyond economical repair. Maybe most
    people have already figured this out and that is why Mitsubishi sales are in
    the toilet. Don’t buy any Mitsubishi product until they improve their engineering practices. Last person out – turn out the lights. RIP Mitsubishi.

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