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April 8, 2016

MIAS 2016: Mitsubishi Springs Mirage Surprise

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines sprung a surprise at the Manila International Auto Show by showing off the 2016 Mirage. Everyone knew that the star of the stand would have been the all-new Montero Sport, but MMPC also made it a point to show off an update to its best-selling small car.

Showing off an entirely new front clip, the 2016 Mirage now shares more design cues with its sedan sibling, the Mirage G4. The headlights (now with HID beams and DRLs), hood, bumpers, and grille are all new and make the jellybean-looking hatchback sportier. At the back, it now gets LED tail lights. Inside, the cabin has been slightly refreshed with the use of better materials.

Underneath, the Mirage remains unchanged, powered by the same 1.2-liter 3-cylinder engine mated to a choice between a 5-speed manual and CVT transmission. The 2016 models do feature improved NVH tuning and sound insulation from before and all CVT models get a tweak to its tuning to improve response and fuel economy.

Mitsubishi will officially launch the revamped Mirage and Mirage G4 by the end of this month, but they have already announced the pricing. The Mirage has four variants starting the GLX in both M/T (P 553,000) and CVT guise (P 603,000). The more luxury-oriented trim, the GLS goes for P 663,000 for the M/T and P 713,000 for the CVT.


  1. ^I knew all along that the front grille of the Attrage would look good on the hatch model... the GLS MT for around 630k might have been a better proposition, but oh well...
    Note, most car companies these days have an inclination to the orange hue as a coming-out color for their new models (see vios, veloster, navara, ranger/ecosport, sail)...

  2. no, orange is the new white. it's becoming so mainstream nowadays.. GTRs, Mclarens, Lexus, Subarus, etc etc. I like.

    1. I don't like orange cars. They're for pansies.

  3. Hi Ulysses need advice. Choosing between these two, Toyota Wigo G AT or This new Mirage GLX CVT. Thank you.


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