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Saturday, February 13, 2021

This is the Refreshed Mitsubishi Mirage for 2021


A week ago, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines made news when it started to streamline its line-up with the phase out of its Pajero flagship SUV, added features on its Montero Sport, and the reduction of its Mirage variants to just two—a MT and a CVT. This story focuses on the last item.

Mitsubishi’s long-serving sub-compact hatchback drops its GLX and GLS variants for 2021. This year, it’s now known simply by its displacement (1.2 G), and here’s what’s changed.

Buyers who’re hoping for a more upscale version of the Mirage hatchback will be disappointed as Mitsubishi has instead decided to mix elements of the GLX and GLS to essentially make a mid-trim model.

The 2021 Mirage 1.2 G features all the styling elements of the GLX from its fender-mounted turn indicators and the absence of front fog lights. It does, however, gets the GLS’s black B-pillar and rear spoiler along with the new-for-2021 high-gloss black 15-inch alloy wheels and side mirrors.

Oddly enough, it’s only available in two colors—Virgil Gray and Majestic Red. It could be a sign, perhaps, that Mitsubishi’s gearing up for the launch of the refreshed model soon.

Moving on, inside, the 1.2 G makes do without any leather and a non-touchscreen infotainment system (it gets a 2-DIN stereo with USB and Bluetooth, instead). There are no steering wheel controls, and the climate control is all manual.

Mechanically, the Mirage is unchanged and for that, it continues to be powered by a 1.2-liter 3-cylinder engine making 77 horsepower and 100 Nm of torque.

For 2021, it gets dual SRS airbags, but sadly, there’s no ABS with EBD, nor any back-up camera/sensors of any kind.

As for pricing, the Philippine-made 2021 Mirage comes in at P 704,000 for the MT and P 765,000 for the CVT.

3 comments:

  1. It's nice to buy something that is Philippine-made... but this is just too overpriced. 700k and no ABS, no EBD, no touchscreen, weak engine, outdated interior, and not even the facelifted version. Get a Vios instead if you want a Philippine-made car that is actually decent.

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  2. Bad move mitsubishi ph, just bring in the facelifted version of this.

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