Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) recently unveiled the refreshed 2016 Mirage. Four years after it was introduced and accepted in the market, this Mirage gets updates 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).
It has a new bumper design with new chrome grille. The GLS variant is equipped with new Bi-xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlamps with LED position lamps. The GLS is now equipped with 15-inch two tone alloy wheels while the GLX variant 14-inch alloy wheels.
The Mirage’s high grade black fabric seats in its new black-themed interior. The GLS instrument cluster is updated to white lit, semi-high contrast for an improved brightness.
Other features 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 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 after which they automatically switch themselves off.
The 2016 Mirage is still powered by a 3-cylinder 1,200cc MIVEC engine (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system). The Mirage’s engine is now Euro 4 compliant and puts out a maximum of 78 PS at 6,000 rpm and 100 Nm at 4,000 rpm of torque.
The 2016 features standard dual-SRS airbags, Anti-Lock Braking (ABS) system with Electronic Brake Force Distribution.
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.
Two new exterior colors are the Wine Red Pearl and Sunrise Orange Metallic. Other colors available are: Cool Silver, Majestic Red, Medium Blue Mica, Virgil Gray, Aurora White, Savanna White and Pyrenese Black.
For a worry free ownership the Mirage has an extended warranty period of 5-years or 100,000 kms whichever comes first.
Photos by Neil Pagulayan