Mirage Eco Dash game app's top 10 players race one last time for a brand new Mitsubishi Mirage GLS
On March 22, 2015, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation will gather the ten best players of its Mirage Eco Dash game application to a culminating event that will see one lucky Mirage Eco Dasher drive off with a brand new Mitsubishi Mirage GLS (Manual Transmission). The finals will be held at the SM Mall of Asia parking grounds during the hotly-anticipated Mitsubishi Summer Expo.
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation is the first ever car company in the Philippines to develop a game app with real world prizes and they have gone all-out in support of this game since its launch back in September 2014 during the 5th Philippine International Motor Show. Every month since the launch, the top 5 players of the game won brand new iPad Minis as they eagerly zoomed towards the grand prize.
In less than 6 months, Mirage Eco Dash reached nearly 10,000 downloads in both iOS and Android devices. This just goes to show how popular the game has become, given that it provided a chance to win a car just for playing. Mirage Eco Dash sees players drive their very own customizable Mirage as they navigate obstacles, collect coins and power-ups. The frenetic pace keeps players on their toes knowing that every second counts as they go as far as they can to push their scores higher.
The game has generated a ton of excitement, since not a lot of free-to-play (F2P) mobile games give out amazing prizes such as iPad Minis and a brand new car. Just the chance to win was a huge pull for the players and proved to be a great incentive.
The players have been eagerly waiting for the finals as they finally get to see who is the best Mirage Eco Dasher in the country. Mirage Eco Dash is part of Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation's drive through the digital landscape.
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines unveils the All-new Strada
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) brings more excitement to the pickup segment as it unveils the all-new Mitsubishi Strada. This 5th generation model is engineered as a sport utility truck combining the functionality of a pickup truck, comfort of a passenger car and amenities of a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). Since its introduction, the Strada has been part of the top choices in the pickup category and has now become one of Mitsubishi Motors’ global bestsellers. The first generation of Strada was launched in 1978 and for over 36 years, more than four million units were sold worldwide. In the Philippines, MMPC sold more than 56,000 units of the Strada from the time it introduced the 2nd generation in the 90s up to the current 4th generation model. With its unique features and distinct styling across generations, the Strada became a popular choice among pick up buyers.
After its grand launch in Thailand last year, the Philippines is the second country to release the 5th generation Strada. It will also be introduced in the ASEAN, Oceania, Middle East, Europe, Africa, Latin America and will soon be exported to 150 countries. The all-new Strada is manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors Thailand.
Further development and enhancements were done to ensure that the all-new Strada will provide features that perfectly addresses the diverse needs of customers who use this pickup as an everyday workhorse either for personal or for commercial purpose. Beyond its new look, the improvements on the performance and other features are easily noticeable. In the Philippines, the all-new Strada will be available in 6 variants, two wheel drive (2WD): GL 4x2 base model Manual Transmission (MT), GLX 4x2 MT, GLX V 4x2 Automatic Transmission (AT) and four wheel drive (4WD): GL 4x4 base model MT, GLS V 4x4 MT and GLS Sport V 4x4 AT.
At the heart of the Variable Geometry Turbocharged (VGT) variants is a 2.5 Liter 4 In-Line 16-Valve DOHC Turbocharged (VGT) and Intercooled Common Rail Direct Injection Diesel (4D56). Thanks to this reliable engine which creates a maximum power of 178Ps/4,000rpm and an improved torque of 400N-m/2,000rpm. The top of the line GLS Sport V is equipped with an electronic dial of the Super Select 4WD-II. This technology provides an outstanding off-road performance and superior handling with just a turn on the knob. This feature also controls the torque distribution between front and rear at a ratio of 40:60 equating to a superior handling and easy operation. This new Super Select feature enables the all-new Strada to run on full time 4WD.
Meanwhile the GL 4x2 MT, GLX 4x2 MT and GL 4x4 MT are powered by 2.5 Liter 4 In-Line 16-Valve DOHC Turbocharged and Intercooled Common Rail Direct Injection Diesel (4D56). Maximum power is at 136Ps/4,000rpm and maximum torque is at 324N-m/2,000rpm.
The exterior of the all-new Strada gets more refinement as it flaunts a dynamic and yet sophisticated stance. The front bumper evokes strong curves with the lines appearing to flow smoothly from the three-diamond logo in the grille to the headlamps. The improved bumper design also directs water spray outward rather than the windshield, avoiding blinding situation when driving at cruising speed through puddles. Headlamp design are styled to show powerful penetrating light beams suggesting a solid impression. LED daytime running lights adds to its sporty yet elegant styling. Top of the line variants such as GLS 4x4 MT and GLS Sport 4x4 AT are equipped with High Intensity Discharged headlamps for assured night time driving visibility.
The distinctive “J-line” provides a clever engineering design to shorten wheel base and maximize the interior space. Its wheelbase of 3,000mm, front tread of 1,520mm and rear tread of 1,515mm are set to improve both handling stability and riding comfort. These tread dimensions also provide increase in maximum steering angle that permits a class-smallest minimum turning radius of 5.9m.
The all-new Strada now comes in an array of exterior color to choose from which will perfectly match your taste. Nine available colors are Quartz Brown Metallic, Impulse Blue Metallic, Earth Green Metallic, Rosita Red, Virgil Gray, Sterling Silver Metallic, Polar White, Savanna White and Pyrenese Black.
Inside the Strada is a two-tone Black/Gray with Piano Black and Silver accent center instrument panel for a more stylish and neat impression. Essential information that every driver would want to know comes in a handy and accessible feature with the touchscreen Multi-media system with dealer option GPS Navigation, Tire Pressure Monitoring System and Reverse camera display. The Multi-media system’s versatility in function for any media you use, at the same time can be linked with any android or i-devices ensuring pleasurable drive in every travel.
The all-new Strada’s interior offers ample space and comfort for every occupant. Compared to its predecessor, the Strada’s interior length grew by 20mm as it boasts of a 1,745mm legroom, which is the most spacious in its class. The seats of the all-new Strada use wider and longer seat cushions and backrest to provide better support to its occupants.
With its predecessor known for being the safest pickup, the all-new Strada uses the same Mitsubishi’s exclusive Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body. The RISE body construction incorporates front and rear crumple zones with reinforced beams to absorb collision force and direct it away from the vehicle’s interior. The engine and drive components also absorb energy, preventing further damage from reaching the cabin. Aside from the RISE body, the Strada has dual-stage front SRS Airbags and seat belt pre-tensioners that react instantaneously in the event of a frontal collision and these greatly reduces the chance of passengers being slumped into the steering wheel or dashboard.
Suggested Retail Prices for the all-new Strada are as follows:
Strada 2.5 GL 4x2 MT 950,000
Strada 2.5 GLX 4x2 MT 1,058,000
Strada 2.5 GLX V 4x2 AT 1,158,000
Strada 2.5 GL MT 1,125,000
Strada 2.5 GLS V 4x4 MT 1,320,000
Strada 2.5 GLS Sport V 4x4 AT 1,440,000
Note: MMPC reserves the right to change specifications and prices without prior notice. Please get in touch with us for clarifications.
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines turns-over donation to Philippine Red Cross
From Left to Right: Mr. Junya Masuda - MMPC EVP for Marketing, Mr. Richard Gordon- PRC Chairman,
Mr. Yoshiaki Kato- MMPC President and CEO, Dr. Gwendolyn Pang - PRC Secretary General
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) turned-over its cash donation worth Seven Million Three Hundred Sixty Eighty Pesos (P 7,368,000) to the Philippines Red Cross (PRC) during its 2015 Fund Raising Kick-off event at the Midas Hotel. Present during this symbolic turn-over were MMPC President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Yoshiaki Kato and MMPC Executive Vice President Mr. Junya Masuda. PRC’s Chairman Richard Gordon and Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang gratefully received the donation which according to them is an enormous amount to aid the organization’s missions.
Thru its valued customers MMPC was able to generate a significant amount of donation. This was thru a promo campaign which was launched last year wherein for every purchase of a brand new Mitsubishi vehicle from its authorized dealers nationwide a portion of its sales or equivalent to One Thousand Pesos (P1,000) was given PRC. This promo campaign ran from December 2014 to January 2015 and during this period MMPC was able to sell a total of 7,368 vehicles. With this campaign MMPC was able to involve its valued customers in giving-back to the society and enlivening the spirit of sharing. MMPC aims that thru this generosity, PRC will be able to extend their charity and humanitarian services to more Filipinos and communities in need.
Mitsubishi Motors PH Looks Towards Expansion with Signing of CARS
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) celebrates the recent signing of Executive Order #182 entitled "Providing for a Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy Program" (CARS) by His Excellency President Benigno Aquino III. This new automobile manufacturing policy is aimed at strengthening the Philippine automobile industry, therefore providing a boost to the Philippine economy.
CARS will facilitate this by making it easier for automobile manufacturers to further expand their local operations. By making expanding operations more cost-effective, CARS should not only help automobile makers increase local manufacturing operations but also boost supporting businesses such as local parts makers.
MMPC President and CEO Yoshiaki Kato praised the move: "With CARS, MMPC is looking forward to further contributing to the Philippine automobile industry and economy. As the Philippines is one of our core markets in the ASEAN region, we're happy that the government has decided to make a strong 'win-win' declaration for everyone."
MMPC has contributed to the Philippines for more than 50 years through local operations expansion including manufacturing. Recently, MMPC transferred its vehicle assembly operations from Cainta, Rizal to a bigger facility in Sta. Rosa Laguna to further increase production capacity. In order to expand its manufacturing operations and determine the new model to be assembled locally, MMPC and its principal Mitsubishi Motors Corporation of Japan will study the contents of CARS.
Randy Gomez, InterAksyon.com · Friday, April 5, 2013 · 10:27 am
MANILA, Philippines — The Mitsubishi Mirage and the Mazda BT-50 4×4 pick-up truck were hailed as the Car of the Year (COTY) and Truck of the year for the year 2012 -2013.
During the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) Thursday evening, the Car Awards Group Incorporated (CAGI) announced that the two bested the 81 vehicles that were entered in the 19 different categories and in the Car of the Year-Philippines
CAGI president Ferman Lao noted the difficulty in picking who would win the coveted title in the category, including those for the special awards.
“The 2012-2013 Car of the Year-Philippines season was a tough one,” Lao said. “It wasn’t just in terms of the sheer number of cars that had to be tested, but the continually increasing improvements, value and competitiveness each new model brought to their respective classes.”
The two vehicles received the highest scores by members of media who cover the automotive beat.
The scores were given after vehicles were subjected to tests, one held in Eton Centris, and the other at the Clark International Speedway.
In behalf of the group, Lao congratulated Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. And Berjaya Auto Philippines Inc. for receiving the titles and for the 19 other winners under different categories, saying that those are the best cars that one can buy right now.
MMPC recently celebrated its 50 years in the Philippines while Malaysian-run Berjaya Auto Philippines just acquired Mazda dealership.
CAGI also awarded the basic subcompact car to Mirage GLS MT; subcompact car to Hyundai Accent hatch CRDi; compact car to Ford Focus Titanium (sedan); midsize Car to Toyota Camry; Premium Midsize car to Volvo S60 D3; RWD Sports Car to Hyundai Genesis 2.0T with Brembo tires; FWD sports car to Mini Coupe Cooper S; compact Crossover 2WD to Mazda CX5; compact Crossover 4wd to Honda CRV 2.4 EX AWD; Midsize Crossover to Hyundai Santa Fe 2WD; large Crossover to Ford Explorer FWD 2.0T; luxury compact Crossover to Range Rover Evoque; SUV to Mitsubishi Montero Sport 3.0 V6 GLS; Premium SUV to Jeep Grand Cherokee; Compact Van and MPV to Toyota Avanza 1.3E; Van and MPV to Peugeot 5008; luxury Van and MPV to Honda Odyssey and Pick-up 4×2 Ford Ranger 2.2 MT.
Furthermore, CAGI handed over special awards such as Clark international Speedway motorsports award to Hyundai Asia Resources Inc.; Speedlab Tuners awards to Toyota 86; Bosche technical advancement award on the Foton Thunder; AAP road safety award to Ford Focus with Active city stop; Eton Centris urban warrior award to Subaru XV; Standard Insurance award to Chevrolet Trailblazer to Caltex with Techron Green Award to Toyota Prius C and
RCBC saving and autoloans best value for money awards to Kia Rio 1.2 LX.
The Car Awards Group, Inc, an organization composed of motoring journalists from the country’s premiere print, broadcast and online publications , and is supported by media partners Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine Star, BusinessWorld, The Manila Bulletin, The Daily Tribune, BusinessMirror, The Manila Times, Malaya Business Insight, Sunshine Television, AutoReview, StoplightTV, AutoIndustriya.com, Kotse.com, InterAksyon.com, Top Gear Philippines, AQ Magazine, Speed Magazine, Manila Standard Today, Jam 88.3, C! Magazine, Wave 89.1, Gadgets Magazine, Motioncars.com, Motorcycle Magazine, World News, Sprocket.ph and PowerWheels Magazine.
The 2012-2013 CAR OF THE YEAR-PHILIPPINES AWARDS ROSTER
CATEGORY WINNERS & SPECIAL AWARDS
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines awards
lucky Mirage G4 Pre-booking promo winner
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) recently turned-over to Ms. Jeanalyn Venaracion a brand new Mirage G4 GLX MT. From thousands of entries submitted, Ms. Venaracion is the lucky customer who won the Mirage G4 GLX MT in the Mirage G4 Pre-booking Promo. The electronic raffle draw was conducted in supervision of a Department of Trade and Industry representative at MMPC’s head office in Cainta, Rizal. Awarding the brand new Mirage G4 are MMPC executives Mr. Orlando F. Alvarez, Jr. and Mr. Froilan Dytianquin. With great excitement to drive home another brand new Mitsubishi, Ms. Venaracion thanked MMPC and shared how impressed she is with her current Mirage G4 which she purchased from Peak Motors Manila Bay.
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines banners 2013 as a record-breaking year
December sales and 2013 total sales highest in the history
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) banners 2013 as it closed the year registering a total of 43,176 units sold. This historical achievement is the highest annual sales that MMPC was able to attain, breaking the record of 36,533 units sold in 1996. This feat also marks MMPC’s seventh consecutive sales growth with a growth rate of 23.7%, higher than that of the total industry’s growth improvement.
Another notable accomplishment for the year was MMPC’s December sales of 4,322 which posted as the highest monthly retail sales in the history. Meanwhile, members of the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturer of the Philippines (CAMPI) and Truck Manufacturer Association (TMA) reported combined annual sales of 181,283 vehicles an improvement of 15.7% compared to 156,649 units sold in 2012. With these figures, MMPC even surpassed its target sales and was able to attain a 23.8% market share modestly better than the 2012 market share. MMPC strongly maintained its number two position in the industry.
Aside from the remarkable and straight sales growth and success, increases on the Passenger Cars (PC), Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV), and Trucks segments were also reflected in MMPC’s 2013 performance. With the locally manufactured Lancer EX complemented by the addition of the Mirage hatchback and the introduction of the Mirage G4 sedan during the last quarter, MMPC was able to fully strengthen its presence in the PC segment. PC sales more than doubled with 9,718 units sold or 202.4% significantly higher than the 2012 total PC sales of 3,214 units. Truck sales also improved by 28.3% with 788 units sold while LCV sales modestly increased by 5.1% with 32,642 units sold compared to 31,058 units sold in 2012.
BEST SELLING MODELS - MONTERO SPORT MAKES IT ON TOP OF THE LCV CATEGORY
Based on CAMPI data several models also made it to the top ten list of bestselling vehicles in the Philippines. Total sales for Montero Sport reached 14,683 units making it the bestselling Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) in the country. The L300 FB/ Chassis Cab and Adventure were also included in the roster of top ten LCV with 6,810 and 6,580 units sold respectively. The L300 and Adventure remain to be substantial models and are mostly preferred by small entrepreneurs and families because of the vehicles’ practicality, reliability and on top of that are easy to maintain.
The Mirage hatchback also managed to be on the top 3 in the industry’s bestselling passenger cars in the market with a total of 6,191 units sold.
MMPC’s sustained sales surge is highly attributable to the healthy financial and economic condition of the country. Despite several destructive natural calamities experienced last year the industry still managed to register double digit growth and register record breaking sales. MMPC also credits its robust performance to its diverse product lineup offering class leading features and value for money. Also, the aggressive marketing efforts coupled by several promotions and enticing bank vehicle financing programs contributed well in the sales growth.
The year 2013 is considerably one of the best and an exceptional year of MMPC. Last year, MMPC commemorated its 50 years anniversary - a testament of its strong presence and leadership in the automotive industry. It was also during that year when the much coveted “Car of the Year” recognition was awarded to the recently launched Mirage Hatchback. The bestselling Montero Sport was also awarded as the “Midsize SUV of the Year” in the Auto Focus People’s Choice award together with other models such as the Adventure, ASX, Mirage and Pajero receiving runner-up awards in their particular categories.
MMPC FOR 2014
Given the healthy financial and economic conditions, entry of new players and expected aggressiveness of all brands, the Philippine automotive industry is expected to further expand in the coming years. With this, MMPC is also moving forward to new opportunities in 2014 and succeeding years. “With the overall local automotive industry demand forecast of 230,000 units for 2014, MMPC aims to sell 50,000 units or around 16% higher than that of 2013, Mr. Hikosaburo Shibata, MMPC President and CEO said. “This year, we are committed to double our efforts and to proactively respond to the market needs and demands as we continue to offer vehicles that will perfectly suit the diverse lifestyles of our valued customers and at the same time provide quality services that will always be synonymous to customer satisfaction”, Mr. Shibata added.
Reserve a Mitsubishi Mirage G4 now for 10,000 and get a 40,000 Pre-order Exclusive Discount.
Log-on and register at www.mirageG4.ph on or before October 16,2013 to activate the Pre-Order Exclusive.
Registered clients with units delivered on or before November 29, 2013
will automatically get one (1) electronic Raffle Entry for a chance to
win a brand new Mitsubishi Mirage G4 GLX M/T.
Raffle winner will be drawn on December 10, 2013
SRP's of Mirage G4:
Mirage G4 GLX M/T - Php 578,000.00
Mirage G4 GLX CVT- Php 628,000.00
Mirage G4 GLS M/T- Php 628,000.00
Mirage G4 GLS CVT- Php 718,000.00