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Barely four months have passed since the all-new Mirage was launched, and yet Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) is already recalling 1,420 examples of their latest subcompact hatchback. The voluntary safety recall was issued to address concerns about the Antilock Brake System or ABS. Coverage of of this recall are units sold between November 2012 and March 2013.
 
MMPC's principal Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has discovered that the front wheel speed sensors on the affected Mirage units had insufficient waterproofing. And if penetrated by water from rain or during carwash, it may cause the ABS to not function correctly. Although there has been no reported accident as a consequence of this problem, MMPC is voluntarily conducting this safety recall as a its proactive commitment to quality and customer safety.
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After the long search, the 2012 - 2013 Car of the Year Philippines (COTY-P) has finally been revealed last April 4, 2013 at the 9th Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) held at the Philippine Trade and Training Center (PTTC). Following the footsteps of last year’s winner, the Hyundai Elantra - of which we see many of on the streets - this year’s champ is none other than the all-new Mitsubishi Mirage GLS MT.
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We're no big tennis fans here at Kotse.com, but if you're reading this, there's a good chance that you're one. So we'd just like to let you know that Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) is finally ready to hit the hard court on March 19, 2013 as they open the 24th Mitsubishi Lancer International Junior Tennis Championship (MLIJTC).
 
Along with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the Philippine Tennis Association (Philta), MMPC is expecting more than 120 players from around the globe to battle it out at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
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At last, Mitsubishi's long-awaited all-new Mirage is finally ready to come out in public. And what better way to mark the subcompact's arrival by throwing it an awesome party. Ladies and gentlemen, you're invited to a night filled with fun and music as Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) holds the Mirage Music Festival at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds on November 16, 2012.
 
And if you don't know what the rave is all about yet, MMPC is also holding a Mirage Expo where you can get up close and personal, and test drive the all-new Mirage and other Mitsubishi models from November 16 to 18 at the same venue.
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Words by Christopher Kho
 
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The 4th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) is only a few days away, and you should know that Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) has big things in store that will take center stage at the show. On top of their existing line-up, the tri-diamond brand will be featuring great rides - both new and old - that will blow your socks off from August 16 to 19, 2012 at the World Trade Center (WTC) in Pasay City. 

Be one of the first few to see the all-new Mirage make its official Philippine debut in the bare sheet metal. Mitsubishi is finally returning to the subcompact car market after a 34-year absence, and boy, are they making a big comeback! It'll seat five people, run up 22 km/L with its three-cylinder 1.2L MIVEC engine, and be sold at just a little over P500,000. This little hatchback will surely be the biggest thing to ever come out of Mitsubishi's garage in a long time and could possibly even outsell the country's second best-selling vehicle, the Montero Sport, when sales begin in November.
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The Philippines' longest-running tennis tournament is back on its 23rd year to bring more action on the hard court. A total of 96 players from around the globe is set to compete at this year's Mitsubishi Lancer International Junior Tennis Championship (MLIJTC), held from March 20 to 25, 2012 at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.
 
The 23rd MLIJTC is expected to hit sports headlines with its top seeded players with Nikola Milojevic of Serbia, Stefan Vinti of Romania, Indy De Vroome of Netherlands, and Eliveta Kulichkova of Russia. Joining the top ranksfrom the Philippines will be 15-year-old Jurence Mendoza and 17-year-old Tamitha Nguyen.
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It has been around three years since an Outlander was last sold in the Philippines after the sleeker and leaner ASX took its place and left the nameplate out in the cold. But in 2012, the Outlander is making a comeback and ready to reclaim its crown when Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) debuts an all-new model at the 82nd Geneva International Motor Show in March.
 
So far, Mitsubishi has only released one teaser image of the upcoming Outlander before the big reveal. Judging by this photo, the tri-diamond brand has ditched their signature gaping open-mouth grill for a retro two-tier chrome facet that is to become Mitsubishi's new corporate mark. We can also see that they've enhanced its jaw line with a ridged front bumper just like the ones on the upcoming Mirage. And if anyone recalls the PX-MiEV Concept from the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, then that might just give you an idea what the Outlander looks like from the back.
Published in Concept
Words by Christopher Kho | Images and video courtesy of Euro NCAP
 
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The European New Car Assessment Programme, better known as Euro NCAP, recently awarded the Mitsubishi ASX with 5 out of 5 stars for its crash test performance. The compact crossover SUV was put through collisions that simulated accidents including frontal, side, rear, and pedestrian impacts. The results were then evaluated according to the injuries sustained by adult and child passengers. Finally, the vehicle's safety features are also appraised to sum up the vehicle's overall score. 

The Mitsubishi ASX scored 86% and 78% for adult and child occupant protection, respectively, for front, side, and rear impacts. It also attained 60% for pedestrian safety and 71% for safety assist. The combination of all four tests earned the ASX a full 5-star Euro NCAP rating which should convince buyers that they and their passengers will always be safe in an ASX. Plus, it would be comforting to know that pedestrians will have a slightly better chance of making a full recovery in case they ever get run over.
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