Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) has announced that it will embark on a historic and record breaking project dubbed as the “Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Eco Drive Marathon: Luzon to Mindanao on One Full Tank”. MMPC intends to break the long distance fuel economy record as it will be the first automotive manufacturer to conduct a fuel economy run using only one full tank with the route Luzon-Visayas-Mindanao. The Mirage G4 GLS manual transmission and continuously variable transmission and Mirage hatchback manual transmission models will be used to prove its great fuel efficiency and eco-friendliness. All cars that will be used are well within standard or factory stock specifications.
MMPC have commissioned professional and expert race and rally drivers such as George Ramirez, Robbie Hermoso, Louis Ramirez, George Apacible, Raul Asuncion, Steve Acayen, Barry Oritz, Ivan Isada to drive, navigate and support this Mirage Eco Drive Marathon. To ensure that fair and objective measures are taken into consideration and that the published result is unbiased, this event will be observed and supervised by the Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP). Fuel lines will be inspected and sealed by AAP’s official representative. MMPC is also delighted to have Pilipinas Shell aboard as the main sponsor and Bridgestone and AVT Navigation as partners in this Mirage G4 Eco Drive Marathon.
This economy drive is scheduled to commence on December 2 and is expected to finish within a week. The Eco Drive Marathon Team will take off from MMPC’s dealership in Laoag, Ilocos Norte and shall take the Philippine Nautical Highway route to complete the Visayas and Mindanao legs.
Froy Dytianquin, MMPC’s VP for Marketing Services relates “we are putting the fuel economy of the Mirage G4 and Mirage to extreme test and we are confident that with its highly efficient 1.2 liter 3-cylinder engine, and the professional skills of our drivers, we will be able to approximately drive 1,450 kilometers from Ilocos Norte down to Mindanao and achieve this very rare feat.” “The success of this Eco Drive Marathon will prove that ownership of the Mirage is the economical choice and evidently a best-value car.”, Dytianquin added.