Mitsubishi has given the aging Lancer model a contemporary look for 2016 in hope it will fair well against the other popular vehicles in the small car market. The new lineup officially went on sale today with a host of additional features added to each model.
Director of marketing, Tony Principe mentioned that “For 2016, we’ve taken this a step further by adding to Lancer’s value and appearance through substantial feature upgrades to ES Sport and LS sedan models, while its new styling is complemented with standard features like reversing camera, front fog lamps, LED daytime running lamps, digital audio broadcast (DAB) with 6 speakers and colour touch screens across the range.”
The refined 2016 Lancer sedan will now be offered in 3 different packages; the ES Sport, GSR and LS variant. The ES Sport is essentially the base package, it will feature a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, 16 inch alloy wheels and updated CVT2 transmission. The interior has been updated with a new seat fabric, high contrast instrument cluster, new center console, leather shift knob and gloss black trims. The exterior gained a new rear spoiler, new front bumper, front fog lights and side body skirts.
The LS package receives a full leather interior, new sporty 18″ allow wheels with black inserts, sports suspension, heated seats, reversing sensors and auto headlights to name a few.
If performance is what you are after, then the GSR range is for you. The GSR can be ordered as a sedan or sportback, both of which sport the larger 2.4-litre MIVEC engine; producing 125kW and 226Nm of torque, you should have no problem negotiating a wide variety of conditions. The engine comes paired with the same CVT2 transmission, however the steering wheel is fitted with a set of paddles. Brakes have also been upgraded with both front and rear running 16″ vented brake disks.
Along with the long list of upgrades, customers can also purchase the new Lancer in 2 new colors; Starlight (Pearl White) and Sterling Silver. However, prepare to be stung with an additional $550 for the privilege.
The base model ES Sport Sedan will set you back at a minimum $19,500 for the manual or an additional $1500 to get the new CVT2 transmission. Full pricing can be viewed below.
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ES Sport Sedan