For model year 2009, the design was refreshed all around with updated front grille, darkened clear tail lamps, and chrome lining with an additional floor console internally. The model was also a popular base for rally cars in that market, with some success. Find Your Car - Looking for a car we don't have in stock? The car comes in two trim levels, without a name for either of them. Although naming conventions varied, for all generations, sedan versions of the Mirage were typically badged as Lancer in export markets, although notably not in the United States. . The new Lancer was previewed by these two concepts. These cars came equipped with Mitsubishi's 2.
This reduced both engine noise and vibration, and provided a smoother driving experience. Initially available only with the 2. The interior, front hood, front bumpers, front fenders, front and rear door panels including the rear passenger door window, the boot lid, and the rear bumper have been completely redesigned for the new generation, while the rest will be carried over from the pre-2017 model. New Lancer features Mitsubishi's next-generation safety body. In Brazil, Lancer has been officially sold by Mitsubishi Motors since 2007, and since 2015 is produced in Catalão Mitsubishi's factory.
For the 2006 model year, the fascia was changed again from a bridged fascia to one with an open vent after Mitsubishi received complaints from current owners regarding its similarity in appearance to General Motors Division 's corporate look, and to bring the appearance closer to its bigger brother, the. Between 1982 and 1987, the aforementioned Mirage sedan with minor styling modifications sold as the Lancer Fiore through Japanese retail channels. Other considerations concerned handling and also the demand for more passenger room, as Mitsubishi tailored the Lancer towards European consumers. Early models of the Lancer Fortis were powered by the 157 hp 117 kW , 2. In Malaysia, the Lancer was made available after Mitsubishi had sold all its shares in Malaysian carmaker , marking the return of Mitsubishi in Malaysian market after being absent since 1985 due to the agreement with Proton. In 2004, the new Lancer wagon was introduced as a direct replacement for its ageing circa 1992 predecessor. The upper trim has Ralliart style body kit which includes a revised front bumper, side skirt, rear bumper with diffuser and the addition of a correct-to-Evolution X rear spoiler, while the lower trim make do without the above-mentioned features.
It was not until 1988—with the 1979 to 1987 Lancer now departed—that the Mirage-based Lancer eschewed the Fiore suffix. Standard Catalog of Imported Cars, 1946—1990. Five generations of Mirage were manufactured by Mitsubishi up until 2003, with new generations released in 1983, 1987 with the equivalent Lancer delayed until 1988 , 1991, and 1995. Mitsubishi ended production of the Lancer in August 2017 worldwide, with the exception of and. The Lancer Fortis made its debut in Taiwan in August 2007. The Galant is equipped with the 2.
It is powered by a 1. According to Mitsubishi, there were nine generations of development before the current model. In January 2017, Mitsubishi Motors agreed to continue the Lancer nameplate in Chinese markets including and after 2017, due to ongoing popular demand for the Lancer nameplate within the world. Mitsubishi introduced replacements for the Mirage starting in 2000, with a new generation of Lancer sedan—now larger and having moved up to the compact segment. Archived from on 14 July 2013. The Celeste was imported built-up from Japan initially and assembly of a single 1.
The Lancer has been marketed as the Colt Lancer, , Chrysler Valiant Lancer, Chrysler Lancer, , Hindustan Lancer, Soueast Lioncel, and in various countries at different times, and has been sold as the Mitsubishi Galant Fortis in Japan since 2007. These vehicles can not be registered in California until brought into California compliance. It was replaced by the front-drive Tredia in 1982 with the Cordia coupe equivalent effectively replacing the earlier Celeste. The Sportback body followed the sedan and has been available for all variants except the Aspire. After nine generations of development, Mitsubishi's passion for driving has created a blend of power, performance and aerodynamics that will have sports driving connoisseurs instantly hooked, all combined with a style that is undeniably Lancer.
The Celeste was facelifted in 1978, receiving square headlights and bigger squarer bumpers. All three models shared the same 2. For 2009, the Ralliart is available exclusively with the transmission. Hong Kong received its unique edition of the Lancer in 2008, dubbed the Lancer 2. Additionally, the wagon also saw these changes; and as of 2007, continues to be sold alongside the sedan. It served to fill the gap between the and the larger. For a better tomorrow buy recycled parts -- Buy used 1993 Mitsubishi Lancer parts! Archived from on 22 April 2016.
The Lancer Sportback wagon was cancelled in the United States one year after its release, but the Mitsubishi Lancer wagon was sold in Canada for a while longer. The rear brakes have also been upgraded for the 2. Also, had renewed cross-licensing and technology transfer agreements with Mitsubishi as of October 2008 and lead to the which is a 2007-2017 Lancer. The Celeste was originally available with 1. The Lancer was then updated in August 2012 and April 2014. Archived from on 22 April 2016.