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2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback

Mitsubishi will unveil the Lancer Sportback at the Paris Auto Show in October. Next to it the company will also unveil the Lancer Ralliart and Lancer Sportback Ralliart models that are based on the Lancer sports sedan and Lancer Sportback.

Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback

The sporty Lancer Sportback is a 5-door sport hatchback powered by 1.5-liter (109PS) or 1.8-liter (143hp) gasoline engines or by a 2.0-liter (140hp) turbo diesel engine.

Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback

The Lancer Ralliart and Lancer Sportback Ralliart models use a new turbocharged 2-liter 4-cylinder DOHC MIVEC engine [maximum output 240hp, maximum torque 343 Nm (35 kgm)]. This is mated to Mitsubishi’s high-efficiency Twin Clutch SST transmission with an Active Center Differential, for extremely responsive steering and traction through tailoring the amount of torque fed to each wheel to optimally suit driving conditions.

Press release

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation will unveil, for the first time at an international motor show, the Lancer Sportback at the Le Mondial de l’Automobile 2008 (Paris Motor Show 2008) being held in Halls 1-8 of the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles from October 2 (October 4 for the general public) through October 19. The Lancer Sportback will have its European launch this fall with a phased introduction into the various countries in the region.

The company will also be displaying the Lancer Ralliart and Lancer Sportback Ralliart models that are based on the Lancer*1 sports sedan and Lancer Sportback. These models are powered by a turbocharged engine mated to Mitsubishi’s Twin Clutch SST (Sport Shift Transmission) and delivering power to all four wheels through an Active Center Differential.

With its inverted-slant nose and trapezoidal grille that defines the Mitsubishi Motors design identity the sporty Lancer Sportback is a 5-door sport hatchback, a body type that is very popular in Europe. The model is available in versions powered by 1.5-liter (109PS) or 1.8-liter (143PS) gasoline engines or by a 2.0-liter (140PS) turbo diesel engine. The Lancer Sportback offers an "auto-folding function" which enhances luggage compartment convenience through adjustable rear floor height and rear seatbacks that can be tipped forward via a lever located in the luggage compartment. The series is due to be joined by a model powered by Mitsubishi Motors’ new diesel engine in spring of 2009.

The Lancer Ralliart and Lancer Sportback Ralliart models use a new turbocharged 2-liter 4-cylinder DOHC MIVEC engine [maximum output 177 kW (240PS), maximum torque 343 Nm (35 kgm)]. This is mated to Mitsubishi’s high-efficiency Twin Clutch SST transmission with an Active Center Differential, for extremely responsive steering and traction through tailoring the amount of torque fed to each wheel to optimally suit driving conditions. Also helping to significantly raise the basic performance attributes of these cars over the Lancer base model are 2-pot caliper front brakes and a larger brake master cylinder.




10 comments:

Even mitsubishi is creating a line of HB cars, I think this only proves that HB cars are really popular around the globe.

What a horrible failure on Mitsus part, why did they have to keep the Twin Clutch auto? This vehicle would have been so much better with a 5 speed manual tranny.

I wasn’t a big fan of the new ’Mitsu’ late last year, but I just love the look of this new hatchback! I know its still a far way off yet, but is there any indication as to a pricetag in the land of OZ?

are they sharing the same engine with evo also it’s handling and steering is very responsive like the evo?

@AK47 agree with you.. it looks more aggressive and sporty vehicle. they even installed a new Turbochargers.

Can’t complain about the looks though.

Aggresive.... I like it.

you’re ight, but this is to big. look at the Golf, Focus, Fiesta and other hatchbacks.

"That spoiler doesn’t look to good!"

Its a damn hatchback, they all have the same spoilers.

That spoiler doesn’t look to good!

The turbo diesel sounds interesting. I hope they will release more data soon.

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