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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer 5 Juro

The Mitsubishi Lancer used to be one of the most popular cars to come out of Japan. Used to be.

Today, the Lancer has become more of an afterthought as rival automakers have come out with vehicles that have leapfrogged the Lancer in terms of sales and popularity. That, however, hasn’t stopped Mitsubishi from releasing a special edition Lancer exclusively for the UK market. Based on the Lancer 1.5 GS2 hatchback, the special edition Lancer 1.5 Juro comes chalk-full with a lot of nice upgrades, especially on the interior, making it a little more attractive than a standard Lancer.

From the outside, there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of improvements on this Lancer that justifies its special edition designation, but over at the interior is where the upgrades are evident.

As for the price tag, the Lancer 1.5 Juro’s sticker doesn’t jump out of the screen, coming in at an affordable £14,749 or about $23,400 if you want to base it on current exchange rates. Not that it matters because the car isn’t coming here anyway.

Details on the Mitsubishi Lancer 1.5 Juro after the jump.

Exterior and Interior

Mitsubishi Lancer 1.5 Juro

The Lancer Juro’s special-edition designation ensures that it’s got a couple of features that standard Lancers don’t have, which is good considering that more added goodies makes for a more interesting car. Exterior upgrades were left at a minimum, including only a color-keyed rear spoiler, a set of 16” alloy wheels, and a choice of five available body colors, including Orient Red, Amethyst Black, Lightning Blue, Stone Grey, and Cool Silver.

The interior of this Lancer, however, is where things become more interesting. There are black leather seats, an integrated Kenwood multimedia system that includes Garmin Satellite Navigation, Parrott Bluetooth, iPod connection leas and reversing camera. There’s also a climate control, a leather steering wheel with audio controls, electric windows, front, side, curtain, and knee airbags, a CAT 1 alarm/immobilizer, and electric and heated door mirrors.

Performance

Mitsubishi Lancer 1.5 Juro

No performance upgrades were done on the car, which means that the Lancer 1.5 Juro will be carrying the same engine as the Lancer 1.5 GS2 hatch: a 1.5-liter engine that produces 107 horsepower and 105 lb/ft of torque.

Pricing

The special edition Lancer will be exclusively sold in the UK with a price tag of just £14,749, or about $23,471 based on current exchange rates.

Competition

Mitsubishi Lancer 1.5 Juro

The new Opel Astra poses as a true rival to this special edition Lancer. Similar to the Lancer 1.5 Juro, the Astra comes with a 1.4-liter engine that produces just north of 100 horsepower. With the performance aspect becoming pretty much a wash – both cars have their own strengths and weaknesses – it becomes a little tricky as to what kind of preference you have on your car. On one hand, the Astra is easily identified as one of the best of its class. On the flip side, the same can’t be said for the Lancer. The question now is, will you take a special edition Lancer over a standard Astra?

If you ask us, we’d play it safe with the Astra.

LOVE IT
  • Interior upgrades are a blessing
  • Affordable price for a ’special-ed’
  • Wide range of available colors
LEAVE IT
  • It won’t find it’s way in US shores
  • When was the last time Mitsubishi came out with a must-have Lancer?
  • Better options out there


16 comments:

The car looks so elegant on its platform. Reading the teaser made me more
excited to see the interior of this car. I hope that they also include pictures of the interior.

The front grille of this Lancer seems look like from Audi! Anyway, I just noticed that it looks very elegant on its car lines, which is great for it. However, I’m not so impressed with its power output.

I’m curious if what will be the interior upgrades of this vehicle will look like? I hope they also include some pictures of it. Anyway, this one is already very striking on its aesthetic design.

I love the simplicity of this Lancer! I must that its body paint option is absolutely striking and looking so awesome on it and looking by its picture, I can already say that this one is a very satisfying car.

It was just a good-looking car because on its sleek body paint, and yes it really looks so boyish on its color paint but just like their other cars, I’m too disappointed on its poor engine.

I’m impressed with its sporty interior touch and even on its exterior design. I just only hope that the engine that it has is quite good enough for this sedan and can give a better performance on it.

The sleek body paint of this Lancer gives the classy and sophisticated look on this Lancer, but I’m still curious on what will be the interior of it will look like. I just hope that it is also impressive enough.

Well one of the hatchback that look very decent eve know prominent taking of their favorite Lancer. Hopefully have mine one of this days, and I want the latest.

They are right the decency that it had is very impressive. I just only wonder on its interior features.

I guess its the designs that makes the Lancer tops off the market, but there’s no other upgrades when it comes to its performance and engines, just a sporty car that can be line up in both strength and weakness.

Yeah, Nothing spectacular on this car except that it has an affordable price.
Looking at the figure performance..Well, its kind of disappointing. I was looking forward to
see an upgrade in the engine.

So they are using a single frame for the grille of this car. Well, looking at the design
of the car. It has no difference with the traditional look of hatchback.

Well, I must say this car is which you are looking for? A combination of good standards stability and maintain its high quality features.

Lancer Juro is like the new Opel Astra, that was converted into its latest edition that was both have the strength performance. And has Wide range of available colors.

Well, if only for those add ons, this will certainly be the must have Lancer that you are looking for. But don’t be surprised to find out that these features are also rather common with the competitors.

Aside from its natural and impressive and cool silvery looks,The cheaper price is highly affordable. That makes this car very inspiring to buy for.

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