Mitsubishi Lancer India
Mitsubishi Lancer, at least when it made its debut, had no competition. Adapted to suit Indian road conditions, and designed with your family in mind, the Lancer was one of the safest cars on the Indian roads. It has been known as the Colt Lancer, Dodge/Plymouth Colt, Chrysler Valiant Lancer, Chrysler Lancer, Eagle Summit, Hindustan Lancer, Soueast Lioncel, Mitsubishi Carisma, and Mitsubishi Mirage in various countries at different times. After receiving a range of makeovers the Lancer still rakes in good numbers owing to its image, simplistic design appeal and tank-like sturdy build quality. Inheriting its characteristics from the four world rally championship titles, the Lancer is everything that you always wanted your car to be.
Mitsubishi Lancer Engine
The Mitsubishi Lancer comes equipped with a 1468cc, 4-cylinder engine and this can deliver power of 87 PS along with maximum torque of 13.5 kgm. The petrol engine can reach 100 km/hour in 12.9 seconds. The diesel variant has 1998 cc, 4-cylinder engine and this can deliver power of 68 PS along with maximum torque of 12.5 kgm.
The high end Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X petrol variant comes with a 4 Cylinder, In-line 16 Valve, Intercooled Turbocharged Gasoline with double overhead camshaft and multipoint fuel injection. It is a 1998cc engine which romps up 216 PS with a torque of 366 Nm at 3500 rpm. It has six gears.
Mitsubishi Lancer Exteriors
The angular tail lamps have that same exotic-eye look as the headlights. Mitsubishi Lancer has an exterior that is sporty and aggressive. The Mitsubishi Lancer takes inspiration from its rally-bred Evo stable-mate to produce an appealing car that's well equipped and looks superb. It is also nicer looking compared to the old Lancer which was about as eye-pleasing as the Toyota Corolla but with less value. The Mitsubishi Lancer made a huge impact with its looks that had absolutely nothing else similar to it on the road. However the years, the Mitsubishi Lancer has failed to reinvent and though it does manage to notch up decent sales figures, it looks the car has lost favour with the audience.
Mitsubishi Lancer Interiors
The interiors of Mitsubishi Lancer are also very stylish and it is packed with number of new generation features. There’s decent rear legroom but taller passengers will find the ceiling is too low. There are no glaring design deficiencies, and the instrument panel is businesslike and straightforward; but it's easy to see the interior as a slightly dressed-up economy-car cabin. The interior looks simple and clear, but pales by comparison to the handsome exterior. The sportback has the ability to lower the floor to increase the luggage space.
Mitsubishi Lancer Safety Features
The Mitsubishi Lancer has several standard safety features and these include antilock brake system, dual airbags for the front and collapsible steering. Other features include child safety lock and electronic brake force distribution. All Lancer variants come standard with active stability control, driver’s knee SRS airbags and Electronic Brake Force Distribution. The Mitsubishi Lancer range earns the highest five-star ANCAP safety rating.
Mitsubishi Lancer Colors
The Mitsubishi Lancer is available in interesting colors which include county beige, French claret, black forest green, ashton grey and Nordic blue.
Mitsubishi Lancer Ride and Handling
There's plenty of grip through corners and the Lancer's standard sports suspension undoubtedly helps it negotiate bends rapidly, but the steering is short on sensation. This the area where the Lancer is most let down. Sports suspension may be good for grip, but it causes too many lumps and ripples to be felt by its occupants. Mitsubishi is a byword for longevity and we see no reason whatever for the Lancer to undermine this as it has superb build quality. Both the petrol and diesel engines pull strongly, though the diesel delivers most of its thrust in a single burst.
Mitsubishi Lancer Specifications
The length of the Mitsubishi Lancer is 4290 mm while its width is 1690 mm and its height is 1430mm. The car can seat 5 individuals and the turning circle of the car is 5.10 metres. The car has McPherson strut suspension system for the front while the rear has independent multi link system. The suspension system is good and provides stability to the car.
The Mitsubishi Lancer has power steering along with front disk and rear drum brake system. The car has a ground clearance of 185 mm. The kerb weight of the car is 1010 kgs while the fuel tank capacity of the car is 50 litres.
Mitsubishi Lancer Ex-Showroom Price
The car comes in two variations and these include petrol and diesel engine variants. The price of the Mitsubishi Lancer is around Rs 7.33 lakhs to approximately Rs 9.87 lakhs.
Mitsubishi Lancer Models
Mitsubishi Lancer 1.5 L Petrol LX: It is the petrol variant of Mitsubishi Lancer which is loaded with Tachometer, Power Windows, Power Steering, Rear Defogger, Adjustable Seats, AC and many more features as standard. Acceleration and engine performance is better than diesel variant.
Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0 L Diesel LX: It is the diesel variant of Mitsubishi Lancer which is packed with the same features that petrol variant offer except its engine. Mileage of this variant is much better than petrol variant.
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X: This top end variant comes with features like -Power windows with anti-trap and driver’s, one touch operations for all, Central door locking system, Cruise control, Immobilizer, Anti-theft alarm: Horn+Tune+Buzz, Intelligent washer, Dual horns, Front wiper: 2 speed & variable intermittent, Mist function, Auto light & Auto wiper, Rear window defogger, Head lamp, Seat belt reminder, Trunk lid /Fuel lid opener.
Mitsubishi Lancer Competitors
The Mitsubishi Lancer competes with the likes of Honda Civic, Maruti Kizashi and Ford Fiesta etc.
Compare Mitsubishi Lancer with other Models
Mitsubishi Lancer vs Maruti Suzuki Kizashi: Maruti Suzuki Kizashi beats the Lancer with better looks and fuel efficiency and huge interior room compared to the Mitsubishi Lancer. The Mitsubishi Lancer also comes at premium price compared to the Kizashi. This however reflects as the car also a better torque compared to the Maruti Suzuki Kizashi.
Mitsubishi Lancer vs Honda Civic: Honda Civic is the best in its class and is the current leader in the market. It is also available at a cheaper price and looks better than the Mitsubishi Lancer while the Mitsubishi Lancer is on a downhill due to its slow evolution.
Mitsubishi Lancer vs Ford Fiesta: Ford Fiesta offers more options and variants compared to the Mitsubishi Lancer which is available in only two variants. The Mitsubishi Lancer is a bit costlier but makes up with better looks with great torque and power.
Mitsubishi Lancer Awards
Mitsubishi Lancer earns Top Safety Pick award
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named the Mitsubishi Lancer one of its top safety picks. The four-door sedan managed to be the first Mitsubishi that the Institute has tested to pass the new roll-over test with a "good" rating.
2006 – Autosalon Final Battle
Category A: Distinctive Awards – Best Brakes Engineering (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO9RS)
Category A: Distinctive Awards – Best JDM Style (Mitsubishi Lancer EVO9RS)
2006 – Circuit Battle Round B
Super Lap 1 – Position 1 – Mitsubishi Lancer EVO9RS
Super Lap 2 – Position 1 – Mitsubishi Lancer EVO9RS
Fastest Super Lap – Position 1 – Mitsubishi Lancer EVO9RS
Mitsubishi Lancer Mileage
The petrol variant of the Mitsubishi Lancer delivers mileage of 12 km/litre in the city and on the highway the mileage delivered by the car is 16 km/litre. The diesel variation of the car offers 13km/litre in the city and the mileage on the highway is 18 km/litre.
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