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#1 of 639 08 Mitsubishi Lancer at NAIAS
Nov 11, 2006 (8:21 am)
" Designed at Mitsubishi Motors studios in Europe and Japan, the Lancer sports sedan shares its stunning design language with the much-acclaimed Mitsubishi Design Europe-penned 2005 Concept-X and Concept-Sportback show cars.
Its low stance, long hood / short deck proportions, wide track, trademark "shark nose" and distinctively deep set "eyes", all bring a new meaning to the concept of sports sedans - very much in line with both Mitsubishi's "Japanese Modern" design philosophy and its peerless credentials within 45 years of racing.
To be launched progressively in world markets from Spring 2007 (North America), the Lancer sports sedan will form a full family of cars with dynamic qualities to match their looks all across the range: from entry models (1.5 litre 110 ps engine in Europe) right up to the all-new Lancer Evolution supercar, including diesel power (Europe), a high performance 2.0 litre turbo gasoline version and other variants."
Press Release from MMNA
#2 of 639 So how about the 08?
Dec 11, 2006 (10:31 am)
Pictures and limited specs. are now available for the 2008 Lancer. What do you think of the styling and it's chances for success in the marketplace?
May I request in advance to please not post "it looks like xxxxx"?
#3 of 639 08 Lancer
Dec 11, 2006 (11:18 am)
Look's hot indeed! Look a bit like a Acura TSX. Great improvement from the bland previous generation. Reliability have always been good on past Lancer's and Mitsubishi's in general. I hope same trend continues with this new platform, engines and transmissions. including the CVT. Thumbs up!!!!
#4 of 639 Real photos of production 08 Lancer
Dec 11, 2006 (7:10 pm)
Will be at the dealerships at early 2007 (no exact date).
Engine: new 152hp 2.0L 4Cyl
Trans: 5 speed manual or 6 speed CVT (Sportronic) with paddle shifters for GTS trim
#5 of 639 Re: Real photos of production 08 Lancer [rcpax]
Dec 12, 2006 (5:22 pm)
I'm curious about the tranny options on the non-GTS models. Not quite clear from the Mitsubishi press release.
" When equipped with the CVT, the Lancer GTS exclusively features a 6-step Sportronic(R) mode using magnesium steering wheel paddle shifters."
So what is the tranny option for the rest of the trims? They only mention the 5-speed manual for all trims as standard.
#6 of 639 Re: Real photos of production 08 Lancer [dodo2]
Dec 12, 2006 (6:16 pm)
Yep, it's quite vague. I hope they offer the 6 speed Sportronic as an option across all models. the 6 speed sportronic in the 07 outlander is great. Smooth transition from 1st to 6th gear, and you can hardly sense it shift. From your quoted line, I think what they meant was the paddle shifters were offered only for the GTS. But no biggie, because you can always shift using the stick shift, and my guess is that lower end trims will get the Sportronic trans, but with stick shifting only.
#7 of 639 Question?
Dec 19, 2006 (8:55 pm)
Does anybody knows if that 08 Lancer engines and transmissions are made and built by Mitsubishi in Japan? Or is that "world" engine from Hyundai/DCX/Mitsubishi?
#8 of 639 Re: Question? [mirde98]
Dec 19, 2006 (9:36 pm)
From the press release, it mention only of the global platform, but not the global engine. The 07 Outlander however has both the global platform and global engine. The global engine was just "designed" in collaboration with the manufacturers you mentioned, but the ones on the Outlander are built by Mitsu.
#9 of 639 Re: Question? [mirde98]
Dec 20, 2006 (2:09 pm)
The block is the only portion of the engine that is shared by the partners for the world engine.
#10 of 639 Guys.....What's the final numbers on the EVO ?
Dec 21, 2006 (2:32 am)
Does anybody know ? Anyone have any interior photo's of the EVO ? is there going to be leather seats, navi, and any other creature features worth mentioning ?