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#1 of 5 Mitsubishi Lancer Prototype-S
Feb 26, 2008 (10:51 am)
Making its global debut at the Geneva Show, the Prototype-S is derived from the Lancer sports sedan (Galant Fortis on the Japanese market) currently on sale in most Mitsubishi Motors markets worldwide.
Distinguished by the inverted-slant nose with trapezoidal grille front fascia that comprise the Mitsubishi Motors new design identity, and with purposeful, wide-and-low proportions; Prototype-S uses exterior lines to craft a shape that is powerful and sporty. The use of 215/45R19 tires on 19-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels adds to the tautly muscular and road-hugging image the styling projects.
Prototype-S uses a new 2.0-liter MIVEC*1 4-cylinder DOHC intercooled / turbocharged engine, developing maxima of 240 PS and 35 kg-m that will also power the Lancer Ralliart due to go on sale in North America in the summer of 2008. The power unit is mated to Mitsubishi Motors's high-efficiency Twin Clutch SST*2 automated manual transmission that gives the driver simple control of and feel-good access to the car's exhilaratingly sporty performance. The full-time 4WD driveline features Mitsubishi Motors' Active Center Differential (ACD) that uses an electronically controlled multi-plate hydraulic clutch to optimally tailor front / rear drive torque vectoring to different driving conditions and deliver the best balance between steering response and traction.
#2 of 5 Re: Mitsubishi Lancer Prototype-S [rcpax]
Feb 26, 2008 (5:09 pm)
Looks good. I think there's room for it in Mitsu's North American lineup. Now, I wonder if we'll see it over here as a Mitsu or a Peugeot
#3 of 5 Re: Mitsubishi Lancer Prototype-S [mikevegas06]
Feb 27, 2008 (2:05 am)
US will already be getting the 4 door version of this car in the last half of 2008 as the Lancer Ralliart. I guess it's a "wait and see" for MMNA whether they will import the Euro 5-door version too.
#4 of 5 Re: Mitsubishi Lancer Prototype-S [rcpax]
Feb 29, 2008 (8:07 pm)
Mitsubishi Motors released a position paper today ( Friday, Feb. 29 ) titled STEP UP 2010.
The paper claimed that a "Sport Hatchback Lancer model" would soon join the current Lancer line-up in North America.
No date was given.
#5 of 5 Re: Mitsubishi Lancer Prototype-S [rcpax]
Mar 01, 2008 (9:28 pm)
Size, looks, & practical amount of doors all look good.
I could probably live with swapping the intercooled turbo & AWD for MPG, FWD and a toned-down wing tho'.
Wonder if that will be an option?