In the highly-competitive and cost-conscious C-segment of the market, value-for-money is fundamental, so Mitsubishi Motors UK has chosen to give its customers the full package; standard 15" alloy wheels, metallic paint, air conditioning, CD player, keyless entry, colour-keyed electric door mirrors with defoggers, front fog lights, power door mirrors, height adjustable driver’s seat, 60/40 split back rest and rear adjustable headrests. Both the Lancer estate and saloon get a distinctive colour-keyed rear spoiler with high mount stop lamp.
The range-topping 2.0-litre Lancer Sport estate gains 16" alloy wheels, Momo 3-spoke leather wrapped steering wheel, sports type front seats, CD auto-changer, sports type grille and a lowered suspension.
Passenger safety is also a significant feature of the new Lancer range, all models coming with standard front SRS airbags for driver and passenger, side airbags, side-door impact bars and anti-trapping power windows front and rear.
In terms of driving dynamics, the Lancer is fitted with independent suspension all-round, with Macpherson front struts and a multi-link set-up at the rear. ABS with EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) is included across the range, as are 15" ventilated front and 14" solid rear disc brakes.
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Saloon (4-door) Model Range & Prices
|Equippe 1.6 (manual)||£9,999|
|Equippe 1.6 (auto)||£10,499|
|Elegance 1.6 (manual)||£10,749|
|Elegance 1.6 (auto)||£11,249|
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Saloon Estate (5-door) Range & Prices
|Equippe 1.6 (manual)||£10,499|
|Equippe 1.6 (auto)||£10,999|
|Elegance 1.6 (manual)||£11,249|
|Elegance 1.6 (auto)||£11,749|
|Sport 2.0 (manual)||£11,999|
Now in its 9th generation, the launch of the Lancer in the UK signifies Mitsubishi’s return to the C-segment. On-sale across Europe since August 2003, the Lancer has sold 33,565 units so far this year and is Mitsubishi’s second highest-selling European model after the L200 pick-up. Mitsubishi Motors UK plans to sell 3,000 units in 2005, over two-thirds of which are expected to be Lancer estates.Published 15 December 2004