SAME LOOKS BUT NEW FEATURES
THERE’S not much different about the looks of Mitsubishi’s Lancers for 2015, but they’ve had a model reshuffle, gained some new features – and their prices have been pruned.
The Lancer, in five variations, has long been a solid performer in the small car class and owners tend to stick with the brand.
Prices now start from $18,990 for the ES Sport sedan manual with a 110kW 2.0litre 4-cylinder engine, four-wheel independent suspension and 16-inch alloy wheels.
It’s well specced with climate control aircon, Bluetooth hands free and audio streaming with voice control, seven airbags and sports body kit with rear spoiler and side body skirts as standard.
Next up is the $20,990 LS sedan, which adds a 6.1-inch colour touch screen, reversing camera, Smart Key technology, leather facing seats, heated front seats and power adjustable driver’s seat.
Replacing the VRX sedan is the new XLS, which starts from $26,490.
It has a 125kW 2.4-litre 4-cylinder engine, 9-speaker Rockford Fosgate sound system, 7-inch colour touch screen with 3D navigation mapping and SD card input, automatic rain sensing wipers, electro-chromatic rear view mirror, dusk sensing headlights, electric foldable door mirrors, 18-inch alloy wheels and sports suspension.
The same powerplant is in the $21,990 GSR Sportback which also has the 18inch alloys but gets side air dams, rear sports spoiler and sports-style front seats and sports pedals.
It also has a reversing camera, voice activated Bluetooth with audio streaming and climate control aircon.
Automatic transmission is a $2000 option across ES, LS and XLS sedan and GSR Sportback models. All models also get door mirrors with built-in indicator lights, Emergency Stop Signal and new door trims.
The Lancer Ralliart and Evo high performance models are also continued, with prices starting from $37,990 for the fiery Ralliart and $52,990 for the superhot Evo.
The 2015 Lancers have more features and lower prices.