The Mitsubishi Lancer is not only one of the oldest, but also one of the most popular Japanese cars that still continue to exist in the market. This car has gone through some major redesigns and has evolved over the years. It is also one of the oldest sedans from Mitsubishi that continues to exist still now. A new variant will very soon be released. List of upgrades for 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer is long and some of the major changes include reduced body weight, upgraded security unit, increased space and better design. Last but not the least, a better engine is expected as well.
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer – Engine Options & Mileage
The engine carried by the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo under its hood is most likely to be a turbocharged inline-4 unit of 2.0 liter that easily generate up to 12 kWh along with the motor that it will be powered with. The output of DOHC unit will however be in the range of 148 horsepower approximately and its torque is likely to be 145 pounds per feet. The motor is likely to be a twin unit and there will generate more at a lesser expense. The engine mentioned is however a gasoline unit.
If another option is available, it is expected to be a 2.4 liter unit with 168 output and 167 torque. This unit is expected to be combined with Mitsubishi’s latest gearbox and the fuel efficiency offered will for sure be better.
However the figures indicate that they are very standard and are likely to offer 24 miles per gallon on city roads and these value further increases when on highway. Its value then is around 34 mpg. Some suggest that this unit also comes with an electronic valve control technology but no confirmations have been made.
Transmission unit paired with it is the same and the existing five speed transmission unit that was offered by previous variant as well. To add to that, it is quite fast as well and be offered in a 4WD / All-wheel drive system.
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer – Exterior and Interior Design
Exterior design of the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer is simply stunning. That is at least what has been revealed in latest released spy shots. It seems that this new Lancer will come with new C shaped LED lights on its fronts and additionally there will be fog lights.
It also feature brand new 18 inch alloy wheel as well. In spite of all these new changes, Mitsubishi Lancer will maintain its classic design. There will also be some great enhancements in terms of security features offered by this variant. They include independent suspension and auto braking system on all wheels.
It would be a little wild to speak too much about the interior details of a 2017 variant, especially when its release and details aren’t even concerned. However it is known for sure that the new cabin would be classier and it will certainly more spacious as well. Speculations are suggestive of the fact that 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer will feature a high-end and modern dash.
Most of the new and technological enhancements are expected on that part. Technological upgrades include a fresh infotainment unit that offers touch screen user interface. Last but not the least, there will also be a elevated in the quality of material used.
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer – Release Date, Competition & Price
The exact release date of 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer would be a little hard to predict at this point of time. However it is known that the sedan variant will be hitting the showrooms very soon, most probably by the fourth quarter of 2016. It is quite well anticipated and delays are not likely.
Considering the fact that other automakers will also be releasing their latest variants and civic will have to compete for its deserved spot. Vehicle like Honda Civic, Volkswagen Golf, and Mazda Mazda3 will mainly be competitors of 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer. It is also true that new Lancer for 2017 will be one of those few vehicles that offer great features at a fair price.
Again it will be hard to guess the exact cost of a 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer so early and the official figures haven’t been revealed either. Nevertheless from the little that has been known it is clear that the base variant of this car will be available for only $19,000.