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Old 11-10-2006, 07:08 AM   #1
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Mitsubishi Motors To Unveil All-New Lancer Sports Sedan At 2007 North American International Auto Show

November 10, 2006 -- CYPRESS, Calif. -- Ninety years after starting car production (with the 1917 Model-A), Mitsubishi has embarked upon its most ambitious automotive project ever through the launch of its first global platform.

Known as "Project Global", and already successfully previewed with the second generation Outlander, it will be showcased at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit by its highest volume variant: the all-new 4-door Lancer sports sedan.

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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.

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Representing a multi-million dollar investment, "Project Global" will support the launch of several new Mitsubishi vehicles over the next few years, designed from the outset for world markets, i.e.: with the built-in flexibility required to accommodate regional needs and regulations as well as market trends and new customer demands in markets as diverse as Japan, North America, Russia, Asia-Pacific and Europe.

As a further evidence of its adaptability, models from business partners DaimlerChrysler A.G. - with which it was co-developed - and P.S.A. Peugeot Citroen* are / will also be based on this global platform.

Along those lines, "Project Global" will also enable the introduction of the "World Engine" family of powerplants. Co-engineered with DaimlerChrysler and Hyundai Motor Company, the engines to be used in Mitsubishi vehicles have been modified by the company for individual market and model use.
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Old 11-10-2006, 08:35 AM   #2
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i hope you didn't draw this
the pic might look good but the angle of the wheels are way off
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Old 11-10-2006, 10:48 AM   #3
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a new turbo 2.0 that's not lancer evo spec...now THATS interesting. regular wrx competitor?
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Old 11-10-2006, 11:04 AM   #4
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So stretch the windows about 40% taller, throw some 15" rims on there and I'll bet that is the new lancer.

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Old 11-10-2006, 11:41 AM   #5
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Old 11-10-2006, 11:56 AM   #6
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thats hot
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Old 11-10-2006, 12:40 PM   #7
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I think the Ralliart version is supposed to be the WRX fighter.
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Old 11-10-2006, 09:12 PM   #8
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So stretch the windows about 40% taller, throw some 15" rims on there and I'll bet that is the new lancer.

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Pretty much. I'm too lazy to link in a spy shot from the EVO thread, so just mentally picture "Dodge Caliber with a trunk and an underbite."
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Old 11-12-2006, 03:11 PM   #9
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a new turbo 2.0 that's not lancer evo spec...now THATS interesting. regular wrx competitor?
yea thats what im thinking right now.. even though thats just a "concept" drawing but if it looks anywhere near that.. those will sell
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Old 11-12-2006, 06:59 PM   #10
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Evo's will sell regardless of whether it looks like that concept drawing or not. When the Evo VIII came out with its ugly looking nose, it was Mitsu's hottest item.

For this next generation, the WRX will have a competitor from the Lancer. The Evo and STI will remain rivals.
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Old 11-12-2006, 07:14 PM   #11
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i also posted this in the evo x topic.. but since we dont exactly what model it is.. im gona post if both threads..


could be the new lancer ralliart
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Old 11-12-2006, 07:18 PM   #12
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Those look like 18's
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Old 11-15-2006, 11:31 PM   #13
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a new turbo 2.0 that's not lancer evo spec...now THATS interesting. regular wrx competitor?
A Japanese article stated that "..a EU-bound 1.5l entry model, a diesel engine, a high-powered 2.0l turbo model, many derivations are planned."

Previous reports spoke of a Ralliart version that will be a WRX competitor..though I dont remember any specs.
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Old 11-16-2006, 05:04 PM   #14
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http://www.autoblog.com/2006/11/16/s...ncer-surfaces/

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So here's the deal. We know Mitsubishi just held a long-lead introduction for its new Mitsubishi Lancer. Journalists were invited to sample the new car (not us, unfortunately), excluding the Ralliart and EVO models, in exchance for a promise not to publish pictures until late December and driving impressions until late January. Now, inviting a bunch of gear heads to drive the second coming from Mitsubishi and letting them loose on public roads is just asking for precious info to be leaked. And so it has to us in the form of an anonymous (of course) tip. Here's the long and short of it...

Wheelbase: 104 in.
Track, f/r: 60 in./60 in.
Length: 178 in.
Width: 71 in.
Height: 55 in.
Curb Weight: 2,800 lbs.
Engine: 140hp / 135ft-lbs. 2.0-liter I-4
Transmission: 5-speed Manual or CVT

These are most likely specs for the ES or SE model and reveal the base engine to be a 2.0-liter version of the World Engine that Mitsubishi co-developed with DaimlerChrysler and Hyundai. Also of note is the lack of an automatic transmission as an option, with only a CVT being offered to those who don't row their own boat with the optional 5-speed. Take a look at the Lancer's width, too: 71 inches. That figure dwarfs the 2006 model at 66.8 inches and nearly all of its main competitors, including the Honda Civic (69 in.) and Mazda3 (69.1). We're going to stop the speculation here for fear Mitsubishi agents have breached our perimeter and are planning a raid on the Autoblog HQ at any moment.
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Old 11-16-2006, 05:17 PM   #15
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2800lb, eh? I wonder how much heavier the Ralliart & Evo models would be. An Evo weighing in at ~3000lbs would be pretty schweet.
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Old 11-16-2006, 05:21 PM   #16
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i hope you didn't draw this
the pic might look good but the angle of the wheels are way off
the whole thing is really well drawn. the wheels are the right angle they are just huge! like 24". do you even know how to draw?!
this sketch has been posted like 4 times already.
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Old 11-17-2006, 03:05 PM   #17
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http://www.autoblog.com/2006/11/17/e...-on-the-lancer

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As we've mentioned previously, a lucky group of journos got the chance to take the new Mitsubishi Lancer out for a spin earlier this week. The downside was that no one could give any details about the experience, nor any of the hard data they surely received in their press packet, until the embargo has been lifted later this year.

However, our man who hails from 'our favorite kind of road' left the little junket "impressed" and was able to shed some light on what trim levels we can expect from the new Lancer. First off, he didn't drive Ralliart or Evolution variants, however, he did divulge that three trim levels would be made available once the Lancer hits dealers. On the Ralliart side of things, Mr. Paukert made it clear that the Ralliart versions will be more along the lines of say, Subaru's STI, offering more power and more toys. That's definitely a step in the right direction, as the Ralliart versions we've had to endure here in the States have generally sucked.

The increase in exterior size, interior capacity and power is a definite indication that the Lancer seeks to be many more things to many more people that its predecessors. In an effort for Mitsubishi to become more competitive on the world stage these three features are absolute musts, which brings us to a tipper by the name of Kevin.

He threw together this listing of information which, of course, we have no way of confirming, although much of it seems very feasible. Beginning with the technical stuff, Kevin reports that the Lancer will come equipped with a fully independent front and rear suspension, front and rear disc brakes equipped with ABS, an 18-gallon fuel tank and 12 cubic feet of trunk space. The base, 2.4-liter four will make 140 HP at 6,000 RPM and 135 ft.-lbs. of torque at 4,000 RPM, with EPA mileage figures to run 28 city/35 highway. The Ralliart version will bump up power into the 175 HP range. Standard side airbags will make the IIHS happy and traction control will be an option.

Kevin's pricing estimates are as follows:
DE - $15,000
ES - $16,500
GTS - $18,000
Ralliart - $22,000

The official information on the Lancer and a near-production version of the EVO will come out during the Detroit Auto Show, although we expect more information to leak as the date draws near.
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Old 11-17-2006, 11:31 PM   #18
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The ralliart versoin will be more along the lines of Subaru's STI, yet it will only have 175 HP? This doesn't add up, am I missing something?
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Old 11-18-2006, 12:43 AM   #19
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The ralliart versoin will be more along the lines of Subaru's STI, yet it will only have 175 HP? This doesn't add up, am I missing something?
Perhaps the author meant WRX instead of STI?
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Old 11-18-2006, 09:38 AM   #20
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With 175 HP it would be closer to the RS than the WRX. I just think that it was worded very poorly - they mention...
"Ralliart versions will be more along the lines of say, Subaru's STI, offering more power and more toys"
... not that it would offer up the same performance as an STI, but that it would offer more power than the regular version, just like the STI is more powerful than the regular WRX or plain old Impreza.

Either way, I like the design and eagerly await to see the full-on Evo version. If the spyshots are right, it will look many times better than the STI.
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Old 11-18-2006, 10:35 AM   #21
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175 can move 2,800 lbs as well 229 hp moving 3,100 lbs.

Nice!
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175 can move 2,800 lbs as well 229 hp moving 3,100 lbs.

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Yea, no sorry. While 300 lbs definitely a decent amount of extra baggage, 54 hp is more than enough to offset that weight difference.
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Old 11-18-2006, 12:40 PM   #23
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what happened with the ralliart turbo version.... now this i cant wait to see... i want a wrx fighter!!
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Old 11-18-2006, 02:18 PM   #24
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not if it has less torque..


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Yea, no sorry. While 300 lbs definitely a decent amount of extra baggage, 54 hp is more than enough to offset that weight difference.
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I can't believe anyone is questioning the opinions of "Kevin". C'mon guys, its Kevin!
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