Were you ever into the Mitsubishi Lancer? Perhaps you didn’t get a chance to buy one before? Well, now might be your last chance to own one. It hasn’t changed its form much since 2007 but it does have updated styling and advancements when it comes to technology features.
Thanks to some enhancements, the limited edition Lancer intended for the U.S. market looks a little sleeker than before. It features a silver exterior complemented with black 16 inch wheels, door mirrors, fender garnish, upper front grille garnish and roof. To complete the updated exterior, Mitsubishi gave the Lancer a sunroof and a Limited Edition badge. It is currently positioned just above the ES base version. Overall, the exterior looks elegant with an element of subtlety.
But let us get to the interior, the steering wheel, door trim, arm rest, shift knob and brake lever are all finished in black fabric with red stitching accents. Pedals are now upgraded to aluminum, black pillars and headliner, as well as gloss black finishing. As for technology, a 6.5-inch Display Audio System that supports both Apple Carplay and Android Auto has been added. It has kept up with the times.
The Limited Edition model will be equipped with a 2.0 liter DOHC four-cylinder that can produce 148 horsepower and 145 pound feet of torque.
According to Mitsubishi, the Limited Edition Lancer will be available in late May with a starting price of $19,795, and will be available until the end of the model year. I think it’s priced reasonably with the add-ons, and it’s still cheaper than the average cost of brand new cars in the US nowadays.
With all the features they added, the Lancer is now like a hybrid of vintage and high-tech. But it still can’t compete with the recently-extinct Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. So if you are one of those people who are into vintage cars, though this one isn’t that old, then you may want to get this.
Its affordability, styling, and connectivity features make it ideal for students, working professionals, or a young couple. However, it’s definitely not for the racers out there. Nonetheless, it is a reliable way to get from point A to point B.
According to Don Swearingen, the executive VP and COO of Mitsubishi, the Lancer’s high-value offering and appealing price have made it perfect for those who want a connected experience while driving a car that has attractive aesthetics.