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New Lancer Sedan To Debut At 2007 Detroit Motor Show

 


11th December, 2006

 

2007 Mitsubishi Lancer sedan

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. (MMNA) will give the new North American market specification Mitsubishi Lancer compact sport sedan its global premiere at the 2007 North American International Auto Show (Detroit Motor Show). The 2007 NAIAS runs from 13th-21st January, 2007, at the Cobo Centre in Detroit, Michigan (USA).

The new North American market Lancer uses a larger body than the current model, with an overall length of 4,570 mm (35 mm longer), overall width of 1,760 mm (65 mm wider), overall height of 1,490 mm (60 mm taller) and wheelbase of 2,635 mm (35 mm longer). The design uses elements from the Mitsubishi Concept-X shown at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show to provide a handsome, purposeful-looking shape and a confident, stable stance.

The new Lancer rides on the same next-generation platform employed by the company's Outlander SUV for outstanding crash safety and rigidity. The powertrain mates a new high output low emission 2.0-litre DOHC MIVEC*1 engine to a 6-speed SportronicR CVT*2 transmission. This is the first Mitsubishi vehicle destined for the North American market to offer a CVT. Some trim levels are offered with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters that allow the driver to shift gears manually without taking his/her hand off the wheel. Delivering outstanding economy and environmental performance, the driveline is complemented by an equipment and appointments specification that elevates driving enjoyment to a new level in a total package that satisfies all the requirements for a next-generation sport sedan.

Australian availability and specifications will be announced in due course.



*1 MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing and lift Electronic Control
*2 CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission)




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