Mitsubishi tweaks the Lancer again for another new year.
If it feels and looks like it’s been around since Adam was a boy, well that’s pretty much because the current shape Mitsubishi Lancer is very much getting to the end of its life.
A new model is in the pipeline, but until that new look and shape comes Mitsubishi Australia is using plain old good value to try and lure buyers.
Mitsubishi has freshened its Lancer range for 2016 with new features and styling tweaks.
So, what’s changed? Well, the 2016 Lancer is now available in only three trim levels - ES Sport, LSR and GSR. The ES and LSR get a 2.0 litre petrol engine, the 2.4 litre petrol unit appearing only in GSR. The GSR is also the only Lancer to be offered in both sedan and Sportback body styles.
A new-look bumper bar and updated grille also features as standard, along with new front fog lights and side body skirts. While on the inside 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer buyers get a high contrast instrument cluster, a new front centre console and Digital Radio.
And two new colours will be available as well - Starlight (pearl white) and Sterling Silver.
Tony Principe is the head of marketing at Mitsubishi Motors Australia, he says heading into 2016 the Lancer has never looked better.
“Lancer has a fresher new look, additional features for 2016 and revised model line-up to maintain its position within the popular small car market,”
“Lancer’s proven track record and unbeatable combination of sporty styling, reliability and standard features remain the foundation of its enduring appeal, particularly with younger buyers.”
“For 2016, we’ve taken this a step further by adding to Lancer’s value and appearance through substantial feature upgrades to ES Sport and LS sedan models, while its new styling is complemented with standard features like reversing camera, front fog lamps, LED daytime running lamps, digital radio and colour touch screens across the range.”
The 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer range is priced from $19,500.