Car reviews - Mitsubishi - Lancer - sedan/wagon range
A 2.4 MIVEC engine from Outlander and Grandis transforms Mitsubishi's Lancer sedan
26 Aug 2005
MITSUBISHI’S Lancer has long had attracted a strong following in the small car class, thanks to youthful styling, a larger than average interior, competitive pricing and Lancer’s rally heritage. Now that package has improved significantly via a MY2006 upgrade that includes subtle styling updates, more equipment and, most importantly, a 2.4-litre MIVEC engine from Grandis and Outlander. The new mill elevates the Lancer driving experience significantly and matches the Mazda3 SP23 as the most powerful small sedan in its class.
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Mitsubishi CE LancerReleased: July 1996
Ended: September 2004
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The Lancer MIVEC range represents a MY2006 engine and equipment upgrade for the CH Lancer - rather than a midlife facelift, which is yet to come. Based on the new sedan and wagon-only CG Lancer (launched here in Julymid-2004 (CE Lancer GLXi sedan pictured). The last Lancer hatch was discontinued in July 1996 and, though an updated CB model, was sold as a CC alongside all-new CC Lancer sedans and coupes. Prior to the MY2006 2.4 MIVEC update tested here, all Lancers were powered by a 92kW/173Nm SOHC four.
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