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Mitsubishi has introduced a value-added sporty edition of its ageing Lancer Coupe

29 Mar 2001

THE Lancer VR-X coupe is a cheap way into the bottom end of the lifestyle market. It looks distinctive enough not to be too closely identified with the four-door Lancer sedan, offers adequate if not startling performance, handles well and is nicely constructed. And, with the VR-X body kit, it's bound to make an impression on the nightclub circuit. Alas, the lack of standard airbags is an eloquent comment on manufacturer priorities.
Model release date: 1 October 1999 to 1 December 2000

Did you know?

Lancer has been a huge success story for Mitsubishi, largely because of its model diversity - it's available as a coupe, sedan and a wagon

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Mitsubishi Lancer CC

Released: September 1992
Ended: July 1996
Family Tree: Lancer

The front-drive Lancer coupe is about the cheapest way to gain entry into the semi-sports market. The styling is clean, if a little bland, and the 1.5-litre 65kW engine delivers only moderate performance. The GLXi delivers more with 1.8 litres and 86kW. No hatch means compromised luggage space.

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