CE Series II Lancer
1 Aug 1998
A minor facelift, featuring a new grille, more standard features, revised cabin trim and the availability of a Tiptronic-style four-speed auto in the MR Coupe, signalled the CE II.
In October ’99 Mitsubishi the 86kW 1.8L engine became standard in the GLi sedan and optional in the GLi coupe, while a sporty body-kitted VR-X limited edition became available.
In May ’01, 100 206kW Lancer Ralliart Evolution VI 4WD sedans went on sale, along with a much tamer LRX-1 sedan and coupe bodykit special.
In May ’02 a locally engineered Lancer Cabriolet was launched, based on the 1.8L GLXi coupe.
From July ’02 the next generation CG Lancer 2.0L range supplemented the CE sedan (and eventually replaced it in early '03), coupe and wagon range, with the RG Colt finally replacing the latter in September 2004.
The Road to Recovery podcast series
27th of August 2001
Mitsubishi 2001 Lancer Ralliart Evo VI sedan
Mention the word Evo and it conjures up real high performance motoring
8th of May 2001
Value packs for Lancer, Pajero
Mitsubishi aims to maintain buyer interest in the Lancer and Pajero with value-packed limited-edition variants
When it was new
5th of September 2001
A Mitsubishi upgrade for 2002 comes at no extra cost to the buyer
23rd of May 2001
The Evo has landed
Relief for Mitsubishi and Ralliart as barnstorming Lancer Evolution VI finally arrives