1 Sep 2003
Mitsubishi grafted a TL Magna-like swoopy nose on the Lancer sedan, and with a lot more success too. The changes saw new headlights, grille, bumpers, boot lid and taillights, while there was also exterior and cabin trim changes.
Meanwhile the long-lived (1992 vintage) CC Lancer wagon finally gave way to the CH Lancer Sportswagon range in July 2004.
The square-back wagon arrived in base ES and sporty VR-X guises. The 92kW 2.0-litre engine continued unchanged in all CH variants.
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Mitsubishi 2005 Lancer sedan/wagon range
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Mitsubishi 2003 Lancer VR-X sedan
Why the VR-X version of Mitsubishi's new CH lancer sedan range lacks punch
When it was new