Saturday, December 4, 2010
Mitsubishi Lancer 2011 model year update
As a part of the Mitsubishi Lancer 2011 model year update, the company has introduced a new trim level into the range called the Mitsubishi Lancer SX.
Safety-wise, all variants get a revised brake assist system and an improved power windows safety mechanism.
The biggest change to the Lancer line up though is the introduction of the Lancer SX model. The Mitsubishi Lancer SX gets the same 2.0-litre, 113kW engine as the ES and VR models, while the VR-X and Aspire models get the 2.4-litre, 125kW four cylinder. Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited president and CEO, Masahiko Takahashi, said about the introduction of the SX model,
Mitsubishi has added a new six-speed 1.8 litre common rail direct injection diesel engined version of their Lancer. The Lancer features the brand new all-aluminum DOHC 16v 4-cylinder Common rail direct injection “low impact” Euro 5 Diesel engine, develops 150 bhp @ 3,000 rpm.
The highlight of this technology is Mitsubishi’s proprietary MIVEC variable valve timing system, a world first for a passenger car Diesel engine.
Taut and sharp, the Lancer again presents the new sharp visual identity for the brand, dubbed the “Jet Fighter grille”. The Lancer has a good comprehensive safety packages, including nine airbags. Other passive safety features include 3-point ELR seatbelts in all seats. The Lancer also employs Mitsubishi’s RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) uni-body that brings dramatic advances in multi-directional impact safety performance. The 1.8L diesel is priced at €22,995 with €156 annual road tax (Tax Band B) and fuel economy of 5.3L/100km (53MPG).