Featuring new exterior and interior design, the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer facelift gets a 139bhp, 1.8L Naturally Aspirated Petrol Engine
Mitsubishi, the Japanese automaker has recently discontinued its iconic Lancer brand from the Western markets. Interestingly, the company is working on an all-new sedan, which will replace the Lancer in select international markets. Surprisingly, Mitsubishi is preparing a major facelift to the current Lancer for the Eastern markets including Japan, China and others. In fact, the clear pictures of the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer facelift has been revealed by the company. Most of the details about the exterior and interior of the sedan have also been revealed online. Read – New Mitsubishi Montero Launched In India
The 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer will also be sold in Taiwan. The sedan has been named ‘Mitsubishi Grand Lancer’. Going by the pictures, it is visible that the sedan gets an all-new front and rear profile along with several changes on the inside. The front fascia gets the company’s new X-shaped face that gives this sedan an all-new refreshing look. On sides, the sedan gets new alloy wheels while the rear gets new C-shaped tail-lamps and a more aggressive bumper design. The number plate at the rear has been moved up into the boot lid. The range-topping variant now features new two-tone 18-inch alloy wheels. Read More – Mitsubishi XM Crossover To Rival Honda BRV
Inside the cabin, the 2017 Mitsubishi Grand Lancer gets an all-new dashboard design. Feature list include a three-spoke multi-functional steering wheel, a 10.2-inch all-digital instrument panel, a reversing camera and a 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Top-of-the-line variant also gets dual-zone automatic climate control. As an optional, the company is also offering Smart Dashboard.
For passengers’ safety and security, the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer gets seven airbags, traction control, active stability control, emergency stop signal system, hill-start assist and accident warning system, and ISOFIC rear child seat anchors.
Under the bonnet of the sedan is a 1.8-litre MIVEC naturally aspirated, four-cylinder petrol engine. This engine is capable of producing 139bhp of top power and 176Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) while the combined fuel efficiency rated at 15.7kmpl. In Taiwan, the sedan is priced at NT$679,000 (INR 14.7 lakh) for the entry-level Elegant variant which goes up to NT$819,000 (INR 17.74 lakh) for the Flagship variant.