Mitsubishi Motors unveiled the 2016 Lancer with cosmetic upgrades and no changes at powertrains.
Mitsubishi designer have reworked very minimal up front. The same basic front design has been updated with a revised grille and standard LED daytime running lights. The ORVM's have been updated with integrated turn signals and the car is available with optional 18-inch wheels.
2016 Lancer include new seat fabrics, a newly designed center console with USB port, and it comes in two new colors: Diamond White Pearl and Alloy Silver. Mitsubishi's All-Wheel Control system is now available at the lower ES trim level.
In the absence of the more potent Evolution trim, the GT trim gets sport-tuned suspension, larger disc brakes, 18 inch two-tone alloy wheels, sunroof and rear spoiler, and is available as a 5-speed manual or with the new generation CVT8. Sportronic Steering wheel paddle shifters are available for the GT trim.
There is no change under the hood as the ES trim uses the same 2.0-litre engine producing 148bhp of power and 226Nm of torque. The GT trim retains the 2.4-litre engine producing 168bhp of power and 226Nm of torque.
The bad news is that there will be no more Lancer Evolution. Instead, Mitsubishi launched the Lancer Ralliart slotting between the discontinued Evo and the Lancer GT. The Ralliart offered in all-wheel-drive, turbocharged power, and the Evo's dual-clutch transmission, along with an array of cosmetic upgrades inspired by the Evo.