2016 Mitsubishi Lancer evolution – The Lancer has been one of the better small family cars out there even though it never really sold that many. It was really nicely balanced, the engines were both powerful and fuel efficient but it did lack the comfort of the more expensive European and American models. The Mitsubishi Lancer 2016 is set to be the first major refresh of the car in the last 10 years and from what the people at Mitsubishi are saying it seems that it is going to be the best lancer yet.
2016 Mitsubishi Lancer redesign changes
There are going to major changes about the car. Firstly, it will get a brand new platform which is going to use newer materials such as high strength steel and even aluminum in order to reduce the weight and to make it stronger. Secondly, the engines are not only going to be more fuel efficient but also a lot more powerful as well. A hybrid might also come for the first time ever in the Lancer line of cars. While at this moment we don’t have any real information about its interior we can say that the exterior will change dramatically. The 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer will be slimmer, wider as well as lower, all of which should make for a more aggressive look. The early renders show a 4 door coupe which wouldn’t be that far from the truth considering its current rivals.
New Mitsubishi Lancer 2016 specs
Unfortunately though, there isn’t that much information about the types of engines in the new 2016 Lancer but we have been assured that most of them are going to be turbocharged. There are rumors about the base model getting a 1.2-liter turbo which would launch at the same time with it. The most expected model of them all though is going to be the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution series. It seems that for the first time in almost 20 years the iconic 2.0-liter turbo is going to be ditched in the favor of a hybrid drivetrain. This would use a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline 4 with around 240 horsepower coupled to a pair of electric motor which would provide the all-wheel-drive system. The total expected power should be around 300 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque which is roughly the same to the older generation but thanks to the hybrid system, the new Mitsubishi Lancer 2016 will use a lot less fuel. All models will be available with new 8-speed CVT automatic transmission.
2016 Mitsubishi Lancer evolution release date
The good thing about 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer will be its price which is most likely going to stay the same, meaning that the base car will cost no more than $19,000 in the US. The release date though is quite a long way ahead, the Mitsubishi Lancer 2016 being expected in the first part of 2016.
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