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Old 09-26-2006, 11:20 PM
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Am I the only one that thinks that the headlights make the front of the car look butt-mother-fugly?
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EVO's are meant to look a bit ugly...
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i think it looks bad ass, much better than previous version
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I wonder how much off-road testing is done to production Evo's and STI's? I never see any spy shots of them in the dirt, but they're all about their rally heritage. I wonder if it's just much harder for spy photogs to find the test tracks in the woods?
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Old 10-20-2006, 04:20 PM
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Old 10-20-2006, 06:21 PM
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Look at the Impreza in the back
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i like that imprezza better
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oOOoOOH!!! that impreza looks very mean and impressive!

for some reason i think the skyline that hasnt come out yet is already looking dated to me. haha
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European First Drive: 2006 Mitsubishi Evolution IX FQ-360

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...topanel..1.*#6
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I'm almost glad they dont sell that thing here. I'd have to get an evo, or know that no matter how much money i spent under 100k (except a Z06), that sucker would embarrass me. Major congrats to mitsu for doing it again
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Mitsubishi UK reckons the Evo IX will pummel its way from zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and top 160 mph, compared with a claimed 3.5 seconds and 175-plus mph for the FQ-400.
that's just dirty...
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Post 2008 release date and official sketch...

From Leftlane...

Mitsubishi today announced plans to unveil the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer at the Detroit auto show in January. Designed at Mitsubishi Motors studios in Europe and Japan, the Lancer sports sedan shares a design language with the popular 2005 Concept-X and Concept-Sportback show cars.

As previously reported, the Lancer will first be launched in North America in Spring 2007, then six months later in Japan and other markets. Mitsubishi says engine offerings will range from a 1.5 litre 110 horsepower base powerplant for Europe, to a high-performance Lancer Evolution model, including diesel power (Europe), a high performance 2.0 litre turbo gasoline version and other variants.

Mitsubishi has released an initial sketch of the 2008 Lancer, which appears to be a direct derivative of the Concept X, with some changes to the front fascia. It's unclear if Mitsubishi has also changed the shape of the rear doors and roofline, or if these discrepancies are due to exaggeration in the artist's sketch.


Source of CGI above: http://www.worldcarfans.com
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It's unclear if Mitsubishi has also changed the shape of the rear doors and roofline, or if these discrepancies are due to exaggeration in the artist's sketch.
They've never heard of perspective?
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All New Mitsubishi Lancer Sports Sedan at NAIAS - - Text & Photo edited by F. de Leeuw van Weenen - - Source: http://www.worldcarfans.com/


Built on new global platform

Ninety years after starting car production (with the 1917 Model-A), Mitsubishi has embarked upon its most ambitious automotive project ever through the launch of its first global platform.

Known as "Project Global", and already successfully previewed with the second generation Outlander, it will be showcased at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit by its highest volume variant: the all-new 4-door Lancer sports sedan.

Dynamic

Designed at Mitsubishi Motors studios in Europe and Japan, the Lancer sports sedan shares its stunning design language with the much-acclaimed Mitsubishi Design Europe-penned 2005 Concept-X and Concept-Sportback show cars.

Its low stance, long hood / short deck proportions, wide track, trademark "shark nose" and distinctively deep set "eyes", all bring a new meaning to the concept of sports sedans - very much in line with both Mitsubishi's "Japanese Modern" design philosophy and its peerless credentials within 45 years of racing.

To be launched progressively in world markets from Spring 2007 (North America), the Lancer sports sedan will form a full family of cars with dynamic qualities to match their looks all across the range: from entry models (1.5 litre 110 ps engine in Europe) right up to the all-new Lancer Evolution supercar, including diesel power (Europe), a high performance 2.0 litre turbo gasoline version and other variants.

Global

Representing a multi-million dollar investment, "Project Global" will support the launch of several new Mitsubishi vehicles over the next few years, designed from the outset for world markets, i.e.: with the built-in flexibility required to accommodate regional needs and regulations as well as market trends and new customer demands in markets as diverse as Japan, North America, Russia, Asia-Pacific and Europe.

As a further evidence of its adaptability, models from business partners DaimlerChrysler A.G. - with which it was co-developed - and P.S.A. Peugeot Citroen* are / will also be based on this global platform.

Along those lines, "Project Global" will also enable the introduction of the "World Engine" family of powerplants. Co-engineered with DaimlerChrysler and Hyundai Motor Company, the engines to be used in Mitsubishi vehicles have been modified by the company for individual market and model use.


* Outlander-based SUVs.
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Old 11-10-2006, 08:25 PM
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They've never heard of perspective?
Yea, seriously,
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The front looks grand, but the rear is
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Mitsubishi today revealed the 2008 Lancer sedan, which will be on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. The new-generation Lancer models arrive in Mitsubishi dealerships in early 2007.



The 2008 Lancer is based on a new global platform that also forms the foundation of the new Mitsubishi Outlander SUV. It has a longer wheelbase and wider track, but slightly shorter overall length than the previous model. It weighs 3,109 lbs.



All Lancer models are powered by an all-new 2.0-liter 152 hp aluminum DOHC MIVEC 4-cylinder engine (143 hp PZEV in Calif.) teamed to a 5-speed manual transmission. The new Lancer is the first Mitsubishi in North America to offer an optional continuously variable transmission (CVT).




fucking HOTT
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The rearend is ugly and doesn't fit with the rest of the car.
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Old 12-11-2006, 10:42 AM
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Certainly not amazing, but much better than the outgoing Lancer....I like it. Has a premium look to it.

Still anxious to see the production Evo.
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Old 12-11-2006, 10:51 AM
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I dont think that front end is aggressive looking enough.
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Old 12-11-2006, 11:25 AM
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Finally a nice looking compact sedan and a decent powered base engine to boot. Hopefully the interior is stylish too. Be pretty sweet if they made a low 200hp version to join the rest of the entry level sport compacts.
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Old 12-11-2006, 11:33 AM
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Finally a nice looking compact sedan and a decent powered base engine to boot. Hopefully the interior is stylish too. Be pretty sweet if they made a low 200hp version to join the rest of the entry level sport compacts.

I thought we already heard rumours of a Ralliart version that will compete against the WRX. That would be nice.
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This isn't going to be great news for the next gen evo owners. Considering all the reports that I've heared about peoples evo's being parted to regular lancers (not by choice of course). This new base lancer is a lot more appealing than the current model and will have chop shops working extra hours to get non-evo owners the evo look.
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I can't wait for the next Evo!
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Originally Posted by dom
I thought we already heard rumours of a Ralliart version that will compete against the WRX. That would be nice.
Sounds like it

Originally Posted by Motor Trend
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart: Mitsubishi spreads the Evo magic


By Editors of Motor Trend

The Lancer has been about the only successful car line to come from Mitsubishi in recent years, due in no small part to the fanatical enthusiast following generated by the turbocharged, all-wheel-drive, rally-bred Evo models.

The all-new Evo X is one of the most anticipated new cars from Japan (along with the Nissan GT-R). Mitsubishi sources are confirming that regular iterations of the next Lancer will share a lot more Evo DNA in a bid to boost sales.

The turbocharged, all-wheel-drive Lancer Ralliart shown above is intended to be more mild-mannered than the Evo X and has been designed to compete with Subaru's WRX.

It's meant to be a halfway step between the regular Lancer sedans and the all-out performance version to give Mitsubishi a car line with broader appeal.
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Front looks kind volvo s40ish.
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:30 PM
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It's not bad, but I can't say I like it. It's like a Honda job...incredible concept, watered down production version.
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:33 PM
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IMO it looks better than Corolla.
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Old 12-11-2006, 11:56 PM
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Front looks kind volvo s40ish.
excatly waht i was thinking.

front has s40 cues
side has 3rd gen TL cues (i think i'm the only one that sees it though)
and the rear reminds me of the IS250/350



all in all, much better looking than the upcoming corolla (too piggish), sentra (way too fat and even more piggish), etc.
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Something was definitely lost in translation. Which is too bad because Evo and Sport Concepts were really unique.
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Preview: 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer - - by Henny Hemmes - - Source: Autoweek

Mitsubishi has promised us the introduction of the 2008 Lancer sedan for the 2007 Detroit auto show - and now it's released the first details and photo of the new four-door.

The new Lancer shows the dynamic styling that was presented in 2005 with the Concept-X and Concept-Sportback. And of course, it hints at the new Lancer Evo which is due in 2009. The sport sedan is based on Mitsubishi's "Project Global" platform, on which the new Outlander is also built.

The new Lancer has a 103.7-inch wheelbase, while length, width, and height are 180 in,69.3 in and 58.6 in respectively. DE, ES and sport-tuned GTS models will be offered initially, and the Evo is expected to be launched early in 2008.


The Lancer will arrive at the end of summer and the model line will be completed with other versions. On worldwide markets, Mitsubishi will have a choice of five different engines, including a 140-hp, 2.0-liter common-rail diesel that will be available in Europe.



U.S. versions will get a four-cylinder similar to that in the Dodge Caliber : a 2.0-liter, 152-hp aluminum DOHC MIVEC engine (143 hp PZEV in Calif.) teamed to a five-speed manual transmission. A CVT also will be offered.
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I think it looks much, much better than the outgoing model. And I am sure the front end will be a LOT more aggressive in the case of the Evo.
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The front end looks okay, and definitely see traces of S40 in there, but the rear end looks like a poorly done knock off of Alfa Romeo's traditional rear design.
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Meh. who cares about the lancer, show me the evo
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