Spied: Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Testing


We have heard of an upcoming Sportback variant of the new Lancer but the wait for it to actually be released is the hardest part. But as always there are spy shots and renderings to keep the imagination flowing. What you see above is an apparent spy shot of the upcoming Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback testing in Michigan, USA.


A direct competitor to the five-door Subaru Impreza, the Lancer Sportback engine line-up in Europe is reported to be 1.5 to 1.8-liter petrol engines along with a 2-liter turbodiesel. The daddy of them all is a Sportback Ralliart version powered by the same turbocharged 2-liter MIVEC engine powering the Evo X.

The Sportback Ralliart will be putting out 237hp and 253lb-ft of torque to all fours via Mitsubishi’s highly acclaimed Twin-Clutch SST four wheel drive system and its Active Center Differential. Considering the Evo X officially made it to our shores without keeping us waiting for too long, don’t be suprised to see the Ralliart Lancer Sportback storming down our highways soon after its launch. Check out the gallery below to get a better picture of what to expect.


Source: AutoBlog

  • N
  • Jan 9, 2009
So this model is supposed to replace AirTrek or what? Or maybe its a direct competitior to the X6? This thing is a competitor to Subaru Impreza? Errr.... a forester seems to be a more direct competitor. It doesn't mean the same 5 door hatch would be a direct competitor. Its way taller looking than WRX.
  • 1
  • Jan 9, 2009
lancer giant spec...??
  • J
  • Jan 9, 2009
Lancer Sportback already on sale in Australia for quite sometimes ler...
  • E
  • Jan 9, 2009
werr~ looks nice. possible to regain the rally crown with this?
  • C
    Crazy Biscut
  • Jan 10, 2009
Looks decent enough, like my friend said if they dont go back to the WRC they dont deserve Ralliart Name
  • M
  • Jan 10, 2009
dun knoe this will be the next Wira or not...hope so..
  • V
  • Jan 18, 2009
More of it will be the next Waja instead of the Wira. *Crosses fingers*
The Wira should have been replaced by the Persona.