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.