Reader 280kmh managed to snap this shot of the latest Mitsubishi Lancer on the LDP highway while driving from Subang to Bangi. All of the rear badging including the Mitsubishi logo has been taped up, but one glance and you know that it is the latest Lancer because of it’s very recognisable design.
I previously blogged about how this could be the latest addition to our C-segment market earlier this month, and the next few months will be busy ones for the Malaysian car industry, with multiple non-national makes and even a new Proton lined up.
Just a short summary of the specifications that the Lancer has in overseas markets: it is powered by a new 2.0 litre engine from the Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance project, a joint venture between Mitsubishi, DaimlerChrysler and Hyundai.
The new engine carries the 4B11 codename. It is a 152 horsepower 2.0 litre DOHC 16 valve engine with MIVEC variable valve timing on both intake and exhaust mated to either a 5-speed manual transmission or a Sportronic(R) CVT transmission with a 6 virtual gears that can be shifted through steering wheel paddle shifters.
No official word yet on the specs that will be available in Malaysia, but there have been rumours of two fully imported CBU variants of the 2.0 litre – a standard spec and another with a higher trim level loaded with more goodies.