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Some news about the Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0 GT, which was launched here in August 2007 and last given an update in 2012 – reader Maran has sent in info on a new variant called the 2.0 GTE, which Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia is scheduled to launch on April 17. A tip of the hat to you, sir.

The GTE will replace the 2.0 GT (as seen above) in the model line-up, but it’s essentially a continuation of the theme. Much of what’s already found on the existing car – which was facelifted in 2009 – continues on, from the cruise control and 6.1-inch touchscreen with rear view display to the leather seats. The GTE adds a bit of new kit, of course, with a powered tilt/slide sunroof heading the list.

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The key fob has also been changed, and now offers full keyless entry/tailgate operation. Elsewhere, additional safety items come in the form of Isofix mounts and a driver’s knee airbag, adding on to the dual (driver and front passenger) bags found on the GT. The car also gets a new ‘GTE’ emblem to differentiate it from the old car.

Presumably, no changes to the drivetrain and mechanicals – the Lancer is powered by the familiar 150 PS and 197 Nm 4B11 2.0 litre mill, paired with a six-step Invecs-III CVT gearbox. Three colours are listed for the 2.0 GTE, these being Black Mica, Red Metallic and White Solid, the same shades as available now for the GT. The GT is priced at RM125,467 on-the-road, without insurance – we’ll find out whether the GTE adds on to this when the time comes.