We all know that pretty soon Mitsubishi won’t be the only company selling the Lancer here in Malaysia – a Proton styled variant is expected to hit Proton showrooms before the end of the year. For those that still want a Mitsubishi-badged C-segment product, you probably won’t have to settle for the Lancer sedan as these pix snapped in Putrajaya by reader suggests that Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia will offer the Lancer Sportsback here soon.

The Lancer Sportsback was first introduced at the Paris 2008 show two years ago. It’s basically a Lancer with a 5-door hatchback body, and in Europe it comes with a few engines including a baseline 4A91 1.5L DOHC, a 1.8L 4B10, or even a 140 PS Volkswagen engine. A Lancer Sportback Ralliart is also available, equipped with the 4B11T engine which takes a 4B11 and turbocharges it. In the Lancer Sportback Ralliart, the engine is detuned for 240 horses and 343Nm though, lower than in the Lancer Evolution.

Look after the jump for photos by readers Adrian and Sharfox, thanks guys! :) You can also find some hi-res photo galleries from the Lancer Sportback’s original unveiling.