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Back in November, it was reported that Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) was mulling the idea of coming out with a C-segment car based on a Renault-Nissan model to replace the Mitsubishi Lancer, after the latter’s dismal sales run continued in Europe.

The report had indicated that the Renault-Nissan Alliance and MMC had agreed to cooperate on multiple levels, with two new models set to come about as part of that – the first will be based on the Renault Latitude sedan for the North American market, while the second will be a global offering competing against the likes of the Mazda 3 and Honda Civic.


Working on this basis, Theophilus Chin has come up with a hypothetical Lancer replacement – design cues borrowed from the Outlander PHEV Concept-S feature prominently, from the “X-shaped” front-end and wraparound headlamps to the elongated combination lamp design of the rear, with its cluster running across the bootlid in winged fashion.

However it shapes up, the move for a new car can’t come soon enough for Mitsubishi, in Europe at least – Automotive intelligence firm JATO Dynamics had reported that a mere 2,767 units of the Lancer were sold through September in Europe, compared to more than 396,000 Volkswagen Golfs shifted during the same period.

What do you think of the hypothetical new Lancer? Does it shape up nicely to the eye?