Mitsubishi Lancer receives new family face in China?

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What you’re looking at is a heavy facelift of the current generation Mitsubishi Lancer. This restyle adopts Mitsubishi’s current “X-shaped” family face, found on the latest Mitsubishi cars such as the Outlander. The side view however, reveals the car’s GS platform Lancer origins.

The interior gets some minor updates as well, but everything is largely the same as the current generation Mitsubishi Lancer. From what we’ve learned, this restyle was done by Mitsubishi’s Chinese partners for their domestic market so we shouldn’t expect it to make its way to other markets such as Malaysia.

Instead, the rest of the world should get a different facelift that was first unveiled in the US in October 2015. It’s right hand drive market debut was Australia in December 2015.

The next generation Mitsubishi Lancer would most probably be based on a Nissan C-segment car. Such a development was announced in late 2014, however in mid-2015 Mitsubishi said the project had not gone far and they had started developing the model on their own just in case the project did not progress.

This was before Nissan decided to buy into Mitsubishi earlier this year, so we expect this should oil things along when it comes to the the joint development.

GALLERY: 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Facelift (US and Australia)

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Comments

  • DPCraft on Jul 24, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    A moving Box with an ugly rear.

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    • I dont know why it looks to me very Waja style.
      My only comment is ” Sack the designer !!!”

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      • Kunta Kinte on Jul 25, 2016 at 12:12 pm

        this is why Mitsubishi is near bankruptcy. In Malaysia, they are virtually dead. Nobody wants Mitsubishi anymore.

        No focus and no future for the company. Karma for selling Malaysians outdated and fuel hungry engines for our cars the past 20 yrs.

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      • Beruxx on Jul 25, 2016 at 6:32 pm

        yes WAJA + PREVE = New Lancer..

        Azlano shoud file law suit infringement copyright original idea..

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    • Same L0rr on Jul 25, 2016 at 2:41 pm

      Hope Proton rebadge this for new Proton Wira/Waja/Inspira.. Good RV.. better than the problematic Campro & CVT bising Punch Powertrain!

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  • Anything but P1, Greedy P2 on Jul 24, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Daymn… The front looks like Proton Waja

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  • Sam Loo (ori1) on Jul 24, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Looks like the Camry ASV50/Lexus ES

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  • Omg it look like an 8 year old designed it

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  • Aaron on Jul 24, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Everything from the front to the rear tells me that they are trying to mock the Civic so badly

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  • donno on Jul 24, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    This is what people in china perceives as beautiful. Thank god it will only be available just in China.

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  • like botox job gone wrong…..

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  • Inspirasiku on Jul 24, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    New Inspira coming soon!

    #protonyezza

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  • thank god. sporty lancer is now pajero-ish

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  • Bila P1 nak rebadge?

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  • Boomerang (Maserati 3200 GT), claws (Jaguar XJ) and now we have meathook shaped rearlights (China’s Lancer).

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  • one west on Jul 24, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Evo is officially dead

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  • Front look like honda city…back end like civic style..

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  • Damond on Jul 24, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Design team all fired? It totally copy and paste jobs.

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  • Semi-Value (Member) on Jul 24, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    everytime i see at a mitsu evo 5 i look at this and cry

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  • juaxxo32 on Jul 25, 2016 at 1:21 am

    the old design was decently better

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  • juaxxo32 on Jul 25, 2016 at 1:23 am

    the old design was decently better than this. It’s look pretty ugly to me

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  • azrina on Jul 25, 2016 at 6:51 am

    when Waja meet Lexus

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  • hukaka on Jul 25, 2016 at 8:14 am

    this its a facelift done by taiwan and china market,
    the real lancer has stop going for new generation.
    no more evo,i hope mit will work out with proton,like subaru tanchong doing well in malaysia market.

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  • albag on Jul 25, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Wow.. It’s a new car again..
    Somehow I think this design looks best for a lancer

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  • Yokohama24 on Jul 25, 2016 at 9:29 am

    pretty much looks like an Accord to me.

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  • Mitsubishi seems lost…They revealed a 5 year plan to become an ‘SUV’ biased company 2 years ago and yet there is only one completely new SUV in the form of the Outlander.(Triton is obviously not an suv0 .now that they have been bought over, they need to quickly find a direction or risk becoming the ‘Seat’ of Asia. Their current cars in Malaysia all feel one generation behind (including the Outlander). That feeling is very obvious as soon as you sit in any of the current offerings.

    They were pushing electrification at one stage, now that has gone quiet as well. Really sad to see such an iconic brand becoming such a middle of the road carmaker. Hope they step up their offerings as the market needs competition and choice.

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  • Mitsu Miyabi on Jul 25, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    ” A moving Tissue Box “

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  • That face, with too much of chrome. #toomuchchrome

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  • clutch_plate on Jul 26, 2016 at 9:46 am

    A Lexus wannabe??

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  • Ragnarok on Jul 27, 2016 at 8:39 am

    yucks…too China. somebody pls pray at the port ensuring this doesn’t land on our soil.

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