The Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0 GLS sedan has been upgraded with a number of important features that provide added value to buyers without an increase in the selling price of R239 900. Among the standard features now are: Bluetooth, seven airbags, a reversing camera and touch screen to control the audio system.

Mitsubishi Lancer 2

There are no changes in interior or exterior appearance of the Lancer, but the extra features make it very appealing for people looking for a well-equipped five-seater car with two-litre power.

“We listened to our customers in terms of specification improvements they wanted to see on Lancer and now we are pleased that we have been able to bring a much-improved medium-size car to market in South Africa,” said the CEO of Mitsubishi Motors SA, Jaco Oosthuizen.

Mitsubishi Lancer

The Lancer shares the same platform with the iconic Evo X which has made a name for itself worldwide for both outstanding performance and a long string of victories in the World Rally Championship. The same, versatile platform also underpins the strong-selling ASX and Outlander SUVs.

The Lancer’s comprehensive list of standard equipment includes a temperature controlled air conditioner, a multi-function steering wheel which now incorporates hands-free Bluetooth voice control together with steering audio controls. Other standard features include a high resolution reversing camera, central touch screen for audio settings and a USB port. Keyless entry and an alarm-immobiliser are other standard features, with an auto-on/off feature for the headlamps.

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The rear seat backrest is split 60:40 to offer versatile loading options for the spacious luggage compartment.

The 2.0litre four-cylinder engine that powers the Lancer delivers 110kW of power at 6 000r/min and 197N.m of torque at 4 200r/min. Drive is through a 5 Speed manual transmission which achieved an average of 7litres/100km during a combined cycle drive.

The front and rear independent suspension ensures good handling and road holding with a comfortable ride with attractive 16 inch alloys wheels.

Safety, as with all Mitsubishi products, is a key area for the designers and engineers. Starting with a safety cell design for the bodyshell there are now seven airbags – driver, passenger, seat, curtain and driver’s knee airbags. Other safety equipment includes anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, brake- assist and halogen headlights with front fog lamps.

Mitsubishi Lancer 2013

The Mitsubishi Lancer is covered by a 3-year/100,000km warranty and a 5-year/100,000km service plan with servicing every 15 000km.