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MITSUBISHI Lancer Evolution VIII 2003 – 2005

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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII

MITSUBISHI Lancer Evolution VIII

2003 – 2005


MITSUBISHI Lancer Evolution VIII 2.0 16v Turbo (2003 – 2005)


The Mitsubishi Lancer is a model produced since 1973 the lower middle class from Mitsubishi. He is, in some cases, the notchback, hatchback or estate version of the Mitsubishi Colt.

The Mitsubishi Lancer was offered in the course of its construction in various body styles. These are:

Since the terms of the offer in Japan, Mitsubishi models often do not coincide with European names, the

The Mitsubishi Lancer is a model produced since 1973 the lower middle class from Mitsubishi. He is, in some cases, the notchback, hatchback or estate version of the Mitsubishi Colt.

The Mitsubishi Lancer was offered in the course of its construction in various body styles. These are:

Since the terms of the offer in Japan, Mitsubishi models often do not coincide with European names, the cars offered in Europe with the name of Lancer in Japan were known as Lancer EX. The eighth-generation Lancer is marketed in Japan under the name Galant Fortis.

1973 Mitsubishi Lancer was first introduced. It should complement the range of vehicles from Mitsubishi and was located between the small cars Mitsubishi Minica and the middle class model Mitsubishi Galant. It was offered in twelve different models with engines from 1.2 to 1.6 liters.

1975, a sports coupe with the name Lancer Celeste was presented based on the Lancer, which was sold in Europe only as Celeste and in the U.S. until 1980 when Plymouth Arrow.

The Lancer was among the first offered in Europe and Mitsubishi vehicles was offered there from 1977. It was available in three versions, with engines and equipment were combined necessarily with each other:

Only the 1400 GL were for 10,990 DM as a four-door station wagon. The prices were thus only slightly below those of comparable sized models Opel Kadett C and Ford Escort, but it was the Mitsubishi standard better equipped.

1979, the next series of the Lancer was introduced. The design of the vehicle has been adapted to the style of European cars of the time, and had significantly more advanced than the previous model. The model was only available as a four-door notchback sedan. This second series was in Europe with a 1.4-liter engine (1400 Lancer GLX) and a power of 50 kW and with a 1.6-liter engine (Lancer 1600 GSR) and an output of 60 kW.

1980 was presented by the 125 kW Lancer 2000 ECI another engine variant with a turbocharged performance. This variant had a displacement of 2.0 liters. In Japan, additional engine variants, including a 1.2-liter version offered.

In addition, there was a Lancer F (or Fiore) from 1982 to 1983. This was the notchback version of the Colt A150. The Lancer F had front wheel drive.

Mitsubishi Lancer Sedan (1983-1988)

In 1983, a further series of the Mitsubishi Lancer on the market. This was also initially offered only as a four-door notchback sedan. From 1985, an estate version was added, which was optionally available with all-wheel drive from 1986.

The range of engines on offer is also extended for the models sold in Europe, as catalysts became available in this series.

The trim levels were called in Europe, GL and GLX. The GLX version had to open including power mirrors, fuel door from the driver’s seat, height adjustable driver’s seat, instrument panel brightness control. For the general standard equipment included, among other things, a brake booster.

The main parts are galvanized, actually the Lancer of the component parts was resistant to rust.

Mitsubishi Lancer


Rear view

Mitsubishi Lancer Estate (1985-1988)

1988, the next generation model of the Mitsubishi Lancer was introduced. This series was designed as a step-and Hatchback. While there were still differences to the previous model Mitsubishi Colt in front of the vehicle, with the front of the Colt was almost identical in the model from 1988.

The estate version of the previous model of this series was to continue to be offered in parallel with an extended range of engines. The fourth generation of the estate version was outwardly indistinguishable from the third generation. All models with petrol engines were equipped with catalytic converters.

In addition to the combined model in this series and the hatchback Lancer GLXi model was equipped with four-wheel drive. The engine of the hatchback variant Lancer 1800 GTi-16V (1990-1991) was the first Lancer equipped engine with four valves per cylinder. Later in 1992, two hybrid models were built with the engine briefly by the successor of the old C60 and body.

The Model C66 was (113 hp) and various optical changes such as body kit and white front turn signals fitted with the 1.6-liter 4G92 engine with 83 kW. The Model C69 (1992) got the 1.8-liter 4G93 engine fitted with 103 kW (140 hp). He was and still is extremely rare.

According to KBA C69 are the only two registered vehicles in Germany (as of 1 January 2009).

No. of registered vehicles today Lancer GTi 16V (type C68), including the mothballed vehicles in Germany: 8 (as of January 1, 2012; KBA)

Mitsubishi Lancer Hatchback (1988-1991)

Rear view of the Lancer Hatchback

Mitsubishi Lancer Saloon (1988-1991)

Mitsubishi Lancer GTi-16V C68 (1990-1991)

Mitsubishi Lancer Sedan (1991-1996)

In 1991, the successor model was presented as a notchback. In 1992 he was a new estate version. In 1995 there was a facelift to. However, the visual difference with the previous model was low. A hatchback version, which was still based on the C50 model, was replaced by the Mitsubishi Carisma.

The Mitsubishi Colt CAO is also responsible for the enforcement and development. The new combined model was again available with all-wheel drive with the 1.6-liter engine. The 1.3-liter engine was not available for the Lancer Estate. This engine was equipped with three valves per cylinder. The combination on the basis of this series was built until 2000.

Germany was the top model in the 103 kW (140 hp) GTi 16V, and by then the last GTi from Mitsubishi. it was only in the sedan. Unlike the type C68 he was hardly different from the normal Lancer only on the rear spoiler with twin tailpipes, 14-inch wheels and the GTi logo was recognized the 1.8-liter variant.

In Japan, this model was marketed as the Mitsubishi Mirage.

Motors for Europe from 1991

Engines for Japan from 1991

Mitsubishi Lancer Estate (1992-2000)

Rear view of the Lancer Estate

Mitsubishi Lancer Coupe (1992-1995), was not available in Europe

Mitsubishi Lancer Sedan (1996-1998)

1996 was the next generation based on the same time introduced Mitsubishi Colt (CJ0). This model was sold in Germany for two years exclusively with the 1.3-liter petrol engine. The setting in 1998 could have been because of the competition to house Carisma Saloon.

The two vehicles were indeed technically different, but similar, both from a visual standpoint as well as in size. The saloon of the Carisma was also taken in 2001 for failure from the program. 2000, the next series of the Lancer was revised exclusively for the Asian market.

In Venezuela, however, the Lancer CJ0 the generation of the MMC Automotriz will continue to be assembled, but where it bears the name Mitsubishi Signo and is offered there parallel to the current generation Lancer.

Petrol engines:

Mitsubishi Lancer Saloon (2003-2007)

The seventh-generation Lancer is no longer related to the Colt because it was developed in cooperation with smart. In 2003, she came as a sedan and wagon on the market.

2007 appeared the next generation of the sedan. The combination ran until 2008. He was a hatchback variant, called Sportback, replaced.

In South America, the seventh generation will be built and offered yet in some countries. Since there are parallel with the newer generation of models on offer, the model of the local model names there carries Lancer 1600 (Uruguay), 2 Lancer GL (Curacao) 3 and Lancer GLX (Chile).4 In the Ukraine, and China became the model under others produced by the Chinese Soueast engine and offered as Soueast Lioncel II.

The design of the vehicle of the 2003 facelift version comes from the TJ Innova Engineering Technology Co. Ltd. and is the first international success of the design office. The variation of the Dewan Mushtaq Motor Company received the 2008 model year, a slight facelift.

Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback (since 2008)

In November 2007, the new Lancer was initially introduced as a sports sedan in Germany, the wagon version of the previous model was initially still available. The sedan shares the platform, inter alia, with the new Mitsubishi Outlander and is again offered with a diesel engine purchased from VW. The design of the sedan from the Italian designer Pininfarina.

On 15 November 2008 was followed by a Sportback version (hatchback) of the sedan, which replaced the previous wagon version. In early 2009 came yet added a newly developed diesel engine that meets the Euro-5 standard.

Rear view of the Lancer Sportback

Mitsubishi Lancer sport sedan (since 2007)

In October 2009 at the Paris Motor Show, the Sportback variant Ralliart presented. The engine consists of the throttled to 241 hp turbo engine of evolution. In addition to the engine and the dual-clutch transmission, the Ralliart and the aluminum hood and aggressive front tells the evolution.

The sedan is now available also in the Ralliart version with the front of the evolution.

Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart sedan (since 2009)

Engine View

In Japan, even the eighth-generation Lancer Galant Fortis means (the Galant series was abandoned in 2008).

2010, the entire engine range was converted, currently obsolete motors are colored dark.

And here especially by numerous rally and rallycross success of the model Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, in its various stages of development of Evo (I) to present Evo X – Lancer especially in sports car racing and was known The end of 2005, the Evo X was presented as a study. The Lancer Evolution is beyond the technology support for the driving dynamics system Active Yaw Control.

As the engine of now based on the chassis of the Mitsubishi Pajero sports car is a turbocharged inline four-cylinder with 2 liters (according to applicable FIA ​​rules for WRC, Group A and Group N cars) with the letters 4G63, the first since his use in the Evo (I) has been continuously developed and has the Lancer Evo IX an adjustable intake camshaft and meets the Euro 4 emission standard.

The only real Group N competitor, the Evo models are evaluated in rallies currently the Subaru Impreza WRX STi, which resembles the Evo in the design (four-cylinder engine, turbocharged, all wheel drive, sedan body), but has a boxer engine.

In early 2006 in Japan for the first time a combined version of the Evo IX offered, which was never available on the European market.

At the OMV ADAC Rally Germany in the WRC for the first time on the basis of an Evo VI developed by OMV Rally vehicles on natural gas was used as a forward vehicle.

Evolution (I)

Evo II


Evo IV

Evo V

Evo VI



Evo IX

Evo X

The production of the Evolution I was launched in 1992 with 250 hp and was built in 5000 times. In the World Rally Championship debut this vehicle in 1993 with a sensational active differential. 1994 followed the EVO II with 260 hp, revised suspension and improved aerodynamics. Comprehensive visual changes and 270 hp were given to the EVO III in 1995 on the way.

1996 abolished Tommi Makinen with this model five world championship race wins and won the title. 1996 surprised a completely new body and a 280-horsepower engine in the EVO IV with the 1998 Mitsubishi Evo V sent an even more aggressive-looking body into the race.

After two more titles outdated drivers Mäkinen 1999, with the new and improved in detail EVO VI Rally crown. In the seventh evolution stage for the first time shows a Mitsubishi rally base with adjustable, active differentials and lightweight aluminum chassis.

Introduced in 2005, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX based on the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MIEV (Mitsubishi In-wheel motor Electric Vehicle). The vehicle has four electrically driven wheel motors with a total output of 200 kW (50 kW per motor) and a maximum torque of 518 Nm. It reaches a top speed of 180 km / h and had a range of 250 km.

In the Shikoku EV Rally 2005, a Japanese racing event for electric vehicles, the Lancer Evolution MIEV should first go to the start. Mitsubishi plans to entwickeln.6 this drive concept by 2010 for series production

In a few countries, the Lancer is also available under the name or Carisma Mirage. In addition, it was first used Wira and later built by the Malaysian company Proton Proton Pert as a proton as licensing or sold and, inter alia, as a rally car.

Current models: Space Star | Mirage | Bravo | ASX | RVR | Outlander Sport | Delica D: 5 | Delica D: 3 | Delica D: 2 | Express | eK | i | i MiEV | Triton | L200 | Lancer | Galant Fortis | Galant | Cedia | Aspire | Lancer Evolution | Dignity | Proudia | Lancer Cargo | Minicab | Outlander | Pajero | Montero | Shogun | Pajero | Nativa | Challenger | Toppo | Type 73

Current models only in Asia outside of Japan: Freeca | Kuda | Jolie | Adventure | Maven | Veryca | Varica | Fuzion | Savrin | Zinger

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