Officially Official: 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback on sale in U.S. this summer – Autoblog

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Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback

Officially Official: 2010 Lancer Sportback on sale in this summer

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Mitsubishi finally announced we’ve known all along: the Lancer Sportback is coming to the for the 2010 model year and will begin this

The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer builds on the already competent sedan, although the overall is slightly longer to accommodate the new One-touch auto-folding rear split 60:40 to make for active lifestyle parcels and dropped the rear cargo floor by three inches to 52.7 cubic-feet of space the rear thrones are folded

The Sportback will be available in two beginning in GTS form and equipped Mitsubishi’s 168 hp, 2.4-liter inline mated to either a five-speed or CVT with six virtual ratios. importantly, the Sportback will be in Ralliart guise, with the Evolution X’s turbocharged 2.0-liter four putting out 237 hp and 253 of torque. Power will be out to all four wheels through All-Wheel Control (AWC) with Active Center (ACD), and buyers can opt for either the Twin Clutch-Sportronic Shift (TC-SST) or CVT gearbox, both of are manipulated by a set of magnesium-alloy paddle

Pricing hasn’t been yet, but once all the options are ticked on the Ralliart, expect the to still be under $30k. the jump for the press release.

RELEASE

Mitsubishi Motors Brings New Five-Door Sportback To Award-Winning Lancer Lineup

Mitsubishi North America today that the versatile all-new Lancer Sportback will in U.S. dealerships this for the 2010 model year. The will meld high and progressive design with an dose of utility to feed the active lifestyles. The newest of the multiple award-winning Lancer is part of Mitsubishi’s refocused to introduce new models designed to evolving consumer demands.

will be announced nearer to its on-sale date.

American are increasingly asking for fun, yet practical cars that their active and individual said Dan Kuhnert, executive president of sales and marketing for Motors North America. The Sportback answers those with a heady mix of performance, styling and the bonus of greatly utility, and will be available in two – the economical GTS and high-performance The five-door platform has considerable potential in the domestic market.

Mitsubishi designers created a new shape for the Sportback that is recognizable as a Lancer from the with its signature jet fighter while being completely from the C-pillar rearward. The key is a sleekly sloping rear with integrated roof that creates a visually shape while making the significantly more versatile. The extends down to the rear to make loading cumbersome like surfboards, camping and bicycles as easy as possible.

The overall length is just longer than the Lancer sedan, yet it gains substantial flexibility-especially when the 60:40-split seats are folded flat. auto-folding rear seats the newfound space almost to configure. To add still more the rear cargo-area floor of the GTS can be cleverly lowered three yielding 52.7 cubic ft. cargo space.

The roof will also accommodate a plug-in Thule® Rack for additional flexibility.

The basic architecture, technical and most optional equipment is with the Lancer sedan, a of several awards, including:

Power and Associates’ 2008 Usage and Satisfaction Study, the touch-screen interface system an and the first non-premium brand to capture the award

NHTSA Safety Rating

IIHS Top Pick

CNET Editors’ Choice Evolution)

MSN Top-10 New Cars

GTS models feature Mitsubishi’s 2.4-liter engine with 168 and 167 pound-feet of torque, mated to a five-speed manual or six-speed CVT transmission.

The Sportback Ralliart is by a 2.0-liter MIVEC turbocharged that pumps out 237 horsepower and 253 of torque. All-Wheel Control with Active Center (ACD) is standard, as is the quick-shifting Twin Clutch-Sportronic® Shift (TC-SST) that it shares the Lancer Evolution. Both the CVT and transmissions include magnesium-alloy shifters.

Premium interior like those found on the sedans are also part of the resume. Key components in the Ralliart include a standard 140-watt audio system with six or an available 710-watt Rockford-Fosgate Sound System, in-dash CD with MP3 capability, plus Satellite Radio. A hard navigation system with exclusive Diamond Lane to provide route guidance is as are Recaro sport seats provide optimal support for the and front passenger.

The Lancer Sportback also the basis for Mitsubishi’s 2009 Rally effort earlier year. The Dakar is the most rally race in the world and vehicles have won the event 12 since their first in 1983.

As an important test bed for technology, the Racing Lancers at the Dakar reflected Mitsubishi’s efforts to minimize the automobile’s footprint with such as clean diesel power, capability and plant-based green body components.

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