• Nov 13th 2006 at 9:52AM
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UPDATE: These are fakes, the originals can be found

Mitsubishi has already told us that it will debut the all-new 2008 Lancer at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in early January. Our sources tell us that Mitsubishi doesn't have a shot in hell of keeping this thing secret until then, and this morning we find that the Lancer may already be out of the bag. Pics of what appears to be the all new Lancer have shown up on a Russian website, and while we can't verify whether or not the shots are official or well done Photoshop fakes, they do look convincing. Nevertheless, the new Mitsubishi Lancer is on deck and should be revealed in a more obvious way, either on purpose or by accident, fairly soon.

Check out the rear of the car after the jump.

[Source: Autonavigator.ru via Jalopnik]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't care what it looks like as long as it looks better then the current lancer which it does, a lot better actually. i think that no matter the orgin of the picture they did a good job de-tuning the Concept X to a base lancer. Build it like this and i promise you mitsu' i will put you way above your japanese competetors if i am in that market.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yes it agree looks(appears) very beautifully and simultaneously prestigiously!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think it looks a lot like my Chevy Aveo!
      • 8 Years Ago
      It looks great eventhough it is a ripoff of the Honda Civic. But who cares, if Mitsu can provide a better dashboard (I don't like the Civic's 2-tier dash), good powertrain and a lower MSRP then Mitsubishi might finally come out of its doldrums.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is typical for a base model. There is definitely room for improvement, and that will come with the EVO or Ralliart models later on.

      At this price point Mitsu isn't going to take too many risks on building a car that looks too radical. Besides, the people that buy this kind of car aren't going after looks. Most of the time they just want a reliable and inexpensive piece of transportation.

      If you want to improve this example, remove the diamond logo and license plate from the front-end, throw on some 17/18 inch wheels and call it a day.

      I say good job Mitsu. Just give us an AWD detuned EVO with some creature comforts, call it a Ralliart and you've got my money.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Sorry... but it's definately a Photochop!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, even teh base lancer looks nice. This should be a hit for Mitsubishi. It looks far better than the sentra.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't understand how anyone could say that this car looks bad, but thats just me. I think it looks, modern and sleek, with more of a quality "european" feel than the previous gen. stock lancer, which was just a bland, run-of-the-mill company-car type vehicle.
      • 8 Years Ago
      If this is a Photoshop, then I agree it's very well done. But I am still skeptical because this article came out back in July, and no other publication has been able to get such a clean shot today.

      Furthermore, they also have an artical on the Evo X with pictures. This was taken back in January(!).
      http://www.autonavigator.ru/news/2006/01/16/2316.html
      • 8 Years Ago
      “I also think that the car looks like a volvo front, civic rear, and an overall shape of a mazda 3!”
      “A rounded out car from 1990.”

      “the taillights remind me of the new Civic,”

      “it takes a lot of what i like from volvo, acura, mazda and bmw and integrates it nicely.”

      “Looks like a combination of a Volvo, Civic and the last gen Sebring”

      “It looks a lot like a photoshopped mazda 6”

      “This car looks awesome the back looks EXACTLY LIKE A LEXUS "IS”

      “he front looks like the previous gen Galant”

      “This one to me has shades of the previous generation Jetta and the Volvo S40”

      “I also think that the car looks like a volvo front, civic rear, and an overall shape of a mazda 3!”

      “It looks great eventhough it is a ripoff of the Honda Civic”


      OKAY!

      So far, these are the CAR MAKES people say this car is “copying”
      1.)Volvo
      2.)Honda
      3.)Mazda
      4.)Acura
      5.)BMW
      6.)Mitsubishi
      7.)CHRYSLER?

      Specific Models people say this car is "copying"

      1.) Mazda 3
      2.) Volvo S40
      3.) Chrysler SEBRING?
      4.) Honda Civic
      5.) Lexus IS
      6.) Mitubishi Galant (1999-2003)

      Sorry people!

      When you bring up 7 CAR MAKES AND 6 SPECIFIC CARS, this car is not copying shit!!! Nobody can "nail down" what it looks like, mabye it looks original and nobody can understand that.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's a photoshop job: the wheel and tires are identical in both photos, they just flipped the images of the wheels for the rear-view photo.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Maybe there could be a comment section where no one writes "looks like a blah blah blah". Gee, it looks like something else? Big deal. Everything looks like something else. So what. Your comment sounds like everything else.
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