• Jan 13, 2007
For those of you that weren't around to witness Mitsubishi's theatrical reveal of the Lancer on January 8th, the webcast from lancerproject.com has been posted on YouTube.

If you're looking for all the details about the upcoming Lancer sedan and its rally-bred brother, the Prototype X, we've got it covered. Literally. Click here for the Lancer and here for the Prototype X. And follow the jump to see the two videos from the Detroit debut.



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      • 8 Years Ago
      It´s very dissapointing that a new car look´s like other´s. In this case Mitsubishi make the Lancer like the Alfa Romeo 156 and 159 why?
      Does the imagination has gone to other place or was intentionally?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I also just had to say that i love the comments that are like "Remove the wing and other stuff and it's a normal car"
      I fail to see how that's relevant... Every car should be taken as is... I could say of any car "Remove the body, interior, engine, transmission, wheels, tires, etc and all you have is a gas cap." Still, i won't be running around the streets showing off my new gas cap, so why does it matter what the car is like when standard equipment is removed?

      But it doesn't matter much to me, or Mitsubishi for that matter, because i'm not their target market... i'd never buy a lancer, mazda thingy, or whatever other competition the lancer has... I'm a sports car guy, and i'd only go for the evo... and personally i love the new evo. i'd explain why, but i'm getting bored with this post. anyway, it's just preference, and i am a mitsu fanboy... bah, this post is getting lame, goodnight.
      -Taylor
      • 8 Years Ago
      I agree with Victora that it just seems these days that a lot of car brands copy others or is it really a sad fact that most of these companies have brainless peopel working for them with no imagination.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think everyone missed the point that Mitsu actually used a clip from the Fast & the Furious in their intro. LOL. FWIW, I've loved every Mitsu I've owned and I love the look of this one too.
      • 8 Years Ago
      iQuake. All the cars that you say are better have nothing that makes me want to buy them. Boring. Ugly. Of course you know they are better, because of a picture? How? You said a WRX is sportier than an Evo, that clunky horror is the best in the world at what it does. Funny that Hyundai went from trash to Toyota status because of some stupid JD Powers surveys and cheap prices. When are people going to give Mitsubishi a break?
      • 8 Years Ago
      looks nice probably better car but it looks like alot more money and that would kill it
      • 8 Years Ago
      iquak #4 and 9- ur ignorance never does stop amazing me, -typical. if u went to many/most othre countries and spoke of mitsubishi that way, u would be most 'SHUT-UP', seriously, do us all a favour and take education (and dont reply)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Mitsus unreliable?

      My daily driver, a 98 Mitsu Mirage coupe, has over 156,000 hard driven miles, plus many autocrosses. Not a single problem. Regular maintenance is all it needs, and it keeps going. Many people with the "exploding" Mitsu stories never took care of their cars, so any car in their hands will "explode".
      • 8 Years Ago
      I hope this car is nice, I can't wait to see one in person. I like the Raider (better than the Dakota) and the new Outlook. If they have a nice small car they might stand a chance and so far it looks a lot better than the old Lancer.

      Rob
      http://www.autoshortlist.com

      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm not a huge fan of the new design; the whole thing looks big and heavy. It no longer looks like the race-bred mitsubishi's of the past. It looks too refined, too much the daily driver and not enough of the rally racer any more.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks much better than the current clunky horror that the Lancer has been for years. But after you strip away the added-on crap like the silly wing on the trunk and the dual pipes, etc., there's nothing more than an ordinary compact car left.

      That's not a bad thing, but Mitsubishi's weak dealer network isn't much better than that of Tower Records (which went broke), so you must first try to find a dealer, then wonder when that dealer will disappear.

      Unless you can buy your Lancer for a rock-bottom price, a Honda Civic, Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla, Nissan Sentra, etc. all make more sense to me.

      And if you want something sporty and faster than anyone with a brain should drive on a public street, buy a high-performance Subaru WRX or whatever it's called because Subaru is a better brand.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The critical remarks about the Lancer are less about how bad the car is--it's probably a fine car and not bad at all--than about the reality that competing cars are better and have stronger support from the manufacturer and dealers.

      Mitsubishi is a bargain basement brand that's best ignored unless you buy it on the cheap, run the wheels off it, and throw it away when you're done.
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