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Review: 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart takes aim at the competition

There has always been a glaringly obvious gap in Mitsubishi's current Lancer lineup. On the bottom is the... Lancer, a biggish-for-its-class economy car that no one particularly likes – at least that's what the sales charts would indicate. It's slow, filled with cheap plastics and dull. It hasn't even proven to be all that reliable by Japanese small-car standards, but at least it looks good. At the top of the heap and on a wholly different plane sits the Lancer Evolution. It's the giant-slayer, David, the little car that humbles supercars. It's also the hottest of the rally-inspired... Read More

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    Report: Mitsubishi turning Montero into crossover, Outlander Sport may get PHEV variant
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    Mitsubishi is getting more and more forthcoming about its plans for the US market. Among the tidbits revealed during a chat with Edmunds at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, MMNA Executive Vice President Don Swearingen said that "We are committed to huge investments in capital as well as huge investments in R&D." The marquee product of that investment could ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi to debut Concept G4 sedan in Bangkok
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    With the Bangkok Motor Show coming up at the end of this month, Mitsubishi is giving us a teaser of a new concept vehicle called the Concept G4. Standing for "Global 4-door," the G4 shows what Mitsubishi has planned for its global compact sedan, which is known as the Mitsubishi Lancer in most parts of the world. This single sketch doesn't provide too ...

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    Official: Limited-edition Mitsubishi 311RS Evo X coming to Minneapolis Auto Show [w/video]
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    It's not terribly often that we have news to report coming out ahead of the Minneapolis Auto Show. We say that not to disparage the Twin Cities, which are lovely, but new product reveals are few and far between for the show. This year, however, it seems that event will play host to the debut of a rather special limited edition Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution ...

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    Proton builds itself a Mitsubishi Evolution
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    The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is such a good car, it seems that Malaysian automaker Proton decided it ought to offer a version of its own. Sort of. While the company's Jebat Concept, which was just shown off at the Kuala Lumpur Motor Show, is styled to look like the Evolution, it's actually powered by the 237-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged mill ...

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    Paris 2008: Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Sportback
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    Click above for high-res gallery of Lancer Sportback Ralliart Rounding out the Mitsubishi Lancer line this year is the new Lancer Sportback, also in extra spicy Ralliart flavor. It's everything you love about the Lancer plus the space, versatility and convenience of a wagon – the first time since the '80s you'll be able to have your cake and haul it, ...

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    Spy Shots: Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart sneaks out ahead of Paris show
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    Click above for more spy shots of the Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Sportback.We're eagerly anticipating the debut of the Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback and its Ralliart variant in Paris this September, and these recent shots of the five-door making the rounds in Barcelona are just enough to keep us interested. Judging by the German numberplates and a couple of ...

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    New York 2008: Mitsubishi Ralliart Sportback a definite maybe
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Mitsubishi Prototype-S.Mitsubishi's revised strategy for the U.S. market was outlined last month in its "Step Up 2010" business plan that seeks to renew the automaker's focus on competing with the major players in North America. The one bit of information that caught out eye in Mitsu's press release was a plan to ...

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    Geneva '08 Preview: Mitsubishi Prototype S unmasked!
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    Click image for a gallery of the Prototype SGerman pub Autobild has spilled the beans on the Geneva-bound Mitsubishi Prototype S. The "S" is for Sportback, and this show car forecasts a future production vehicle that will probably carry that moniker. The Sportback is crucial for the European market, where hatches account for the majority of car sales. Up ...

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    Geneva Preview: Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback sketches surface
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    Click the image above for a high-res gallery.Our new friend Dan sent us a few sketches of what's supposedly the Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback, a near production-ready version of the Sportback Concept that debut back in 2005. Although we're not sure if these are official images out of Mitsu-HQ, they're very similar to some of the concept sketches we've seen in ...

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    Detroit 2008: 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart... we're sold
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    click above image to view more high-res images of the Lancer RalliartMitsubishi has made up for the crimes it perpetrated on enthusiasts with the last two generations of the Lancer Ralliart. In atonement for its sins, it's fitted the new Ralliart with a detuned version of the 4B11T pulled from the Evolution X, producing 235 hp and an unknown amount of ...

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    2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart snapped in parking lot
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    Click image to enlargeAccording to poster jmk2888 at the EvolutionM.net forums, the car you see here is indeed the 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart. The poster, who indicates that he works for Mitsubishi in California, says that the car was in the lot briefly but is now "on the way to an auto show." Funny, we happen to be going to an auto show next week, so ...

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    Spy Shots: Mitsubishi EVO X totally uncovered
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    The Mitsubishi EVO X won't be officially unveiled for a few months, but the next-gen tuner-supreme has been spotted completely in the buff, and the good folks over at Motor Authority have posted the pics for all to see. The captured preproduction EVO X differs very little from the concept shown in Detroit seven months ago, with a few exceptions. The rims ...

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    Lancer Sportback coming to Frankfurt
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    Mitsubishi's onslaught of "Project Global"-based vehicles, including the Outlander and Lancer, will expand to include the Delica D:5 minivan and a new tri-diamond crossover. Before those last two hit the market, Mitsubishi intends to slap a fifth door onto the back of the Lancer and call it the Sportback.The next addition to the Lancer family will debut in ...

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    Subaru unveiling new Impreza in New York, WRX being dropped
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    Autocar is reporting that Subaru will volly a strike against Mitsubishi in early April when it debuts the all-new Impreza at the New York Auto Show. The body style will be a five-door hatchback with styling similar to that of the B5 TPH concept that first appeared last year in Tokyo. Power will reportedly come from your choice of a 1.5L or 2.0L flat-four ...

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    VIDEO: Mitsubishi Lancer reveal in Detroit
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    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 ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: More on Mitsubishi 50-state turbo-diesel
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    We're going to be waiting about five years for the $30,000 Tesla sedan; maybe a little less for the Chevy Volt, but Mitsubishi thinks in 2010 people will be clamoring for their clean turbo diesel. Maybe they're right. The diesel announcement is sort of buried under Mitsubishi's headline 2008 Lancer Sports Sedan and Prototype X debuts, but this is what we ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: Diesel-powered Lancer due by 2010
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    Our man Mike, from our green sibling site, was on hand when Takashi Nishioka, Mitsubishi chairman, unveiled the 2008 Lancer. Just before disrobing the newest iteration of Mitsu's compact sedan, he announced that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries was currently developing a four-cylinder diesel mill, which should find its way under the hood of the Lancer and the ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    click above image to view 78 images in our high-resolution galleryThe latest expression of Mitsubishi Motors' recovery from its DaimlerChrysler addiction is the 2008 Lancer. With the company's net income "in the black" and positive response to new products in Japan, Mitsubishi appears poised to regain some of the prestige its products enjoyed in the ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: Mitsubishi Prototype X concept
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    UPDATE: Additional 33 live shots added to the gallery for a total of 109 high-res shots! click above image to view an incredible gallery of 109 high-resolution images var digg_url = 'http://www.digg.com/offbeat_news/Mitsubishi_Prototype_X_The_EVO_of_the_future/'; Highly anticipated by fans of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, a preview of what we can ...

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    Mitsubishi announces webcast for Lancer/Prototype X unveiling in Detroit
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    Mitsubishi has to items on the menu for the 2007 North American International Auto Show: the unveiing of the all-new Lancer and the debut of the Prototype X Concept that will preview for us the look of the next generation EVO sedan. We'll be on hand, of course, to watch the unveiling live, but you can too thanks to a handy webcast Mitsubishi is setting up ...

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