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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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    Spy Shots: Mitsubishi Ralliart Sportback spotted in MI
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    The crew at NextAutos caught a Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback testing in the great state of Michigan, providing us with further proof that the WRX-fighter is on its way to the States. The Sportback is the hatch/wagon/combi variant of the Lancer that originally debuted in Paris, and while Mitsubishi still hasn't confirmed drivetrain choices for the U.S., ...

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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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    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
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    Hot on the heels of Mr. Baines' video of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X hitting the streets, one of the photogs under the employ of our favorite snapper, Brenda Priddy, was able to catch the new EVO during a rare stationary moment.As expected, there is little to distinguish this prototype from the concepts we've seen in the past. The gaping maw is ...

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    Lancer in the Wild!
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    Click to enlargeMany, many thanks to tipster "Rocket Punch" for sending in the photo above. Yes it's grainy and dark, but there's pretty much no mistaking it for what it is: the all-new Lancer that's not supposed to make its public debut until the Detroit auto show. The wing and sizeable alloys suggest a sports model like a Ralliart or perhaps even the Evo. ...

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    Spy Shots: 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    UPDATE: These are fakes, the originals can be found here and here.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 ...

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    Spy Shots: Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X
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    Brembo brakes and dual exhaust are two of the clues that identity this car despite its camouflage -- the Lancer EVO X, which is one of the most hotly-anticipated vehicles coming out in 2007 for the '08 model year. Mitsubishi's Concept-X, which made the auto show circuit throughout 2006, showed some new styling directions for the vehicle, including a more ...

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    Spy Shots: 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer (base)
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    Behold the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer. Most pubs that saw the test mule have been calling it the EVO X (including us), but AutoWeek's got the inside scoop. This is actually just the base Lancer, and it shows a striking resemblance to the Concept-X vehicle seen at the 2005 Tokyo show -- how cool is that? Word is that the EVO X will share a "strong family ...

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