Mitsubishi will use the upcoming motor show in Paris to officially unveil its 2009 Lancer Sportback performance hatch. Sporting the same proportions as the sedan version of the car that went on sale last year, the new hatchback looks a great deal sportier, even despite the fact that these were always sedans that made the legendary Lancer family so popular among thousands of WRC series fans.
The 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer will be sold in three trim lines with Lancer DE –the cheapest model in the line– starting at price of just $13,990.
The 2006 Lancer performance sedan will soon get its own factory-built tuning package. Although the vehicle’s exterior is not getting any more dramatic or, at least, more presentable, and you don’t get a fire-breathing twin-turbocharged high-displacement engine either (and, as far as I understand, there are no improvements regarding the on-board multimedia and connectivity,) you can still buy a car that combines decent fuel efficiency and, well, a more or less presentable driving dynamics with cheap price. According to the Japanese carmaker, the new special edition 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart SE trim will set you back for reasonable $16,099.
Inspired by the iconic Apple iPod nano media player, Japanese automakers created the new 2006 Mitsubishi iCar Play Edition supermini: a futuristic compact hatchback that not only resembles the famous device with its bio-design exterior, as well as careful attention to details, but is also fully compatible with it.