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Old 22nd January 2010, 14:02   #46
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I cross the local Mitsu showroom daily on my way to office. For almost a month now (maybe more), I haven't seen a single Cedia. Outlanders/Pajeros come and go, but not one solitary Cedia. Have they stopped manufacturing the current version? Or manufacturing based on actual orders/bookings?
Finally spotted a new red one. All clad in protective white.

So went in and asked the usual 'cliched' questions
- When will the Bharat Stage IV be launched?
We have no clue

- When will the Evo X be launched? Around April?
Nope, mid 2010

- When will the new Lancer be launched?
No news. No launch plans now

- What will happen to the old lancer? Since it's EIII.
Will be sold at non-metros

Ogled a bit at the Cedia. Again. And walked out.
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Finally spotted a new red one. All clad in protective white.

Ogled a bit at the Cedia. Again. And walked out.
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Was this a red-red or a maroonish-red. The sports has got two new colours an aqua silver and a maroon red. If possible can you post some snaps.
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Old 22nd January 2010, 16:04   #48
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I will just say, atleast launch the EVO 9 if you can. or the EVO 9 based lancer.

thats still a looker. but going at this rate, when the EVO11 comes out globally we might see the 9th gen lancer here
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They are still not able too have confidence over the Indian market coz to succeed in this country one needs big investments for local manufacturoing and play in volumes and not on high value.Look at Skoda it has stagnated coz it refuses to change.Learn from Hyundai who came with a bang.By the time mitsu would realise it would be too late.
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As long as Mitusbishi is tied up with HM, they're going nowhere in the Indian market.
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I have a slightly different opinion - Mitsu and HM are made for each other, both are living in the dark ages!

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Default Revealed – Mitsubishi’s plans for India

Mitsubishi has always ignored the Indian market never taking it seriously.One of the reasons has been its partner-Hindustan Motors. They have been slow in launching products, their marketing is lousy and they do not have proper service backup.

Mitsubishi has ambitious plans for 2010.The aging lancer and Pajero have been phased out from BS-IV compliant cities. The Outlander has a got a new life with a completely new look, added features and a lower price tag. Expect this to be officially launched later this month. Also on cards is a diesel Outlander.

This one gets a 2.0 litre diesel engine with a power output of 138 BHP and 310NM of torque. Transmissions include a 6 speed manual & 6 speed Auto. Expect this to hit Indian shores around Diwali. Mitsubishi is also working out to launch a stripped down version of the Outlander with 2wd and is working on heavy localization for it.

Next up is the Pajero sports which is an outright off roader worthy for the tag of an SUV. Powered by a 3.2litre diesel engine with a power output of 165 BHP & 351NM of torque mated to a 5 speed manual or 4 speed auto, this will doubtlessly be a good rival to the Fortuner and will be locally assembled.

The Pajero sports will be priced around 20 lakh rupees and is expected to be launched in June.Mitsubishi will also at last get the new lancer to take on the Civic,Corolla, Cruze & Laura. Powered by a 2.0litre 152 BHP petrol engine & a VW sourced 2.o diesel with a power output of 138BHP, the car is expected to be priced between 11-13lakhs.

Transmission includes a 5 speed manual & a 6 speed automatic.Expected launch-mid 2010.The EVO X is also expected hit Indian shores by the middle of this year. If rumors are to be believed the car has completed homologation at ARAI.

Powered by a 2.0 supercharged petrol engine with an output of 300BHP mated to a 5/6 speed manual, the EVO is expected to be priced around 35 lakhs as it is going to be imported as a CBU. Let us also not forget the new Lancer was caught testing a while back in Kolkata.

However, the company turned down all reports on bringing a small car to India. Mitsubishi sure is on the right track with all these products, but is HM ready?

The CEO of HM recently quit the company which indicate troubled times ahead.Will Mitsubishi be able to pull it through? We really hope so!
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OHC VTEC, interesting but it would be great if you could disclose the source of the information that you have given below.

Also, I thought they were planning to launch the EVO much before (June 2010) the new Lancer (Q1 or Q2 2011)?
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Mitsubishi has always ignored the Indian market never taking it seriously.One of the reasons has been its partner-Hindustan Motors. They have been slow in launching products, their marketing is lousy and they do not have proper service backup.
Pure Speculation? The Lancer gets a Turbocharged 2.0L and not a Supercharged one. Autocar reported about the new Lancer more than two years ago. No sign of it yet. I dont think there will ever be a localised Outlander with 2WD as the model was not designed for 2WD. It would mean more investments which I reckon Mitsu will not take and I'm equally skeptical about the local assembly of the Pajero Sport.

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The Lancer gets a Turbocharged 2.0L and not a Supercharged one.
You mean Lancer Evo, right? AFAIK the Lancer is supposed to get a NA Mivec engine. Sigh.... when? :(
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