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Old 26th January 2008, 01:36   #1
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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 the past.

This new shot stays true to the original Sportback concept's profile and lines, but comes complete with a front clip that's more reminiscent of the rest of the Lancer line and a rear end that looks far more feasible for production. When the hatch finally makes it to dealers, likely sometime later this year, expect power to come from a 2.4-liter four, with an Evo version getting the same turbocharged 2.0-liter and all-wheel-drive system from its four-door sibling. And if Mitsubishi is smart, and decides to bring the hatch to the States, a Ralliart version to compete with the Subaru Impreza WRX five-door should be in the cards.





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Old 26th January 2008, 01:39   #2
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Holy smokes!! Now that's definitely gonna give Subaru a good beating!
Looks pretty good to me.Atleast the boot section had a better look,as compared to the new Impreza.
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Miles ahead of the Imprezza hatch.
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That car is so EVIL.
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Brilliant brilliant brilliant design this is. I hope the marketing team at mitsu is half as good as the design team.
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Brilliant brilliant brilliant design this is. I hope the marketing team at mitsu is half as good as the design team.
The way the 2008 lancer has hit the streets,I'd bet a huge chunk on that team. The Evo's gonna be in end of this month,and its been a very slick approach by Mitsubishi. Another week,and the Evo's gonna take things a totally different direction. I think Mitsubishi's moving up the charts at a slow by steady pace.
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Wow would love to see this car on indian roads as it looks fantastic
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DROOL MAAL!! I want one
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the lancer is SINGLE HANDEDLY keeping Mitsubishi afloat...it's a cash cow for them. you can rest assured they'll be making as many versions of the lancer as they can.
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DROOL MAAL!! I want one

Take your Phoenix to the cosmetic surgeon and ask him to cut the tail off. You are going to drool at that result too.
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if its launched in india i will totally kill the fabia
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if its launched in india i will totally kill the fabia
I highly doubt the new Lancer will come to India anytime soon let alone this car. Besides looking at how the SRV bombed I dont think India will really want this car.
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Wish this beauty is launched in India , I would not think twice to go for it. Great one to own it.
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Take your Phoenix to the cosmetic surgeon and ask him to cut the tail off. You are going to drool at that result too.
Heh! Not a bad idea. Will improve the power to weight ratio too. Lol!
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Oh my my, this looks so super duper freaking hot. I am lost for words looking at this car
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