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Mitsubishi 2008 Lancer pre-launch photo

The 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer will be revealed just before the North American International Auto Show. Pre-launch photos are already here.

December 18, 2006

Prior to the start of the mega North American International Auto Show which is to get underway in Detroit, Mitsubishi will have a gem to unveil. The Detroit car show will be open to the public from January 13 to 21, 2007. 

The automaker has begun giving out the tiniest of details about its January 2007 plans. Motoring enthusiasts, however, are in the know. Mitsubishi will lift the wraps off its all-new 2008 Lancer. 

The Mitsubishi Lancer is a compact sports sedan, and the new version would sport a front end that would a variation on the concept car Concept X's shark-nosed front end. A wedge-like profile and crisp, taut lines are the first to hit your eye. According to the company, the aggression in styling is to convey an unmistakable brand identity. 

Complete with a a longer wheelbase and wider track, the new Lancer would be slightly shorter than its earlier models. An all-new 152 hp, 2.0-litre four-cylinder, with twin camshafts would power the vehicle. 

Meanwhile it is also learnt that the Lancer-based Evo X four-door is in he wings and will be shipped to Canada. This will make Lancer the first Mitsubishi in North America to offer an optional continuously variable transmission. 

So get set for the all-new Lancer. It is now left to be seen if Mitsubishiís promises turn true with the new machine that is designed to charm.


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