2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Sedan & Sportback Get Styling Updates
New GTS and ES Pricelines added to sedan line-up
Mississauga, ON (October 6, 2015) – The Mitsubishi Lancer, the best-selling Mitsubishi Motors model in Canada and an IIHS Top Safety Pick, is re-styled for 2016 and arrives in dealerships next month with two new sedan pricelines, interior changes and the latest-generation Continuously Variable Transmission.
Lancer sedan and Sportback models receive an updated, fresh exterior look with a redesigned front fascia and all front-wheel-drive 2016 models receive, as an option, the latest CVT-8 transmission for improved fuel efficiency, smoother operation and better acceleration plus automatic air conditioning (except Lancer DE); CVT-8 is standard on Lancer All-Wheel-Control (AWC) sedan pricelines.
With a starting price below $15,000 for the sedan and under $20,000 for the five-door Sportback, Lancer ranks among the best automotive values in Canada, and offers the industry’s best warranty – five years, 100,000 km comprehensive and 10 years, 160,000 km for powertrain.
For 2016, two new Lancer sedan value propositions arrive, each available with Mitsubishi Motors’ superb AWC system.
2016 Lancer ES and GTS Sedans
Value-oriented and packed with additional standard equipment, Lancer ES front-wheel drive, and ES AWC pricelines are new for 2016.
Priced at $17,498 with five-speed manual transmission or $18,698 with the latest generation CVT-8 transmission, Lancer ES front-wheel drive includes the 2.0-litre DOHC, four-cylinder engine and features a host of standard equipment including: Seven airbags, ABS, active stability and traction control, the full suite of advanced braking software, anti-theft immobilizer, automatic climate control, heated front seats, cruise control, power door locks with remote key-less entry, heated and folding power-side mirrors, steering-wheel mounted cruise and audio controls and Bluetooth© 2.0 hands-free interface, to name some.
Lancer ES AWC includes all the above but upgrades to the 168-hp, 2.4-litre DOHC engine, AWC with drive-mode selector, hydraulic power-assisted rack and pinion steering, paddle shifters, rear stabilizer bar and 16-inch alloy wheels for an MSRP of $20,998 – arguably the best all-wheel drive (with CVT) sedan value on Canadian roads.
Continuing the value proposition but with a decidedly sportier edge, the new-for-2016 Lancer GTS sedan features the 168-hp, 2.4-litre DOHC engine and is offered as a front-wheel-drive and AWC model.
GTS includes all ES features but goes further with sport suspension and 18-inch machine-finish alloy wheels. Inside, GTS receives six-way adjustable sport bucket front seats, sport-fabric seating surfaces, six speakers, gloss-black with diamond pattern instrument panel and front door accents, high-contrast speedometer and tachometer, display audio system with rearview camera, colour, multi-function display for $22,998 for front-wheel drive ($24,298 with CVT-8), and $25,998 for all-wheel control; add leather front seating surfaces, FAST-Key, Xenon HID headlamps, 710-watt Rockford Fosgate©, nine-speaker audio for $24,998 (manual transmission) and $26,298 (CVT-8) and $27,998 (AWC).
With the addition of ES and GTS, Lancer sedans are now offered in seven distinct price lines, starting at $14,998 for Lancer DE to $27,998 for Lancer GTS AWC.
Lancer’s hatchback sibling, aptly named Lancer Sportback, transforms the rear view with a practical, uniquely-styled hatch design. Equipped with the 148-hp, 2.0-litre, DOHC four-cylinder engine, the Mitsubishi Sportback SE Limited Edition starts at $19,798 and adds display audio system with rear-view camera, LED daytime running lamps and 16-inch machined alloy wheels.