Mitsubishi Lancer is running down the Philippines road for quite some time now and with its initial launch the company took the sedan market by storm. Lancer lies in the B- segment sedan category and competes with the likes Toyota Corolla Altis, Honda Civic, Chevrolet Cruze and Hyundai Elantra. As for the latest update, Lancer EX received an update at 2016 Manila International Auto Show, where Mitsubishi staged 2016 Lancer EX that accompanied other Mitsubishi cars like 2016 Montero Sport and all-new Mirage. Though much information is not yet available but 2016 Lancer, it is known to be powered by a the same 1.6 and 2.0L mill that featured in its previous-generation model. The said mills are known to propel 117 PS and 150 PS of maximum power respectively. Powered by Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system both the above-mentioned mills are deemed to perform well on economy and carbon emission front. Transferring power to the front wheels is the new 4-speed automatic (1.6L) and Continuous Variable (2.0L) transmission system. In all the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer EX is great on the performance front and comes packed with best-in-class luxuries and safety features.
Engine, mileage & variants
Under Mitsubishi Lancer's sleek and sober hood you'll either get a 4A92 1.6L or a 4B11 2.0L mill both powered with Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system. The said engine tech with MIVEC and Variable Cylinder Management technology leads to improved mileage and lower carbon emission. Coming to the power and torque figures, the 2016 Lancer is way ahead of its elder sibling. The 1.6L 16-Valve DOHC gasoline mill can churn out a maximum power of 117 PS along with peak torque of 154 Nm. On the other hand, the bigger 2.0L engine displays power figures like 150 PS and 199 Nm. This high power is propelled to the front wheels through a 4-speed automatic transmission in the 1.6 model and through CVT gearbox in the 2.0L variant.
Exterior is one such area where Lancer EX 2016 has undergone some major transformation. Though the exact dimensions figures are not revealed, the speculated once mirror to the older version, reading as 4570 mm x 1760 mm x 1505 mm (L X W X H), enough for making it fall higher among its rivals. Also, the wheelbase and ground clearance dimensions are satisfactory at 2635 mm and 165 mm respectively, giving apt legroom and smooth ride. Coming to the new design language, it is smooth and sporty, all at once, giving the new Lancer a striking presence. Overall 2016 Lancer carries next-generation looks with better curves and strong aerodynamic lines running through its body. To the list of exterior revisions are included revamped grille, LED daytime running headlamps, new alloy wheels, and swapped back tail lamps.
Like the exterior, the cabin design is eye catchy and enticing. In addition to being stylish and comforting, 2016 Lancer carries many luxurious and amenities. To its long list of amenities are included redesigned center console, tilt and telescopic multifunction steering wheel, updated upholstery, informative & interactive instrument binnacle, and new touchscreen infotainment system.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
Safety has always been one of Mitsubishi's major preference areas. Not only its high-end cars like all-new Montero Sport but also its mass market cars like Mirage comes stuffed with best-in-class safety equipment. The all-new Mitsubishi Lancer EX is no exception to this culture and carries all the necessary safety gears. To the list are included equipment like seven airbags, anti-theft alarm system, rearview camera system, Active Stability Control. And lastly to wrap-up is its Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution Body that absorbs energy during a high-impact collision.
All-new Lancer EX is a great pick in the sedan category. The new model though shows zero up gradation on the engine front but now displays a much-improved safety kit.
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