These live photos take the new Mitsubishi Grand Lancer out of studio and into the real world.
So what’s Grand about it?
This is essentially a face-lifted avatar of the ninth-generation Lancer that was killed a while back. As we all know, there might not be a tenth-generation model anytime soon, as Mitsubishi has shelved the Lancer brand for now. But not in markets like China and Taiwan, where the final incarnation of the iconic model will live on as the Grand Lancer.
What’s new here?
The face-lift sees the Lancer get the brand’s ‘Dynamic Shield’ front end design. Highlights include optional automatic LED headlights, new character lines and new faux fender vents on the sides, along with new C-shaped tail lights. Range-topping trims also get to ride on new two-tone 18-inch alloy wheels.
The interior has also been given a significant makeover, with a all-new dashboard design. Equipment on offer include an optional 10.2-inch all-digital instrument panel, dual-zone automatic climate control, a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel, a reversing camera, and an optional 8-inch touch screen equipped infotainment system.
Standard safety equipment on the Grand Lancer will include six airbags, stability control, ABS with EBD and brake assist, Hill-Start Assist (HSA), an emergency brake warning system, Accident Warning System (AWS) and ISOFIX rear child seat anchors.
Power comes from a 1.8 litre, naturally-aspirated, four-cylinder petrol engine that is rated at 140 PS of power, while generating a maximum torque of 176 Nm. Power is sent to the front wheels via a CVT, while combined fuel consumption is rated at 15.7 kpl.
Prices start at NT$679,000 (INR 14.7 lakh) for the entry-level Elegant trim, rising up to NT$819,000 (INR 17.74 lakh) for the Flagship trim.