(Relaxnews) – A sharper design and a longer list of standard equipment should help the car really stand out among other compact sedans currently on sale in the US.
“[It] not only looks good with its updated styling, but it drives and performs at a level well beyond its value-oriented price point,” said Mitsubishi North America executive vice president, Don Swearingen. “The new 2016 Lancer builds upon the legacy of challenging what a compact car can be in terms of design, technology and performance, all at an affordable price.”
Even in entry-level ES trim, the Lancer offers hands-free smartphone connectivity, automatic climate control and alloy wheels as standard while all-wheel control and a CVT8 transmission are now available as options.
Prices for the 2016 Lancer will start at $17595.
“The 2016 Lancer not only looks good with its updated styling, but it drives and performs at a level well beyond its value-oriented price point,” said MMNA executive vice president, Don Swearingen. “The new 2016 Lancer builds upon the legacy of challenging what a compact car can be in terms of design, technology and performance, all at an affordable price.”
Beyond its new design, the 2016 Lancer boasts an updated list of standard features at the ES trim level such as FUSE Hands-free Link System®, automatic air condition climate control, fog lights, alloy wheels and new LED daytime running lights, further enhancing the compact sedan’s value story. The SE trim level features all-wheel control, heated front seats, rearview camera and display audio with HD radio, while the new SEL trim level adds leather seats, rain sensing wipers with auto on/off headlights, auto-dimming mirror and more. The GT trim level is even more fun-to-drive with sport-tuned suspension, larger disc brakes, 18 inch two-tone alloy wheels, sunroof and rear spoiler, and is available as a 5-speed manual or with the new generation CVT8. Sportronic Steering wheel paddle shifters are available for the GT trim.
Other additions for the 2016 Lancer include new seat fabrics, a newly designed center console with built-in USB port, and two new colors – Diamond White Pearl and Alloy Silver. Mitsubishi’s All-Wheel Control system is now more readily available at the lower ES trim level, and a new generation CVT8 transmission improves performance and fuel economy.
Known for its commitment to safety, the Mitsubishi Lancer has been named an IIHS “Top Safety Pick” for seven years running in 2015, and continues its record of excellence with a comprehensive list of safety features/technologies in each Lancer model, such as Mitsubishi Motors advanced Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) safety body construction system. Additional piece of mind is offered by the brand’s industry-leading warranty that includes a fully transferable 5-year/60,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty; 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty; 7-year/100,000 mile anti-corrosion perforation limited warranty and a 5-year/unlimited mile roadside assistance.