Mitsubishi Lancer – Class compact car produced by the company Mitsubishi Motors under various names since 1973. Currently produced eighth generation model.
Mitsubishi Lancer and made his debut during the motor show in Tokyo in 1972. Model had to fill the gap between Mitsubishi Minica and Mitsubishi Galant. Version 1600 GSR was pretty successful in rallying.
In 1975, the offer was supplemented with the coupé version called the Mitsubishi Lancer Celeste. It was also sold as the Mitsubishi Colt Celeste, in Australia as the Chrysler Lancer Coupe, and in the USA as the Plymouth Arrow.
Mitsubishi Lancer II debuted at the Geneva Auto Show in 1979. Was offered only as a sedan under. There were also sportiest versions of the Lancer EX 1800GSR, Lancer GT Turbo and Lancer EX 2000 Turbo.
Mitsubishi Lancer III debuted in the automotive trade fair in Melbourne in 1982.
Initially, the car was offered under the name Mitsubishi Lancer Fiore based Mitsubishi Mirage. At its base was established Malaysian Proton Saga/Iswara. You can find him today on Malaysian streets as a taxi.
Mitsubishi Lancer IV debuted in 1988. The style of the model refers to the model Galant.
Mitsubishi Lancer V debuted in 1991 at the Geneva Auto Show.
In the U.S. model was offered as an Eagle Summit. The model was strongly related to the Mitsubishi Carisma. In Europe, the model was sold in the years 1992 to 1996. Licensed to May 2009 Lancer V was produced as a Proton Wira in Malaysia.
Mitsubishi Lancer VI made his debut in 1995. The vehicle was created based on the previous generation of the vehicle.
In the years 1996 – 2004 model has deputized in Europe Mitsubishi Carisma. He was not offered in Poland. In the Philippines, the Lancer VI was known colloquially as "Lancer Pizza" because the rear lights reminiscent of Italian pizza. At the turn of 1998 and 1999 were carried out face-lift model sedan, changed the hood, lights and grill.
Mitsubishi Lancer VII debuted in 2000. European debut took place at the Frankfurt Motor Show three years later.
In Japan, the model was sold as the Lancer Cedia and in other markets as the Lancer. In the U.S. model has already sold under the brand Mitsubishi, and not as before on the Plymouth brand. The biggest competitor was RailliArt version of the Subaru Impreza. First time model Mirage had nothing to do with the Lancer. The model was built on the Carisma. In Japan and the United States were sold variously Lancer-looking fronts.
Mitsubishi Lancer VIII is based on a conceptual model of the Concept-X presented at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2005. Serial variant was presented two years later in Geneva.
The car was built on the floorpan "Project Global", which was used, among others, to create the next generation of the Lancer Evolution, and Outlander and ASX. Front of the vehicle for the brand stand out characteristic radiator grille Jet Fighter, which stylistically refers to the F-2 fighter manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which has become a trademark brand recognizable road models, among others Colt, ASX and Outlander. In 2009, at the auto show in Paris presented a variety hatchback called the Sportback.