According to some unofficial data, it became known that the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer of the new generation will be released as soon as in a year. It is also stated that, in 2015, the current tenth generation of the car had to be modernized and presented to the public in a fresh corporate style of the Japanese manufacturer, which is characterized by an X-shaped design of the front of the car body, besides, the current generation would be the final one in the history of this model.
This manufacturer is planning to stop the production of simple cars and concentrate all the efforts on the release of the SUV models as well as crossovers. The name “Lancer” was decided to be left for the novelty, which will be build together with the Renault-Nissan alliance, but basing on the latest information, such cooperation is now terminated, and the Mitsubishi automotive company is now working alone on a new Lancer creation.
“We still continue negotiating with potential partners and at the same time creating a new car by ourselves. The two processes are run parallel, as we can no longer delay and wait for the results of the talks, “- announced the deputy president of Mitsubishi. He also claimed that if the partnership would work out, the new Lancer would be unveiled in 2017.
Under any circumstances, even if the new 2017 year model is given the same numerical continuity in the generation title, a fresh Lancer 11 model will no longer be the Evolution sport sedan, as the Japanese manufacturer has recently presented its Lancer Evo X Final Edition.
The 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Design
And yet, the Mitsubishi manufacturer plans to develop the further Lancer model. The launch of the fully modified car will be held in the next year. The famous designer Theophilus Chin, who was mistaken as a member of the Mitsubishi Company by most of publications, spoke about the future model features.
According to the all available data, the specialist has decided to build the car on the well-established Nissan platform. To sum up, he has assumed that the new car is likely to be made similar to the Outlander PHEV Concept-S.
The sedan will be completely redesigned: the concept will be more spacious. It indicates the launch of a new generation of the car, rather than a simple upgrade.
In fact, a new car appearance is yet a secret. The manufacturer hides all the information and doesn’t give any comment as for the novelty. So far, the company plans to develop a completely new car, which will seriously compete with cars of the same class.
It is reported that the car will inherit the contours as well as the technical equipment from Nissan. The range of engines will be borrowed from the Nissan Sentra model.
The Japanese manufacturer has not yet provided with information concerning to the technical equipment and the price of the novelty. Presumably, the car will be available with new powertrains, and the cost will be significantly higher than that of the predecessor.
It should be recalled, that Mitsubishi has officially announced about the end of the Lancer X production. Several recent top-end versions of this model have been sent for sale to Russia. It should be reminded that today, the Japanese manufacturer offers a model lineup of crossovers, as for the sedans there is only the Lancer in the market of the former Soviet Union.
Plans of the Company
The Japanese recognize that their position on the North American market has been greatly weakened. The company hopes to regain it with the start of production of the new Galant and the other one model, which will be built on the Mitsubishi Mirage platform. In addition, the modernized Mitsubishi L200 pick-up as well as the updated Outlander crossover is already available for purchase.
Very soon, the Mitsubishi ASX of the new generation, the Delica D: 5 minivan, as well as the Pajero and the Pajero Sport will be launched into mass production.
Also, the Japanese company emphasized that the most important market for them was the Russian one. The new crossovers will primarily become available there.
Despite of all the difficulties, the Mitsubishi automotive company stays at a decent level, and in the upcoming years, plans to surprise all fans of the brand.