Mitsubishi’ popular Lancer model has undergone some minor changes for the 2011 iteration including an additional variant called the Mitsubishi Lancer SX.
The 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer gains numerous interior and safety updates. From the inside the updated cabin gains better sound insulation as well as USB support and colour LCD display. VR, VRX and Ralliart variants also gain Bluetooth 2.0 support as a standard feature (when coupled with MMCS).
Mitsubishi says it has updated the brake assist system as well as improving the power window safety system for all MY11 models. Visually the car remains the same.
The new SX model is intended to fill the gap between the entry model ES and mid-spec variant VR. The demand for such a model has led the Japanese company to equip all SX variants with leather steering wheel with audio controls, rear spoiler and 16-inch alloy wheels (features over the ES variant).
“The SX Lancer complements the current Lancer line-up and provides a variety of high quality safety and functional features, at an attractive and economical price.” MMAL’s president and CEO, Masahiko Takahashi said.
Engines remain the same across the range with Lancer SX, ES and VR variants all powered by 2.0-litre dual overhead cam MIVEC four-cylinder unit that output 113kW of power @ 6000 rpm and 198 Nm of torque at 4250 rpm.
Moving up the range Lancer VRX and Aspire models make use of a 2.4-litre engine with 125 kW of power @ 6,000 rpm and 226 Nm of torque @ 4,100 rpm.
The Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart makes do with 177kW and 343Nm of torque from its inter-cooled and turbo-charged 2.0-litre MIVEC engine. The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X’s performance figures also remain unchanged with 217kW at 6500rpm and 366Nm of torque at 3500rpm.
All Lancer models are equipped with everything that Mitsubishi has to offer in terms of safety technology. That includes ASTC, ABS, EBD, BA plus a total of seven airbags (SRS driver and passenger airbags, driver knee airbag and side and curtain airbags). The maximum five-star ANCAP rating remains unchanged.
If you’re interested in a Lancer you can find out more info, specifications and reviews: Mitsubishi Lancer.
Mitsubishi continues to offer a nationwide five year/130,000 km whole vehicle warranty, on top of a 10 year/160,000 km powertrain warranty and a five year/unlimited kilometre roadside assistance package on all its vehicles.
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Pricing:
LANCER ES SEDAN & SPORTBACK
LANCER SX SEDAN & SPORTBACK
LANCER VR SEDAN & SPORTBACK
Rockford Fosgate Audio $750
Metallic Paint or Pearlescent Paint $450
LANCER VRX SEDAN & SPORTBACK
LANCER ASPIRE SEDAN
LANCER RALLIART SEDAN & SPORTBACK
Stand Alone Options