The Mitsubishi small sedan range now kicks off with the Lancer ES Sport model (below) priced from $20,390 - $400 more than the ES it replaces, but there are plenty of additions including a new Ralliart-style front grille, side skirts, a rear spoiler, chrome muffler tip, 16-inch alloy wheels and climate control air-conditioning.
The mid-range Lancer LX (above) drops from $23,990 to $22,990, though it also sees the adoption of a Ralliart-style front grille and front fog lights.
The ES Sport and LX models come equipped with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, which is available with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard, or a CVT automatic which adds $2250.
The new sedan strategy comes just weeks after CarAdvice exclusively revealed that Mitsubishi's Lancer Sportback hatch range had been trimmed to just one model, the keenly priced 2.4-litre GSR which starts at $22,990. The existing 2.4-litre VRX sedan remains priced at $29,990, while the Ralliart sedan stays at $39,990.
Mitsubishi confirmed the Lancer Evolution X sedan remains on sale, priced at $59,990, while the Evolution MR remains at $65,990. Reports claim that production of those models will cease by year's end.
Mitsubishi Lancer MY14.5 pricing:
ES Sport 2.0-litre manual: $20,390
ES Sport 2.0-litre CVT: $22,640
LX 2.0-litre manual: $22,990
LX 2.0-litre CVT: $25,240
VRX 2.4-litre manual: $29,990
VRX 2.4-litre CVT: $32,240
Ralliart 2.0-litre turbo dual-clutch auto: $39,990
GSR 2.4-litre manual: $22,990
GSR 2.4-litre CVT: $25,240
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