2008 Mitsubishi Lancer VRX
The top of the range Lancer VRX brings the best features of the Lancer range together in one package. Tuned for handling and performance, the new VRX is no longer just another Lancer with a bodykit.
Weighing only 1355kgs (manual), the VRX Sedan is priced from $28,990 for the manual, with the CVT transmission equipped variant retailing for $31,490.
Powered by the all-new 2.0-litre MIVEC engine, the Lancer manages 113kW of power and 198Nm of torque. 0-100km/h sprint in achieved in 9.5 seconds for the five-speed manual and 10.5 seconds for the CVT variant.
The VRX sedan comes with all the standard features of the VR variant such as cruise control, ABS with EBD and Brake assist, as well as Mitsubishi's Active stability and Traction Control, plus chrome exhaust, front fog lamps a lip spoiler.
In addition, the VRX shows off its racing credentials with sport-tuned suspension, strut tower bar, larger front and rear brakes, unique rear spoiler, huge 18" alloy wheels wrapped in 215/45R18 89W tyres, alloy sports pedals and sports seats.
The interior has also been upgraded from the VR variant with geometric check print as well as paddle shifts (CVT only) mounted on the steering wheel.
You also get smart key keyless entry and bluetooth™ hands free phone with steering wheel controls as standard.
Following through from the VR, the VRX is equipped with front and rear power windows, automatic air conditioning and tilt adjustable steering wheel, dusk sensing headlights and rainsensing wipers.
The standard audio system is the same as the VR with an FM/AM Tuner + 6CD Changer wired to 6 speakers (4 speakers + 2 tweeters). However Mitsubishi is offering an optional Rockford Fosgate Premium Audio with 9 speakers.
Safety features include Driver & Passenger Front Air Bags (Dual stage) as well as driver's knee Air Bag and side and curtain airbags.
Fuel economy is rated at 7.7L/100km for the manual and 8.2L/100km for the CVT.
The VRX Sedan will hold the fort while Mitsubishi works on the Ralliart Lancer to take on Subaru's new WRX. With standard 18" alloys, performance suspension and brakes, the VRX should prove to be a strong seller for the Japanese manufacturer.
Like all Mitsubishi cars, the VRX is backed by Mitsubishi's bumper to bumper 5 year or 130,000km Factory Warranty as well as a 10 year or 160,000km Powertrain Warranty.