Every Lancer model now gets Bluetooth compatibility, a USB port for the stereo and a full colour LCD central display unit. Also, every model optioned with the Mitsubishi Multi Communication System (sat-nav) also gets an iPod cable. Safety-wise, all variants get a revised brake assist system and an improved power windows safety mechanism.
The biggest change to the Lancer line up though is the introduction of the Lancer SX model. This slots in between the ES and the VR models. It receives a number of enhancements on top of the ES, including audio controls mounted on a new leather steering wheel, 16in alloy wheels, SX badging and a range of optional exterior paint colours exclusive to the SX.
The Mitsubishi Lancer SX gets the same 2.0-litre, 113kW engine as the ES and VR models, while the VR-X and Aspire models get the 2.4-litre, 125kW four cylinder. All new Lancers get seven airbags and stability control, helping achieve an ANCAP five-star safety rating across the board.
Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited president and CEO, Masahiko Takahashi, said about the introduction of the SX model,
"The addition of the SX model to the Lancer range offers customers an attractive and economically priced vehicle with high quality safety and functional features."
Takahashi also said about the new 2011 model,
"With 11 variants, the Lancer range has a model to suit any style or budget. And with the addition of the new SX variant, the Lancer line-up can offer customers style, functionality, efficiency, safety and power without breaking the bank."
All Lancers come with a five year/130,000km vehicle warranty, supported by a 10 year/160,000km powertrain warranty as well as a five year/unlimited kilometre roadside assistance package. The new model is available now at Mitsubishi dealers.