Mitsubishi will unveil its new Lancer compact sport sedan at the Detroit Motor Show in January.
According to Mitsubishi the new Lancer, which is first due for the American market, uses a larger body than the current model, with an overall length of 4 570 mm (35 mm longer), overall width of 1 760 mm (65 mm wider), overall height of 1 490 mm (60 mm taller) and wheelbase of 2 635 mm (35 mm longer).
The design uses elements from the Mitsubishi Concept-X shown at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show to create a handsome, purposeful-looking shape and a confident, stable stance.
The new Lancer rides on the same next-generation platform employed by the company's Outlander on-road SUV for outstanding crash safety and rigidity.
The powertrain mates a new high output (110kW) low emission 2.0-litre engine to a 6-speed SportronicR transmission.