2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Facelift Revealed With Loads Of Updates

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2016 Mitsubishi Lancer has been revealed, albeit it’s a facelift. But something is better than nothing. Many had reservations about the shape and face of the last ever Lancer when Mitsubishi was stilling selling its cars in Pakistan. Well the ugly duckling has grown into a beautiful swan. Mitsubishi Motors of America has unveiled the facelift Lancer and it’s loaded with updates.

Front of the facelift Lancer has a new bumper with a new grille. Car comes with new daytime running LED lights. Mitsubishi has also brought the new design of the alloys for the facelift. Two new colors have also added to the catalog; Diamond White Pearl and Alloy Silver.

The interior is upgraded as well. You get a new center console equipped with a USB port. Many of the features will be standard even in the basic trim of new Lancer, like LED lights, new alloys, automatic A/C and fog lights.

The higher trim Lancer like SE will have heated front seats, all wheel control and a reverse camera. Lancer SEL will come with leather seats, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers and auto-dimming mirrors.

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Engine options are same as before. Facelift Lancer will be available with a 2.0-liter I4 DOHC or a 2.4-liter I4 DOHC MIVEC. The 2.4-liter engine produces 170 BHP and 230 Nm of torque.

The top of the line Lancer GT get the new 18” alloys, with rear spoiler and sunroof. It won’t only look good, but will handle good as well. GT is equipped with a sports tuned suspension and larger brake rotors. Car will be available with either a new CVT transmission or you can get yourself a good ol’ 5 speed manual.

The new Pakistani auto policy is ready and is about to get approved. The new policy has points to facilitate previously closed plants of auto makers as well. We would love to see Dewan Mushtaq Motor Company to continue its operations in Pakistan once again and start selling Lancer once again. More choices we have, the better it is.

Check the video of the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer below:

Click through the photos for the new Lancer:

Story: IAB

  • Atif

    Hi Arif,

    Please research your articles. Most of your articles are just guesses without any proper research. The auto policy has no real incentives for manufacturers to enter Pakistani market and THERE IS NO DUTY REDUCTION ON NEW CBUs.

    Deewan Mushtaq only imported Lancer as CBU. Now importing is completely non-viable as import duty has been increased by government to protect big three assemblers on 1001-1300 CC CBU duty it is US$ 11,000 and on 1300-1500cc its a massive US$15,400. There was never any assembly of Lancer here. With at least 11 Lakhs in duties you think anyone will buy new JDM lancer for 28 to 30 Lakhs here.

    Please please research properly before posting articles. These kind of factual mistakes should not be in articles.

    Again I insist all Pakwheels bloggers to research properly.

  • Baber

    I don’t see where Arif says that Dewan Mushtaq was assembling the car in Pakistan? He wrote that they were selling it here in Pakistan and that we would love to see it back again.
    The new auto policy DOES have incentives, but since it is not finalized, mostly companies individually going to government with the BoI to facilitate their interests.

  • Waleed Ahmed

    That’s not LOadss of Updates as mentioned in the Topic/Not to change the Ugly Duckling in to Swan, Body interior is all the Same with Minor Tweaks :/, Just Changed Bumpers, Alloys(Can be chosen by self), USB(I think their are 100s of Pres Available in Market with an Option of USB :P), DRL(Many were Already Available in market) also many other Updates had just been made with after market accessories.

  • Waleed Ahmed

    “The new policy has points to FACILITATE previously closed PLANTS of auto makers as well”
    ->”importing is completely non-viable” “1001-1300 CC CBU duty it is US$ 11,000 and on 1300-1500cc its a massive US$15,400”

    Dear Mr.Bk, I think Facilitate means that the Government is taking care of the Duties & they have a “Achi Neeyat” to Let Deewan Import at an Affordable Price to Compete with Big 3.

    Secondly Mr.Aref Your one of Favourites has Mentioned PLANT, what a Plant is for?
    To assemble the Cars.

    Please Learn to Admit faults of you Favourites! :/

  • Baber

    Oh so that’s how you came to that conclusion.

  • Waleed Ahmed

    I said all based on whatever is quite clearly Seen Mr.Bk G!

    No Conclusion or whatsoever you’re trying to impose or say & Being a Editor Try to be more Expressive rather than being sarcastic/hidden meaning saying.

    & Yes Lemme tell you two types of Moderator/Mangers
    1. Who listens to all pros and cons & try to improve like a good listening leader.
    2. Who Just bosses around & try to suppress the cons & listen or want see only (سب اچھا ہے)
    Now you know yourself better & do whatever you like.

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