Can the New Mitsubishi Lancer Pose a Threat to Honda Civic in Pakistan?

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The new Mitsubishi Grand Lancer has become a center of attention for Auto-enthusiasts around the world. The newly launched corporate sedan is being hailed as the most beautiful car of 2017 in some circles of the auto industry. The redesigned bumpers and LED headlamps add to the striking impression of this car. The new Mitsubishi Lancer is a 1.8L top-notch sedan with non-hybrid specifications. Mitsubishi Officials’ in Taiwan also claim that this is one of the most fuel efficient 1.8L sedans with a claimed fuel average of 15.4 Km/L. I believe that if we can witness Mitsubishi Lancer as a JDM vehicle in Pakistan, it will manage to chuck out a fierce competition for the new Honda Civic. Here’s a brief comparison of Honda Civic and the New Mitsubishi Lancer.
Under the Hood:
While both cars come with a 1.8L CVT transmission, it’s quite hard to compare the performance of both these sedans unless we undertake a test ride of the new Mitsubishi Grand Lancer. The M.G Lancer also offers paddle shifters on the steering wheel as a standard, while this option is only available in the 1.5L Turbo Variant of Honda Civic. In technical terms, Mitsubishi Lancer is equipped with a 1.8L SOHC, MIVEC four-cylinder Engine delivering 140bp, whereas the new Civic comes with a SOHC i – VTEC engine producing the same power outputs.
Design:
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As far as the design in concerned, both of these sedans feature a corporate look with a dab of sporty design in their own way. While the new Mitsubishi Lancer looks similar in design to Honda Civic in many ways, so I would personally rate the design of both cars to 10/10.

Distinctive Features of Mitsubishi Grand Lancer:
Though the new Honda Civic has a great feature line ever witnessed in locally manufactured sedan, the new Mitsubishi Lancer, being a CBU, offers some exceptional features like
• Accident warning system (AWS)
• Emergency brake warning system (EBWS)
• Stability control.
• Hill-start assist.
• Rear child seat anchors.

Interior:
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As seen in pictures, the interior of newly launched Mitsubishi Lancer is quite roomy and attractive. The Cabin is quite luxurious as compared to the New Honda Civic. The lush black accessories create a striking effect to the car’ interior. While the New Honda Civic also has a roomy and attractive interior, but the black leather seats with orange strip outline in Mitsubishi Lancer stands above all.

What do you think of this car in comparison to the new Honda Civic in Pakistan? Does it possess the potential to compete with a PKDM Honda Civic in Pakistan? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

 

Shaf Younus

I'm an Auto Enthusiast, a Student of Computer Science and above all, Citizen of Pakistan.

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  1. Lol why would it post a threat in Pakistan

    This is a China only Lancer. And their is no chance of Mitsubishi cars being in Pakistan for atleast next 5 years.

    PS :

    And if your thinking of it being an Import under used Japanese cars. Its not Japanese. Secondly even if it does its a 1800cc car. A Premio costs around 4 Million rupess. How do you see it as a threat.

  2. The car may be good but seriously I think all Pakwheels writers need to do proper research before posting articles.

    There is no official distribution channel of Mitsubishi Lancer CBU's in Pakistan anymore!. Secondly the car comes in a minimum 1.5 L engine (other options include 1.6,1.8,2.0 etc as well). The current duty on a new 1.5 L engine vehicle is above 2.0 million PKR. This is just the duty, add the price of the car, the 1.5 will end up costing around 3.5-4 million at least. Mostly under 1000cc cars and hybrids are imported in Pak is the incur less duties and taxes.

    Until and unless this car is assembled here there is no practical chance of the car thriving in the Pakistani market. Very few people are going to import this as it is not practical. Simple!

  3. "Most beautiful car of 2017" did u seriously just write that. The thing looks like a glorified honda city or a 2010 camry going through midlife crisis. the interior is equally bland, that silver plastic looks quite cheap. As for your question, the answer is "aawww heeell no"

  4. I have the same impressions, over the past few months, it seems Pakwheels trying cheap tactics to get some hits. With the new look they are already have lost many number of visits / visitors.

  5. Pakwheels writer should travel in united airlines.

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