Lancer Evolution   Since its launch in 1992, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has been
    building a reputation as the supercar slayer. After nine generations, this vehicle really has proved the theory of
    evolution. Already a legend, the next incarnation of the Lancer Evolution is set to be the ultimate high performance
    car. Prepare to be amazed - again.   (August 2009)
Mitsubishi Vehicle News
Mitsubishi Motors introduces the new Lancer 2.0 GT and 2007 Lancer 1.6 models.

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines is pleased to announce the launching of the new and exciting 2-liter Lancer GT model. The new Lancer 2-liter GT
replaces the Lancer 1.8 MX Limited model which was awarded by the Car Awards Group Inc. as 2005’s Best Compact Sedan.

The new Lancer 2-liter GT is powered by a DOHC 4G63 engine, the same base engine of Mitsubishi’s renowned Lancer Evolution supercar. This
naturally aspirated engine produces 135 PS at 5,750 rpm and 18.0 kg-m of torque at 4,500 rpm. This Euro 2 compliant engine matches perfectly with
the 4-speed INVECS-II sportronic transmission. One unique feature of this transmission, aside from having a Sportronic shifting function, is its ability
to adapt to different driving styles whether relaxed or aggressive. Other items equipped to enhance the performance to the Lancer 2.0 GT is the front
strut bar that further improves body rigidity and the use of high performance 195/55 R16 tires mounted on sporty 5-spoke 16-inch aluminum wheels.

To differentiate it from the previous Lancers, the front and rear bumpers have been extended and the headlamps sports the smoked-type housing. A
fully functional full body kit, namely front, side, rear airdams and rear spoiler, not only adds aesthetic value but stability during high-speed driving.
The interior of the Lancer 2.0 GT was not at all left unchanged. Sport-type bucket seats are standard equipment to provide excellent support under
spirited driving. Driving the Lancer 2.0 GT is even made better thanks to the original 3-spoke leather wrapped MOMO steering wheel with SRS Airbag,
which incidentally is the same type current Lancer Evolution 9 model. The 3-link white meter instrument cluster with chrome ring accents was also
installed to match the sporty character of the car. Other sporty accents included are the leather wrapped shift knob and the carbon fiber dash panel.
One of the safety features of this car is the Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution or RISE. This design allows the front and rear to crumple upon impact
but in contrast, the cabin holds their shape and redirect the impact energy away from the occupants. The 2.0 GT also has large 4-wheel disc brakes
aided by ABS and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Dual SRS airbags as additional active safety equipments.

Given these exciting new features, the new 2-liter Lancer GT is considered as the ‘everyday Evolution’.

The intro of the new 2-liter GT model is also complemented with the 2007 versions of the Lancer 1.6 models which also feature further enhancements
in its exterior and interior styling.

The 2007 Lancer 1.6 variants now sport an all-black interior from the previous dark grey and beige combination trim. This new interior color gives the
1.6 Lancers a sportier feel. Each of the three 1.6 Lancer variants also gets an upgraded Mitsubishi Motors Audio Design System which is designed to
be compatible with the Apple ipod MP3 player. On the outside, all Lancer 1.6 gets an extended front bumper increasing its overall length to 4535mm.
The wheels also have been redesigned to an 8-spoke 15-inch aluminum alloy fitted with 195/60 R15 tires.

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines AVP for Marketing Services, Froy Dytianquin said that “We are thrilled with the new Lancer GT because we have exerted
great efforts to make it exciting than the previous Lancer 1.8 MX Limited. I am sure that the new Lancer GT will meet the expectation of those who are
looking for a sporty compact sedan.” “We are also equally pleased with the upgraded Lancer 1.6 models as its value for money proposition has been
further enhanced”, Dytianquin added.

The new Lancer GT and 2007 Lancer 1.6 models are available at all Mitsubishi dealers nationwide. The suggested retail prices for the 2007 Lancers
are as follows:
Lancer 2.0 GT Php 958,000.00
Lancer 1.6 MX CVT 858,000.00
Lancer 1.6 GLS CVT 768,000.00
Lancer 1.6 GL MT 683,000.00

The 2007 Lancers still comes with a 3-year warranty or 100,000 kilometers whichever comes first.

Note: MMPC reserves the right to change specifications and prices without prior notice. Please get in touch with us for clarifications.

Mitsubishi Motors made history today when its Pajero / Montero Evolution crew Luc Alphand/Gilles Picard won the Dakar Rally, claiming a record-
breaking 11th overall victory and sixth consecutive win for the Japanese manufacturer on this legendary rally. Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart team-mates
Joan ’Nani’ Roma and Henri Magne also finished on the podium, in third position, while defending champions Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul
Cottret took fourth overall
Mitsubishi Motors made history today when its Pajero / Montero Evolution crew Luc Alphand/Gilles Picard won the Dakar Rally, claiming a record-
breaking 11th overall victory and sixth consecutive win for the Japanese manufacturer on this legendary rally. Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart team-mates
Joan ’Nani’ Roma and Henri Magne also finished on the podium, in third position, while defending champions Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul
Cottret took fourth overall.
The grueling event, which started on New Year’s Eve, covered more than 9,000 kilometers and all three Mitsubishi Pajero / Montero Evolutions barely
missed a beat as they powered over some of Africa’s most remote and inhospitable terrain. The team’s only disappointment during the last 16 days
was the retirement of its fourth car, driven by Hiroshi Masuoka and Pascal Maimon.
The outright success is the first for Alphand - last year’s runner-up and a former World Downhill skiing champion - and the second for his French co-
driver Gilles Picard, who had won the Dakar with fellow countryman Jean-Pierre Fontenay in 1998.
The Mitsubishi Pajero / Montero Evolution crew had taken the outright lead between Bamako in Mali and Labé in Guinea, when former multiple winner
Peterhansel crashed into a tree and damaged his rear suspension and transmission. Despite fierce pressure from second-placed South African
driver Giniel de Villiers, Alphand took few risks over the closing three days of the 15-leg event to record a winning margin of 17 minutes and 53
seconds after the final timed section near Dakar was cancelled.
"I knew I had a great chance to win," said Alphand. "The team worked so hard on the development of our car and I think over the 15 days we were the
better all-round outfit. It’s a fantastic feeling to win the Dakar. I experienced many highs and lows in my skiing career, but this is so different."
Spaniard Roma joined the Mitsubishi team for his first event in October 2005 and finished sixth on his Dakar debut on four wheels last year. On this
occasion he and Andorra-based co-driver Magne finished a superb third overall in a second Mitsubishi Pajero / Montero Evolution.
"It has been a fantastic race from the start," said Roma. "All the time it has been close, exciting and very difficult for the drivers and co-drivers. For me it
is great to be on the podium. I am part of a superb team at Mitsubishi and everyone has worked so hard to achieve this success."
The French duo of Peterhansel and Cottret had moved into the outright lead of the event on the second of four stages through the Islamic Republic of
Mauritania last week. But the eight-time winner then struck a tree and lost over three hours and any chance of taking a hat-trick of wins in the world’s
toughest rally.
"I made a mistake a few days ago and with the level of competition we have seen this year on the Dakar, there was no way I could recover that time,"
said Peterhansel. "I am disappointed that I could not complete the hat-trick of wins, but Mitsubishi has won the race and that is the priority. It is also
great for Luc and Gilles to take their first win together."
Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart Team President Isao Torii said: "I am so happy for every member of our team. I would like to thank everyone for their work
and thanks also to our partners and sponsors for their efforts. I have been with this team for the last two victories and this was the most exciting of the
lot. It has been a privilege to be a part of this success and to see the French and Japanese members of the team working together so successfully.
Tomorrow we will switch our focus to preparing to win the race for a seventh successive time in 2007."
Adding to his comments, a delighted Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart Team Director Dominique Serieys joked: "Last year I could count our Dakar victories
on two hands, but now we have won 11 times I have a missing finger! It was not an easy race, but our entire team showed complete motivation to
reach our target of a sixth successive win. We have a smaller team and a smaller budget than our rivals, but we have performed superbly well."
In conclusion, Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart Team Technical Director Thierry Viardot said: "I think the deciding factor on this year’s Dakar was our overall
team experience and the knowledge of our drivers. It was very close in the early stages, but I was confident that there were three days in Mauritania
where Mitsubishi would have the advantage. We made a wise tire choice when it mattered, our teams made only minor mistakes in the dunes and
with the navigation, and they coped well under pressure."
Mitsubishi’s long experience of cross country competition - which started with an entry into the Dakar in 1983 - came to the forefront once again. Six
successive victories and 11 overall victories is testament to the strength, durability and endurance of the all-conquering Mitsubishi Pajero / Montero
New Mitsubishi Lancer is now available ... the Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0 GT
bumpers & new magwheels design.  The Lancer GLX MT has airbags and tailpipe finisher.  The 2.0 Liter Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Automatic
transmission fitted with leather seats will be available in Glare Beige color only and will be limited in numbers.  The 2.0 Liter Mitsubishi Lancer GT
Automatic Transmission fitted with Racing Seats on the other hand will be the standard model on a continuing basis.  Available Colors of the Lancer
models are as follows:  GL /GLS/ MX - Glare Beige, Warm Silver, Medium Red, Solid White.  GSR - Glare Beige.  GT - Warm Silver, Pyrenese Black,
Solid White.  
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