2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Sedan on Driving the Nation

2008 Mit’subishi Lancer Sedan

Mit’subishi discarded the previous Lancers single-cam four-cylinder engine and replaced it with a twin-cam version using the Mit’subishi Innovative Valve timing and lift Electronic

Control (MIVEC) equipment. Displacement remains the same at 2.0 liters, but the new in-line-four gains in power and torque. It produces 152 hp at 6000 rpm and 146 lb-ft of torque at 4250 rpm.

Fuel economy figures tally to 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway with the manual transmission, or 20/29 mpg city/highway with the CVT. Crisp new sheetmetal shapes set Lancer apart from the bland sameness of other compact imports. Keep in mind that the inspiration for the body shape of Lancer is a sleek shark.

Lines look sharp and the overall style is aggressive, with wheels pinned at corners of the package to balance the stance. Body parts extend only briefly over front and back edges in the manner of racers as the pointed prow and windshield tip rearward to suggest swift movement.

By | 2017-03-22T08:07:21+00:00 March 24th, 2007|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Manufacturers, Mitsubishi, Video, youtube.com|0 Comments

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Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.

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