Since 2009 it has been sold under the brand name of Galant Fortis in its Japanese home market. In 2007, Sep. 15, Lancer Fortis, a different version of Galant Fortis with a different face lift begun to sold in Taiwan market.
Mitshubishi Lancer has been sold more that 6 million since its first launch in 1973.
The original Mitshubishi Lancer was underpowered and not really that entertaining to drive. The interior is was just fine. But the styling of the series is extremely dull. These have been changed a lot in its2nd generation model, esp. the new astounding styling that features in a "shark nose" facade.
And owing to the newly added solid handling dynamics (in addition to the base engine) and a new peppy engine choice, it is also somewhat fun to drive.
As a whole, Mitshubishi Lancer has been improved greatly from generation to generation. And it has been considered one of the best family car models in years. In 2008, the present generation of the Mitshubishi Lancer first came out.
The first Mitshubishi Lancer was launched at the year of 2002 to replace Mirage sedan. At the beginning, it came in 3 trim levels: ES,O-Z Rally as well as LS. The ES includes a series of fantastic features such as air-conditioning, CD player and power accessories.
At the meantime, the O-Z Rally trim gave a sports car look owing to special upgrades for interior in addition to the 15-inch O-Z alloy wheels.
The LS stood out with ABS and a cruise control and a fancy remote key-less entry. All these trims came with a 120-hp 2 liter engine as well as a 5-speed manual transmission. LS has a 4-speed automatic and later become available as an option in the other two models.But the most popular model is Lancer Evo.For more information about Lancer Evo, please go to lancerevo.us