Small affordable turbo models have leapt in popularity in recent years, with models coming from the likes of Ford, Volkswagen, Mazda and Renault, just to name a few. Mitsubishi would now like to tap into the segment. The new car will be called the Ralliart Lancer in Australian markets and will be powered by a detuned version of the 2.0L four-cylinder mill that will feature in the EVO. The electronic AWD system will be similar to that used in the EVO as well but will miss out on brake control and active suspension and steering systems.
A new hatch model will be launched towards the end of next year alongside a larger displacement 2.4L version. The current wagon model will be dropped from Mitsu’s lineup. There’s no word on what name the car will get in other markets or when it will be released.