USA: 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer (facelift) officially revealed

October 2, 2015
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Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. has announced the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer (facelift) for the U.S. market. The facelift brings styling changes and enhanced features and technology. Prices start at US$17,595.

2016 Mitsubishi Lancer GT standstill

The company has released images of only the GT trim level. Up front, the headlamp clusters, bumper, grille layout and fog lamp housing have been tweaked. The fog lamps, which seem to be bigger now, are complemented by LED daytime running lights.

Two new colors have been introduced – Diamond White Pearl and Alloy Silver. The interior features new seat fabrics, and the FUSE Hands-free Link System infotainment system, automatic air condition climate control, fog lights and alloy wheels are now standard across the range. The new LED daytime running lights are also standard and the All-Wheel Control all-wheel drive system can be had on the base EX trim level now.

2016 Mitsubishi Lancer GT dashboard

A new SEL trim level has been added for MY2016 which adds rain sensing wipers with auto on/off headlights, auto-dimming mirror, leather seats and more features to the SE trim level. The GT trim level now comes with sport-tuned suspension, 18 inch two-tone alloy wheels, larger disc brakes, sunroof and rear spoiler. It can be had with a 5-speed manual transmission or the new generation CVT8 continuously variable transmission (CVT). Sportronic paddle shifters are optional.

The engine specifications remain unchanged. The ES trim level comes with a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine that produces 148 hp (143 hp in California specification) and 145 lb.-ft./196 Nm of torque with 5-speed manual transmission or 145 lb.-ft./196 Nm (143 lb.-ft./ 194 Nm in California specification) of torque with continuously variable transmission, as standard.

2016 Mitsubishi Lancer GT rear three quarters standstill

The SE, SEL and GT trim levels come with a 2.4-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine that produces 148 hp and 167 lb.-ft. (226 Nm) of torque. This engine can be specified in the ES trim level as well, along with all-wheel drive. The Ralliart trim level has axed, and that is another sad discontinuation from Mitsubishi along with the Lancer Evolution.

The standard features and options, technical specifications and pricing guide of the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer are available below in the press release.

2016 Mitsubishi Lancer – Image Gallery

2016 LANCER STANDARD FEATURES AND OPTIONS
Feature Description ES 2.0L ES 2.4L AWC SE 2.4L AWC SEL 2.4L AWC GT 2.4L
Mechanical Features
Engine
2.0L MIVEC DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder STD
2.4L MIVEC DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder STD STD STD STD
Transmission/Drive System
Continuously Variable Transmission OPT STD STD STD OPT
5-speed manual transmission STD STD
All Wheel Control (AWC) Electronically Controlled 4WD System STD STD STD
Front Wheel Drive (FWD) STD STD
AWC Drive mode-selector (2WD / 4WD Auto /4WD Lock) STD STD STD
Sportronic® Steering wheel paddle shifters (CVT) OPT
Suspension
Front: MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar STD STD STD STD STD
Rear: Multi-link with stabilizer bar STD STD STD STD
Rear: Multi-link STD
Steering
Electric Power Steering STD
Hydraulic Power Assist STD STD STD STD
Exterior Features
Auto on/off headlights STD STD
Auto-off halogen headlights STD STD STD
Fog lights STD STD STD STD STD
LED running lights STD STD STD STD STD
High mount rear stop light STD STD STD STD STD
Rear combination taillights STD STD STD STD STD
Rear wing spoiler ACC ACC ACC ACC STD
Side air dams STD STD STD STD STD
Rear Lip Spoiler ACC ACC ACC ACC
Roof carrier plug-in accommodation STD STD STD
Color-keyed power side-view mirrors with turn indicators STD STD STD STD STD
Heated side-view mirrors STD STD STD STD STD
Color-keyed outer door handles STD STD STD STD STD
Chrome beltline molding STD
Chrome upper and lower grille STD STD STD STD STD
Short pole antenna STD STD STD STD STD
Exhaust finisher ACC STD
Power glass sunroof with tilt & slide and one-touch open/ close switch OPT STD
Rain-sensing windshield wipers STD STD
Front windshield variable intermittent wipers and washers STD STD STD
Rear window defroster with timer STD STD STD STD STD
Green laminated windshield STD STD STD STD STD
18″ alloy wheels STD
16″ alloy wheels STD STD
16″ machine finish 2-tone alloy wheels STD STD
P205/60R16 tires STD STD STD STD
P215/45R18 tires STD
Space saver temporary spare tire STD STD STD STD STD
Interior Features
Color LCD multi-information display STD STD STD STD STD
High-contrast speedometer/ tachometer gauge cluster STD STD STD STD STD
Key cylinder illumination (N/A with FAST-key) STD STD
Upshift Indicator light (5MT only) STD STD
ECO Status indicator light (CVT only) STD STD STD STD STD
Front map lights STD STD STD STD STD
Center dome light (n/a with sunroof) STD STD STD STD STD
Trunk light STD STD STD STD STD
Leather seating surfaces STD STD
Fabric seating surfaces STD STD STD
Heated front seats STD STD STD
6-way adjustable driver’s seat STD STD STD STD STD
4-way adjustable front passenger seat STD STD STD STD STD
Driver’s seatback pocket STD STD STD STD STD
60/40 split folding rear seat STD STD STD STD STD
Rear seat adjustable head restraints (x3) STD STD STD STD STD
Automatic air condition climate control STD STD STD STD STD
Micron air filtration STD STD STD STD STD
Rear heater floor ducts STD STD STD STD STD
Leather-wrapped steering wheel with silver accent STD STD
Urethane-wrapped steering wheel with silver accent STD STD STD
Adjustable tilt steering wheel STD STD STD STD STD
Silver painted meter bezel STD STD STD STD STD
Leather-wrapped shift knob STD STD
Urethane shift knob STD STD STD
Gloss black I/P and front door accents STD STD STD
Mesh Print I/P and front door accents STD STD
Soft-touch front upper door trim STD STD STD STD STD
Chrome-plated inner door handle STD STD STD STD STD
Driver and passenger sun visors STD STD STD STD STD
Carpeted floor mats STD STD STD STD STD
Remote trunk and fuel lid release lever STD STD STD STD STD
Convenience Features
MMCS Navigation system with 7″ high definition touch panel, voice command, 3D mapping, point-of-interest information, real-time traffic, and Mapcare® includes 2 annual map updates (replaces std. audio system head unit) ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC
710-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 Rockford-Fosgate® premium sound system with 9 speakers including 10-inch dual-voice coil subwoofer with Punch Control®, DTS® Neural Surround, PremiDIA-WIDE surround, and Dolby® Volume OPT STD
6.1″ Touch panel display audio system (replaces std. audio head unit) OPT STD STD STD
140-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with 6 speakers STD STD
140-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with 4 speakers STD STD STD STD
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 3-month subscription OPT STD STD STD
Digital HD Radio® OPT STD STD STD
FUSE Hands-free Link System® with Bluetooth® technology, and USB port STD STD STD STD STD
Multi-Information Display (trip meter, odometer, outside temperature, average fuel consumption, driving distance to empty, service reminder, drive mode indicator, transmission position indicator, water temperature warning light, and low fuel warning) STD STD STD STD STD
Rear-view camera system OPT STD STD STD
Auto-dimming rear-view mirror STD STD
Steering wheel mounted audio, cruise control, and Bluetooth® hands-free system controls STD STD STD STD STD
FAST-Key passive entry system with panic alarm feature STD STD STD
Keyless entry with panic alarm feature STD STD
Power windows with driver’s side auto down/up feature STD STD STD STD STD
Power door locks STD STD STD STD STD
12-volt accessory outlets (x2) STD STD STD STD STD
Floor center console box with armrest lid STD STD STD STD STD
Front lower console accessory box STD STD STD STD STD
Front cup holders (x2) STD STD STD STD STD
Door trim pocket with bottle holder (x2) STD STD STD STD STD
Rear center armrest with cup holders STD STD STD STD STD
Retractable assist grips (x4) STD STD STD STD STD
Coat hanger (x1) at rear assist grip STD STD STD STD STD
Safety & Security
Four wheel disc brakes STD STD STD STD STD
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and brake assist STD STD STD STD STD
Active Stability Control (ASC) STD STD STD STD STD
Traction Control Logic (TCL) STD STD STD STD STD
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) STD STD STD STD STD
Side curtain airbags STD STD STD STD STD
Front seat-mounted side airbags STD STD STD STD STD
Driver’s side knee airbag STD STD STD STD STD
Advanced dual-stage front airbags with occupant seat position sensors STD STD STD STD STD
Three-point seatbelts and head restraints for all seating positions STD STD STD STD STD
Height-adjustable front shoulder belts with pretensioner STD STD STD STD STD
LATCH child-restraint system STD STD STD STD STD
Child safety rear door locks STD STD STD STD STD
Anti-theft security alarm system STD STD STD STD STD
Anti-theft engine immobilizer STD STD STD STD STD
RISE body construction STD STD STD STD STD
Trunk entrapment release handle STD STD STD STD STD
Factory Option Packages
SUN & SOUND PACKAGE (CVT only) OPT
Power glass sunroof with tilt & slide and one-touch open/ close switch
710-watt Rockford-Fosgate® premium sound system with 9 speakers including 10-inch dual-voice coil subwoofer with Punch Control®, DTS® Neural Surround, PremiDIA-WIDE surround, and Dolby® Volume
6.1″ Touch panel display audio system (replaces std. audio head unit)
Rear-view camera system
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 3-month subscription
Digital HD Radio®
Port Options
Navigation System Package OPT OPT OPT OPT OPT
MMCS Navigation system with 7″ high definition touch panel, voice command, 3D mapping, point-of-interest information, real-time traffic, and Mapcare® includes 2 annual map updates (replaces std. audio system head unit)
All Weather Package OPT OPT OPT OPT OPT
Remote engine start
All weather floor mats (2)
Rear mudguards
Chrome Package OPT OPT OPT OPT OPT
Trunk lid molding
Door handle covers
Popular Equipment Package OPT OPT OPT OPT OPT
Alloy fuel door
Scuff plates
Trunk mat
Interior Package OPT OPT OPT OPT OPT
Aluminum shift knob
Aluminum brake handle
LED Illumination Package OPT OPT OPT OPT OPT
LED floor illumination (blue)
LED Interior lights
Port Accessories
LED Fog Lights ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC
Roof Rack Crossbars ACC ACC ACC
Rear Park Assist Sensors ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC
Wheel Locks ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC
Rear Lip Spoiler ACC ACC ACC ACC
Rear Wing Spoiler ACC ACC ACC ACC
Rear Wing Spoiler ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC
2016 LANCER TECHNICAL AND MECHANICAL FEATURES
Feature Description ES 2.0L ES 2.4L AWC SE 2.4L AWC SEL 2.4L AWC GT 2.4L
Engine
Type 2.0L I4 DOHC, 16-valve, Mitsubishi Innovative Valve-timing Electronic Control system (MIVEC) 2.4L I4 DOHC, 16-valve, Mitsubishi Innovative Valve-timing Electronic Control system (MIVEC) 2.4L I4 DOHC, 16-valve, Mitsubishi Innovative Valve-timing Electronic Control system (MIVEC) 2.4L I4 DOHC, 16-valve, Mitsubishi Innovative Valve-timing Electronic Control system (MIVEC) 2.4L I4 DOHC, 16-valve, Mitsubishi Innovative Valve-timing Electronic Control system (MIVEC)
Engine Code 4B11 4B12 4B12 4B12 4B12
Materials Aluminum block/ aluminum cylinder heads Aluminum block/ aluminum cylinder heads Aluminum block/ aluminum cylinder heads Aluminum block/ aluminum cylinder heads Aluminum block/ aluminum cylinder heads
Bore x Stroke (in./mm) 3.4 in. x 3.4 in. / 86.0 mm x 86.0 mm 3.5 in. x 3.8 in. / 88.0 mm x 97.0 mm 3.5 in. x 3.8 in. / 88.0 mm x 97.0 mm 3.5 in. x 3.8 in. / 88.0 mm x 97.0 mm 3.5 in. x3.8 in. / 88.0 mm x 97.0 mm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.5:1 10.5:1 10.5:1 10.5:1
Displacement 2.0L /1998cc 2.4L /2360cc 2.4L /2360cc 2.4L /2360cc 2.4L /2360cc
Horsepower 5MT: 148 @ 6000 rpm CVT (FED): 148 @ 6000 rpm CVT (CAL): 143 @ 6000 rpm 168 @ 6000 rpm 168 @ 6000 rpm 168 @ 6000 rpm 168 @ 6000 rpm
Torque 5MT: 145 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm CVT (FED): 145 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm CVT (CAL): 143 lb-ft@ 4200 rpm 167 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm 167 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm 167 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm 167 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm
Redline RPM 6500 6500 6500 6500 6500
Emissions 5MT: Tier 2 bin 5 CVT (FED): Tier 2 bin 5 CVT (CAL): LEV3 ULEV70 Tier 2 bin 5 Tier 2 bin 5 Tier 2 bin 5 Tier 2 bin 5
Engine Oil Type 0W-20 0W-20 0W-20 0W-20 0W-20
Recommended Fuel Regular Unleaded, 87 octane min. Regular Unleaded, 87 octane min. Regular Unleaded, 87 octane min. Regular Unleaded, 87 octane min. Regular Unleaded, 87 octane min.
Fuel System MPI MPI MPI MPI MPI
Transmission
5-speed Manual
Manual Ratios: 5-speed STD STD
1st 3.833 3.833
2nd 1.913 1.913
3rd 1.333 1.333
4th 0.972 0.972
5th 0.775 0.775
6th
Reverse 3.583 3.583
Final Drive 3.944 3.944
CVT Automatic OPT STD STD STD OPT
CVT Automatic Ratios Continuously variable between 2.631 – 0.378 Continuously variable between 2.631 – 0.378 Continuously variable between 2.631 – 0.378 Continuously variable between 2.631 – 0.378 Continuously variable between 2.631 – 0.378
1st 2.631 2.631 2.631 2.631 2.631
2nd 1.44 1.44 1.44 1.44 1.44
3rd 1.165 1.165 1.165 1.165 1.165
4th 0.906 0.906 0.906 0.906 0.906
5th 0.68 0.68 0.68 0.68 0.68
6th 0.499 0.499 0.499 0.499 0.499
Reverse 1.96 1.96 1.96 1.96 1.96
Final Drive 6.026 6.026 6.026 6.026 6.026
Suspension
Front MacPherson Strut with 20 mm stabilizer bar MacPherson Strut with 20 mm stabilizer bar MacPherson Strut with 20 mm stabilizer bar MacPherson Strut with 20 mm stabilizer bar MacPherson Strut with 21 mm stabilizer bar
Rear Multi-link type Multi-link type with 18 mm stabilizer bar Multi-link type with 18 mm stabilizer bar Multi-link type with 18 mm stabilizer bar Multi-link type with 18 mm stabilizer bar
Steering
Type Rack-and-pinion, Electric Power Assist Rack-and-pinion, Hydraulic Power Assist Rack-and-pinion, Hydraulic Power Assist Rack-and-pinion, Hydraulic Power Assist Rack-and-pinion, Hydraulic Power Assist
Overall Ratio 14.8 15.2 15.2 15.2 15.2
Turns – Lock to Lock 3.09 3.16 3.16 3.16 3.16
Turn Circle – Curb to Curb 32.8 ft 32.8 ft 32.8 ft 32.8 ft 32.8 ft
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 103.7 in. 103.7 in. 103.7 in. 103.7 in. 103.7 in.
Length 182.1 in. 182.1 in. 182.1 in. 182.1 in. 182.1 in.
Width 69.4 in. 69.4 in. 69.4 in. 69.4 in. 69.4 in.
Height 58.3 in. 58.3 in. 58.3 in. 58.3 in. 58.7 in.
Track, Front 60.2 in. 60.2 in. 60.2 in. 60.2 in. 60.2 in.
Track, Rear 60.2 in. 60.2 in. 60.2 in. 60.2 in. 60.2 in.
Min. Ground Clearance 5.5 in. 5.5 in. 5.5 in. 5.5 in. 5.8 in.
Interior Dimensions
Head Room (with sunroof)
Front 39.6 in. (38.5 in.) 39.6 in. 39.6 in. 39.6 in. (38.5 in.)
Rear 36.9 in. 36.9 in. 36.9 in. 36.9 in. 36.9 in.
Leg room
Front 42.3 in. 42.3 in. 42.3 in. 42.3 in. 42.3 in.
Rear 36.1 in. 36.1 in. 36.1 in. 36.1 in. 36.1 in.
Shoulder room
Front 54.7 in. 54.7 in. 54.7 in. 54.7 in. 54.7 in.
Rear 54.3 in. 54.3 in. 54.3 in. 54.3 in. 54.3 in.
Hip room
Front 53.3 in. 53.3 in. 53.3 in. 53.3 in. 53.3 in.
Rear 54.1 in. 54.1 in. 54.1 in. 54.1 in. 54.1 in.
SAE volume
Interior Volume (w/sunroof) 105.8 cu. ft. (104.3 cu. ft.) 105.8 cu. ft. 105.8 cu. ft. 105.8 cu. ft. 105.8 cu. ft. (104.3 cu. ft.)
Passenger Volume (w/sunroof) 93.5 cu. ft. (92.0 cu. ft.) 93.5 cu. ft. 93.5 cu. ft. 93.5 cu. ft. 93.5 cu. ft. (92.0 cu. ft.)
Cargo volume (w/subwoofer) 12.3 cu. ft. (11.8 cu. ft) 12.3 cu. ft. 12.3 cu. ft. 12.3 cu. ft. 12.3 cu. ft. (11.8 cu. ft)
Capacities
Passenger Seating 5 5 5 5 5
Fuel Tank 15.5 gallons 14.5 gallons 14.5 gallons 14.5 gallons 15.5 gallons
Engine Oil 4.2 quarts 4.5 quarts 4.5 quarts 4.5 quarts 4.5 quarts
Radiator Core size (mm) 700x409x16 700x409x16 700x409x16 700x409x16 700x409x16
Weights
Curb Weight MT (CVT) 2888 lbs. (2954 lbs.) (3142 lbs.) (3142 lbs.) (3142 lbs.) 2977 lbs. (3043 lbs.)
GVWR 3969 lbs. 4190 lbs. 4190 lbs. 4190 lbs. 4079 lbs.
Weight Distribution (% f/r)MT (CVT) 60/40 (61/39) (59/41) (59/41) (59/41) 59/41 (60/40)
Fuel Economy
City (MT) 27 (24) 23 23 23 24 (22)
Highway (MT) 35 (34) 31 31 31 31 (31)
Combined (MT) 30 (28) 26 26 26 27 (25)
Electrical
Battery 75D23L 75D23L 75D23L 75D23L 75D23L
Alternator (Amps) 130A 130A 130A 130A 130A
Warranties
Basic 5 years or 60,000 miles 5 years or 60,000 miles 5 years or 60,000 miles 5 years or 60,000 miles 5 years or 60,000 miles
Powertrain 10 years or 100,000 miles 10 years or 100,000 miles 10 years or 100,000 miles 10 years or 100,000 miles 10 years or 100,000 miles
Anti-corrosion 7 years or 100,000 miles 7 years or 100,000 miles 7 years or 100,000 miles 7 years or 100,000 miles 7 years or 100,000 miles
Roadside Assistance STD STD STD STD STD
2016 MITSUBISHI LANCER PRICING GUIDE
Order Code* Description (Eng./Tran) Suggested Retail Price*** Comments
LN41-A Lancer ES 4-Door DOHC MIVEC (2.0L/5MT) US$17,595.00 5-Speed Manual Transmission
LN41-A Lancer ES 4-Door DOHC MIVEC (2.0L/CVT) US$18,595.00 Continuously Variable Transmission
LN41-C Lancer ES AWC 4-Door DOHC MIVEC (2.4L/CVT) US$19,995.00 Continuously Variable Transmission
LN41-E Lancer SE AWC 4-Door DOHC MIVEC (2.4L/CVT) US$20,995.00 Continuously Variable Transmission
LN41-G Lancer SEL AWC 4-Door DOHC MIVEC (2.4L/CVT) US$21,995.00 Continuously Variable Transmission
LN41-T Lancer GT 4-Door DOHC MIVEC (2.4L/5MT) US$22,495.00 5-Speed Manual Transmission
LN41-T Lancer GT 4-Door DOHC MIVEC (2.4L/CVT) US$23,495.00 Continuously Variable Transmission
with 6-Step Sportronic® Paddle-Shifters
Factory
Options
Option Availability
LN41-A LN41-C LN41-E LN41-G LN41-T
P1 ES Sun and Sound Package
Power Glass Sunroof, 710 Watt Rockford Fosgate® Audio System w/ 9
Speakers, Rearview Camera system, 6.1-inch Touch Panel Display
CD/MP3/HD Radio® Audio System, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio W/ 3
Month Subscription
US$1,750.00 OPT

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