New Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Car Review

New Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Car Review
Rounding out the Mitsubishi Lancer line this year is the New Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Car, also in extra spicy Ralliart flavor. It’s everything you love about the New Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Car plus the space, versatility and convenience of a wagon – the first time since the ’80s you’ll be able to have your cake and haul it, too.

New Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Car Review

The New Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Car Evo is a heated-up, Tarmac-rogering road monster for petrol heads, and has almost never been seen going at less than 65mph. It looks exactly like its dad but possibly has an even more attitudinous spoiler bolted on to its rear end as a declaration of intent. Oh, and also to keep its wheels on the ground under acceleration. The Lancer Evo eats like a horse, never tidies its room, has no self-control whatsoever and is destined to spend its life almost permanently on probation with electronic tagging devices hanging off its ankles.

New Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Car Review

Fortunately, there is hope, because the Lancer Evo has a new brother, the Lancer Sportback. He looks like less of a handful than his brother and might even be a calming influence. True, when I met him he was carrying in his boot a rib-shattering additional hi-fi speaker the size of a rabbit hutch. But that’s optional, and not entirely true to his character. It’s true, also, that Sportback has a front end modelled, we are told, on the nose of one of the fighter jets made by Mitsubishi’s aeroplane division. At a presentation about the new Lancers, we were shown a computer-generated morph sequence in which the jet evolved into the Sportback. I couldn’t see it myself. The way computer graphics are these days, you could start from almost anywhere – a stool, a greenhouse, Bruce Forsyth’s head – and end up with the front of the Sportback. If they had said they pulled the grille off a new Audi, I would have seen more clearly where they were coming from.

The point is, though, that even with parts pilfered from fighter planes, Sportback is, in essence, quite sensible. He wants to be friends with the Fords and the Vauxhalls. He’ll probably come home, by and large, at the time he’s told to. In fact, he’s so sensible that he’s got a hatchback and rear seats that fold flat inside with a 60:40 split. In car families, this is about as sensible as it gets without going all the way and becoming an estate. He’s a nice car.

Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security, though. In a few months, Sportback will be inviting his cousin over, Sportback Ralliart. That’s an even sillier name than Sportback, but don’t say as much in front of executives from Mitsubishi. Apparently, a big cheese from the car company attended a rally some years ago and pronounced what the rally drivers did before his astonished eyes that day as “art”. And lo, the Ralliart concept was born. Hmm. Essentially a budget Evo, Ralliart is intended to plug a gap in the Lancer family just above the Sportback. What I think this means is that Ralliart won’t be quite as inclined as Evo to wear the same socks and underpants, again and again, and go in for rudeness on a freelance basis, but will be still less likely than Sportback to get its homework done and eventually settle down with a nice girl.

All well and good. But frankly, if the Lancers moved in next door to you, you’d be on the phone to the estate agent within about 15 minutes. And, given the current state of the market, you’ll never sell. It’s a truly horrific prospect. You’ll notice there’s no Ma Lancer. I wonder what happened to her. Got fed up and walked out years ago, I wouldn’t be surprised.

Top speed: 114mph
Acceleration: 0-62 in 11.8 seconds
Average consumption: 29.7mpg
Eco emissions: 156g/km (medium green)
One careful owner: Peter Duncan
In the glovebox: Smints
On the hi-fi: Madonna
Bound for: Chittenden
Buy it if: you’re relatively sensible
Marks out of 10: 6
Price: From £12,499

Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
New Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Car Review

Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
New Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Car Review

Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
New Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Car Review




New car, Used Cars For Sale, Reviews, News, Service, auto insurance, quotes auto insurance, cheap auto insurance, online auto insurance, new auto insurance, west auto insurance, car auto insurance, automotive, automotive cars, automotive sales lead, automotive parts, automotive trucks, automotive accessories, automotive vehicles, tires automotive, tools automotive, performance automotive, automotive repair, car automotive parts, automotive repair tools, automotive parts accessories, gps automotive, automotive jobs, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, Benz, BMW, Bugatti, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Corvette, DAF, Dacia, Daewoo, Daihatsu, Datsun, De Lorean, Dino, Dodge, Farboud, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, KIA, Koenigsegg, Lada, Lamborghini, Lancia, Land Rover, Lexus, Ligier, Lincoln, Lotus, Toyota New car, Used Cars For Sale, Reviews, News, Service, auto insurance, quotes auto insurance, cheap auto insurance, online auto insurance, new auto insurance, west auto insurance, car auto insurance, automotive, automotive cars, automotive sales lead, automotive parts, automotive trucks, automotive accessories, automotive vehicles, tires automotive, tools automotive, performance automotive, automotive repair, car automotive parts, automotive repair tools, automotive parts accessories, gps automotive, automotive jobs, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, Benz, BMW, Bugatti, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Corvette, DAF, Dacia, Daewoo, Daihatsu, Datsun, De Lorean, Dino, Dodge, Farboud, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, KIA, Koenigsegg, Lada, Lamborghini, Lancia, Land Rover, Lexus, Ligier, Lincoln, Lotus, Toyota