Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) gives the Lancer EX a new competitive edge with the introduction of the 1.6 liter variants and an upgraded 2-liter GT-A model. The new 1.6 liter MIVEC engine equipped Lancer EX will definitely appeal to buyers of both sub-compact and compact sedans who are looking for a good balance of power and fuel economy.
Meanwhile, MMPC has also refreshed 2-liter GT-A as it is poised to offer still the best value for money in the compact sedan segment given its top of its class features.
The Lancer EX now features an all-new 4A92 1.6 liter 16 Valve DOHC MIVEC. It uses a lightweight aluminum block for better power to weight ratio and efficiency. Maximum power of the Lancer EX 1.6 MIVEC is 117PS at 6,000rpm and maximum torque of 154 N-m is achieved at 4,000rpm.
The 1.6-liter Lancer EX will be available in MX and GLX AT, which will have the 4-speed INVECS II automatic transmission. For those who find the excitement and classic feel of a manual transmission, Mitsubishi will also be offering the GLX with 5-speed manual transmission.
The new Lancer EX 1.6 MIVEC boasts its jet fighter-inspired front grille with High Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlamps for the MX variant and Multi-Reflector Halogen Headlamps for the GLX variants. Dimension wise, the new 1.6-liter variants are 15mm taller measuring in at 1505 mm.
The Lancer EX 1.6 models will have a standard dealer option Multimedia Entertainment System which features DVD, MP3 playback, Tuner and iPod connectivity. These functions can easily be controlled via an 8-inch touch screen monitor located at the center of the dashboard. The top of the line 1.6 MX variant meanwhile features a Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) Navigation as an added feature to its Multimedia Entertainment System.
The Lancer EX 1.6 MIVEC is available in the following colors: Orion Black, Citadel Red, Dominic Silver, and Polar White. The Suggested Retail Price (SRP) for the Lancer EX MX is PhP930,000, PhP855,000 for the GLX AT and PhP825,000 for the GLX MT.
Meanwhile the 2.0-liter 16 Valve DOHC MIVEC (4B11) Lancer EX GTA also gets an upgrade with new 18-inch alloy wheels giving it an even sportier appeal. The Lancer EX GTA CVT is available in Orion Black, Citadel Red, Dominic Silver, Polar White and Kinetic Blue which is an exclusive color for the GTA variant only. This 2.0 liter variant is priced at P1,295,000.