The current generation Lancer, launched in 2007 for 2008 model year has been IIHS Top Safety Pick. 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer sees even more safety features. These include Mitsubishi’s Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) safety body construction system.
2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Facelift is offered in four trim levels – ES, SE, SEL, and GT. In terms of exterior design, the facelift receives same overall shape while modifications are seen on front fascia where front grill gets a body colored strip separating upper and lower sections. Fog lamps are also redesigned with vertical LED daytime running lights.
Other exterior changes include new alloy wheels and two new colors of Diamond White Pearl and Alloy Silver along with regular colors of Tarmac Black, Octane Blue, Rally Red and Mercury Gray.
Interiors of 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Facelift sees FUSE hands free Link System, automatic climate control, fog lamps and LED DRLs on the base ES variant. The SE variant receives all weather control, heated front seats and rear view camera besides display audio. SEL trim gets standard leather seats, rain sensing wipers and auto headlights besides other updates while top end GT trim is fitted with sport tuned suspension, larger disc brakes and rear spoiler along with a sun roof and 18” two tone alloy wheels.
Where engine specification on 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Facelift is concerned, the model continues to be powered by a 2.0 and 2.4 liter engines. The 2.0 liter engine offers 148 hp power while the 2.4 liter variant offers 168 hp peak power and 226 Nm peak torque.
2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Standard Features
New front center console
New interior seating fabric
FUSE Hands-Free Link System with Bluetooth technology and USB port
AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with 140-watt speakers
Color LCD multi-information display
Soft-touch instrument panel and door trim
6-way adjustable driver’s seat
Automatic air condition climate control
Steering wheel mounted audio, cruise control and Bluetooth switches
Power windows with driver’s automatic down/up feature
Power door locks
Remote keyless entry with panic feature
60/40 split folding rear seat
Tilt-adjustable steering column
Remote trunk and fuel lid release lever
High-contrast gauge meters
New front fascia/chrome grille
Automatic on/off headlights
Heated side view mirrors with turn indicators
LED daytime running lights (DRLs)
Auto-off halogen headlights
Side air dams
Color-keyed outer door handles
Colors: New Diamond White Pearl, New Alloy Silver, Tarmac Black, Octane Blue, Rally Red, Mercury Gray
Advanced seven (7) air bag SRS system including driver’s side knee air bag, dual-stage front air bags with occupant seat position sensors, front seat mounted side-impact air bags and front and rear curtain side air bags
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Engine immobilizer anti-theft security alarm system
Mitsubishi Motors’ patented Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) safety cell body construction
Fully transferable 5-year/60,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty
10-year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty
7-year/100,000 mile anti-corrosion perforation limited warranty
5-year/unlimited mile roadside assistance