2016 Mitsubishi Lancer on sale in Australia from $19,500

Brett Davis

Following the initial reveal back in October, Mitsubishi Australia has now announced local pricing and specifications for the lightly facelifted 2016 Lancer range.

2016 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Sportback

It’s largely the same as the outgoing MY15 model in terms of the overall design, however, at the front there’s a new bumper bar and grille section, front fog lights, LED daytime running lights, and new side skirts.

Some updates have also been administered for the interior, with a new centre console and instrument cluster in place, and a fresh infotainment interface with digital radio reception and a six-speaker stereo.

For 2016 Mitsubishi is offered three trim levels, spanning from the ES, LS, to the flagship GSR. Both the ES and LS come with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder developing 110kW and 197Nm, while the GSR uses the existing 2.4-litre producing 125kW and 226Nm.

All models comes with enough safety features to pass ANCAP’s stringent five-star safety rating, with a reversing camera now standard for all variants, along with airbags and the usual traction and stability control.

2016 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR-interior

The Lancer has been around now in virtually the same form since 2007. As a result, sales have be on the decline. So far this year the local arm has sold 7980 examples, with year-to-date figures down 10.1 per cent on 2014. It was a similar story for 2013 to 2014, when year-to-date figures dropped 19.4 per cent.

The new model is on sale now from the following starting prices (excluding on-road costs). Only the top GSR variant is available in Sportback hatch body style, while the rest adopt the sedan layout. See further below for highlight features of each.

2016 Mitsubishi Lancer ES sedan manual – $19,500
2016 Mitsubishi Lancer ES sedan auto – $21,000

2016 Mitsubishi Lancer LS sedan auto – $23,500

2016 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR sedan manual – $22,500
2016 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR sedan auto – $24,000

2016 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Sportback manual – $22,500
2016 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Sportback auto – $24,000

ES Sport 2.0-litre Sedan (2016 updates, plus):

  • Upgraded CVT auto
  • New upgraded seat fabric with a stronger geometric pattern
  • New design 16-inch bright finish alloy wheels with black inserts
  • Gloss black interior and ornament panel garnish
  • Leather shift knob with boot on manual models
  • Rear spoiler

LS 2.0-litre Sedan (2016 updates, plus):

  • Leather interior trim, including leather steering wheel, leather gear knob
  • New design 18-inch alloy wheel with black inserts
  • Sports tuned suspension with front and rear stabiliser bar
  • Privacy glass
  • Reverse parking sensors
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Auto headlights
  • Power driver’s seat adjustment
  • Smart key
  • Heated front seats
  • Chrome door handles, belt moulding and rear boot garnish

New GSR 2.4-litre Sedan (2016 updates, plus):

  • 2.4-litre 125kW 226Nm MIVEC engine
  • New design 18-inch alloy wheels with black inserts
  • CVT with sport mode and mounted paddle shifts
  • Front and rear 16-inch ventilated discs
  • Sports seats and pedals

GSR 2.4-litre Sportback (2016 updates, plus):

  • New design 18-inch alloy wheels with black inserts
Next Post

Opel planning "highlight" concept for Geneva, new sports car

Opel will be unveiling an all-new concept car at the Geneva Motor Show in March, set to inspire a future dedicated sports car. Speaking with Autobild recently, Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann hinted a new sports car is on the way, loosely based on the latest Astra. It’s believed it will […]

Subscribe Us Now