Friday, June 15, 2012

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportbake

The xenon headlights are turned on, the speedometer needle at the end, the traffic deviates from the left lane ahead of things: a quick car ride with the Mitsubishi Lancer can be a very satisfying affair. It may be due to the aggressive front end of Japanese mid-size sedan that is based on the 295-hp Lancer Evo top model.

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportbake
2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportbake

In fact, behind the impressive radiator mouth of the Lancer Sportback 1.8 DI-D + is a four-cylinder turbo diesel with a rather average 110 kW/150 hp, our test car, however, were well fed: defines After despite variable loader geometry very pronounced turbo lag in the diesel vehemently to stuff and drives the five-door model consistently to well over 200 km / h Intermediate sprints and passing maneuvers are completed easily; nailed accentuates the noise by whistling, hissing and moaning of the turbine. The forward thrust is all the more remarkable as the platform of the Lancer not characterized by special light: the scale proposed, depending on the configuration of more than 1.5 tons. The series was developed in close consultation with the way Chrysler: The Dodge Journey and Chrysler Sebring models, which operate in Europe have recently than Fiat and Lancia Flavia Freemont, share many components with the Japanese.

Consumption of five to six liters can be achieved without problems, even with a sporty driving style, consumption exceeds virtually never the eight-liter mark. A little bit contributes to the start-stop system, the engine - at virtually every stop, shut down without mercy - a little too early for our taste, that is still warming up. Those who support the system at the first traffic light turned off, a note must be: the engine does not immediately go back to work, but remains off offended. A manual restart is required.


2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportbake interior

Exterior & Interior
The Mitsubishi Lancer is a service provided at the lower end of the price range in its segment - and that he can not deny, especially in the interior. The workmanship and material quality is unjapanisch casual, the transitions between the components are either exported unclean. The trunk mat slips around baseless. And the exterior of the nameplates made of cheap rubber disturbing. In addition, the transformation of sharpened to-door notchback sedan Sportback is not well managed overall. The side elevation loses all power, the rounded, sloping rear end baseless contrasted disadvantageously with the aggressive front.

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportbake

Practical skills
For this is the practical qualities of the Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback is no doubt. The fastback sedan offers good freedom of movement for all seats, and the variable luggage compartment can expand by a modest 288 to 1,349 liters. Also the handling is convincing. The Lancer offers a good compromise between comfort and sporty firmness, in the border area of ​​the car remains easy to handle.

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportbake

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