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2007 Detroit Auto Show: More on the '08 Mitsubishi Lancer

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We saw the first photos of the new Mitsubishi Lancer sedan a few weeks back, when we learned all about its 152-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, standard five-speed manual and optional CVT.

Now — besides the bounty of photos below — we learn that all trims come with side-impact and side curtain airbags. A tire pressure monitoring system is standard, but antilock brakes are standard only on ES and GTS trims; they’re available as an option on the base, DE trim level.

It also seems that an electronic stability system and traction control aren’t offered, even as options. Another negative is the mileage with 2007 ratings (the company provides 2008 ratings as well) of 25/31 mpg city/highway for both the manual and the CVT. The Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic rate 41 and 40 mpg highway respectively.

Mitsubishi also announced plans to bring a diesel Lancer to the U.S. by 2010.

  • Lancer GTS
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  • Lancer ES
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  • Lancer GTS Interior
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