Published on April 17th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0 GTE With Premium Features & Affordable Price RM 115,590.20
Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Malaysia officially launched the new Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0 GTE today.
Enhanced with a new premium package, the latest Lancer 2.0 GTE now comes with a Power Sunroof, Keyless Operation System for true hands-free entry, ISOFIX child seat anchors, and an additional driver-side knee airbag for increased safety. The new premium features found in the Japan-CBU Lancer GTE are in addition to the standard body kit with integrated daytime running lights, combi-leather interior, 6.1-inch touch-screen audio with rear view camera, rain-sensing wipers, auto-headlamps, automatic air conditioning, steering column mounted magnesium paddle shifters and cruise control. The Lancer 2.0 GTE also continues to offer the sportiest wheel and tire combination in its class – 18-in eight-spoke alloy wheels shod with 215/45 R18 Yokohama Advan Sport tires.
Priced at RM 115,590.20 on-the-road without insurance, the Lancer GTE is imported from Japan as a Completely Built-Up (CBU) unit and is available in three colour choices – White Solid, Black Mica and Red Metallic. The Lancer 2.0 GTE also comes with a 2-Year Free Maintenance package.
Its 2.0 liter power-plant is based on a lightweight aluminum block for an optimum output of 150PS and 197Nm incorporating MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control) – an innovative technology that automatically adjusts valve timing control for optimal performance across the rev range.
In terms of vehicle safety, the Lancer GTE is equipped with Dual Stage SRS Airbags which is now complemented by a knee airbag for the driver. Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), seat-belt pre-tensioners and force limiters as well as RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body provide further occupant safety by employing extensive front and rear crumple zones to absorb impact.
Mitsubishi Lancer Heritage
Over the years, Mitsubishi Motors has proven itself to be a sure winner in the various motor-sports activities held across the world, especially at the off-road desert challenges and Dakar Rally thus reinforcing its image as a durable, reliable and quality vehicle manufacturer.
To brave the challenging Safari Rally, Mitsubishi developed the Lancer in 1973. Fondly remembered as the ‘A73 Lancer’, the Lancer 1600 GSR was an immediate success in rallying, taking a remarkable 1-2-3-4 victory in the 8th Southern Cross Rally in 1976. Later in 1981, the eco climate prompted Mitsubishi to produce a more compact engine with the Lancer EX2000 Turbo.
During the 1990s, the Lancer was a strong contender in international rallies, including the World Rally Championship. With its first generation, the Lancer made its mark on the rallying world, the start of a legendary model line which would become the World Rally Championship (WRC)-winning Evo series. Some of the WRC championships that the Lancer EVO has won include Tap Rally Portugal and Catalunya Rally in 1997 as well as Sweedish Rally, Safari Rally, Rally Argentina and Rally Finland in 1998 to name a few.
The Mitsubishi Lancer has always demonstrated its excellence on the rally trails as well as on the roads since its introduction in 1973. Built to last, the spacious and distinctly styled Lancer delivers a confident and genuinely satisfying motoring experience. In fact, motoring aficionados worldwide have over the years recognized the sleek, stunning and compact Lancer as one of the best in its class.