New EPA documentation for the 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback shows that the new Lancer model will come to the U.S. only in Ralliart and GTS variants with two engine choices.
The new 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart will be powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged unit pumping out a total of 237-hp with a maximum torque of 253 lb-ft. Power is transferred to the wheels via Mitsubishi”s Twin Clutch SST transmission allowing for a EPA rated fuel-economy of 17/25 mpg (city/highway).
The Lancer Sportback GTS will be available with a 2.4L 4-cylinder with a choice of a 5-speed manual or CVT automatic transmission with an EPA rated fuel-economy of 20/27 mpg and 21/27 mpg respectively.
Pricing details will be announced by Mitsubishi closer to launch date (late 2009).
2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback and Lancer Sportback Ralliart: