2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Puts On Brand’s New Styling Language in Render-Land

It was reported in November that Mitsubishi will source a compact sedan (most likely the replacement for the Lancer) from the Renault Nissan Alliance.

It is not yet clear which brand will provide the donor car, and the name of the model that will be used as a basis by Mitsubishi is also a mystery.

However, a look at Renault and Nissan’s lineups reveals two possible solutions: the Renault Fluence or the Nissan Sentra. While that remains to be decided, the car’s design should allow customers to clearly identify it as a Mitsubishi, which is why Photoshop manipulator Theophilus Chin used styling cues from the brand’s new design language showcased on recent concept cars like the Outlander PHEV Concept S.

I have to say that the renderings are not bad at all and I don’t think many people would mind if the upcoming Mitsubishi Lancer looked like this. Just imagine a sharper looking, more aggressive version of this car – it would make a great Lancer Evo. Unfortunately, a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo XI isn’t likely to happen.

Renderings courtesy of Theophilus Chin


  • Six_Tymes

    daaamn, this looks very good. me likes

  • Patrick

    Opel Ampera?

  • Billy Farmer

    This has to be the first Mitsubishi in like 15 years to look amazing good ! Now Lets see a nice Galant and Eclipse again like they were in the 90’s !

  • kachuks

    Looks like something else I’ve seen somewhere else before. Just can’t put my finger on it. It’s an improvement over the obscure econoboxes they sell in countries that don’t come to mind right now.

    Gawd, I miss the glory days of DSM.

  • dinn

    It looks like Kia Optima after photoshop. I think new Samsung SM3 / Renault Fluence will be donor as brand new Megane is coming by the end of the year.

  • Dr Zoidberg

    Toyota and VW would like their designs back now please.

  • Kash

    kinda looks like the new euro spec Passat at the front, also kinda looks like the old Honda Civic. Kinda looks like a dodge or lincoln from the back with that monolight, from the 3/4 angle it kinda looks like a Corolla or Camry. I dunno, it seems like this rendering has a serious case of Multiple Personality Disorder.

    • bundy26

      It’s the Nissan sentra nismo cocept

      • Randy Terpstra

        double post

      • Randy Terpstra

        And here’s the ‘doner’ image.

  • Bo Hanan

    “THAT” is a good foundation on which to build the EVO-XI.

  • yo

    really cool looking!!!

  • Randy Terpstra

    It would be a bit of a surprise, if the restyling of the Samsung SM3/Renault Fluence was this ambitious, for the Lancer version. Having said that, if this is due for 2017, the SM3/Fluence itself would be due for a major make over, by then.

  • truthsayer

    Friggin A, Someone Hire Chin, he is good! Theo does great work.

    If Mitsubishi improves reliability, this could kill the corolla.

  • Freeway1

    The last Lancer was awful. I hope they improve over rigidity and handling.