New 2018 Mitsubishi Grand Lancer Targets China And Other Asian Markets

We just got a fresh batch of live photos showing the new Mitsubishi Grand Lancer which is going to be launched in the markets of China, Taiwan and other selected Asian markets.

Although the Lancer is already sentenced to death at these parts of the globe, Mitsubishi clearly is not ready to give up on its trusted model on other regions.

The Grand Lancer is basically a re-skinned version of “our” Lancer, with the new bodywork featuring the company’s latest “Dynamic Shield” front grille, a boomerang-like crease on the sides and an a pointier rear end.

The cabin also gets a new layout, with the dashboard looking like it’s made out of softer-to-touch materials decorated with silver details for a more premium look. There is also a new digital instrument cluster and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

So far there’s only one engine we’ve heard about and that’s the 1.8-litre petrol with 138hp. Mitsubishi will offer a sole transmission option in the form of a CVT gearbox which transfers the power to the front axle. The CVT also offers the option of a manual mode with six pre-selected ratios and optional paddle shifters on the wheel.

The Mitsubishi Lancer is dead, long live the Mitsubishi Grand Lancer.

Thanks to Chien-Jay for the photos!

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  • WG

    This should have been the Lancer’s U.S. facelift years ago.

    • Bo Hanan

      Could have been a Galant replacement too. Lord knows Mitsu needs it.

    • Sybill Julian

      should have come at 2015

  • Six_Tymes

    i like it. and i agree with wg

  • baofe

    what happened to that rear end?! It’s almost Toyota levels of bad

  • Dennis Scipio

    I like the New Dashboard design

  • Bash

    too late, but they finally did improve it, I like it

  • It is not actually a very bad facelift after all but those rims look like they were made on a lathe…..

  • XZKL

    Ugh. Was hoping they could’ve implemented the so-called “Dynamic Shield” design language the same way they did with the Montero Sport/Pajero Sport. It looks like a Mitsubishi rebranding of the Honda City. Not really trying to be negative here, it’s just that they could’ve done better.

    I’m just happy the Lancer still lives.

  • Infinite1

    Front end reminds me of a second generation Ford Fusion

  • Andrew Ngo

    The front looks like Galant in the 80s

  • Mario TrumpUnited

    put a turbo engine in there…sort of ralliart and let the 1.8L too….and u have a great mitsubishi lancer for years to come….great design.

  • Navy P. Morroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Looks like a 2010 Ford Fusion in the front of the vehicle.

  • Shobin Drogan

    Mitsubishi needs an all new sedan. A facelift on a car that is already seriously behind rivals in terms of economy, cabin refinement and ride quality isn’t going to do anything to help your declining sales.

  • Craig Best

    While I don’t like all the chrome its nothing a few cans of paint can’t fix, over all I like the changes and wish they could sell it here in Australia. I like the rear, bit like the new Civic and even the interior looks better than the current CF.

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