Next-Generation Mitsubishi Lancer Is Hypothetical, Still Quite Cool

To say that the tenth-generation Mitsubishi Lancer looks dated would be a major understatement.

Believe it or not, it was launched in 2007 and is still on sale in some markets like Brazil, Egypt and Taiwan.

While it is no longer available in the rest of the world, the Lancer nameplate could return as a global model in the future. Recently, a report claimed that Mitsubishi is planning to bring back the Lancer Evolution for an eleventh generation.

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If that were to happen, then surely the automaker should first launch a new regular Lancer, right? Following this logic, the folks from Kolesa tried to anticipate how the 11th-generation would look like if it were to use the brand’s latest Dynamic Shield design language.

The first step was to apply the typical Mitsubishi grille with chrome moldings on the sides (as seen on the Eclipse Cross and facelifted L200 pickup) to the body of the Renault Megane Sedan. The designer then opted for sleek LED headlights and chunky DRLs — both also familiar from the latest Mitsubishi concepts and production models.

The two-tone bodywork with dark grey roof and A-pillars provides a nice contrast to the rest of the car that’s painted white; it also makes the Lancer look more dynamic thanks to the “floating roof” trick applied to the C pillars. Actually, this is inspired by the Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Concept.

Moving on to the rear, the hypothetical Mitsubishi Lancer adopts horizontal LED taillights united by a light bar according to the latest trends in car design. There’s also a sporty bumper with a diffuser-like insert in the middle and concealed tailpipes.

Choosing the Renault Megane Sedan as a basis for these renderings is not fortuitous as the aforementioned report claimed the next-generation Lancer would share underpinnings with the upcoming Megane. We wouldn’t mind that one bit, as long as the next-generation Lancer looked like this. Would you?


    current chinese lancer is the worst sedan on sale in the world

    • Baeyoung ❂

      It’s far from the worst sedan, but maybe one of the ugliest sedans

  • Rocket

    Handsome rendering, but it’s far too tasteful to sport a Mitsubishi badge.

  • WalthamDan

    If it came close to that rendering, it would become the best looking sedan in the field.

    Pipe dream for sure

  • charlotteharry57

    VERY nice, but, yes, probably a pipe dream. I was expecting a warmed-over last-gen Sentra. Maybe a warmed-over last-gen Altima as a new Galant, as well.

  • Bash

    Chance of them dropping the whole lancer name are higher than making a new one.

  • :/ Yurr

    If only it looked like that and came to the US 🤦🏽‍♂️

  • Six Thousand Times

    That isn’t bad.

  • Tim

    F, that… keep the lines the same, dont Deviate from what works not to mention from what we’ve all known and loved for the past what 16+ year… this new one looks like grandma and grandpa gonna go slow up traffic going to get groceries… I have one of the last of the greats I guess… never thought id see the day that this perfectly good car would be downgraded for a few Bells and Whistles…JUNK!!!

  • CJKnox

    The advantage Mitsubishi has is that each new model can be a clean slate because most people really can’t recall what the last model looked like. Hahaha

  • Seven23

    I wish they bring back the GTO and original Eclipse.

  • Paul

    That looks quite good actually.

  • Dude

    Wow that’s really good looking. If current bishis are anything to go by it will be slow and low-quality but I wouldn’t mind having it as a rental car.

    • Navigator Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ🍑

      This car looks more befitting as a Galant than a Lancer, in my opinion. A turbocharged 4-cylinder packing about 280 horsepower.

  • Navigator Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ🍑

    This illustration seems like a mixture of Honda with the LED headlamps and mixture of that chrome-like finish surrounding the grille, and the black finished piece in the center of the grille looks like it has come from a Toyota product, as well as that Lincoln and Toyota Avalon’s rear tail lamp, and the black portion of the roof looks like it comes from Volvo new compact crossover.

  • cat

    Mitsubishi camry?

  • Andrew Ngo

    Finally, something pleasing to my eyes from Mitsubishi. Hope they can delivery it.

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