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Mitsubishi Proto-Type S: First glimpse on Lancer Hatchback

Mitsubishi unveiled new preview images and more details of the new Lancer Sportback’s close relative. Ahead of its official global unveiling on 4th March at the Geneva Motor Show, Mitsubishi Motors now reveals further images of the Prototype-S – born from the same gene pool as the original 2005 Concept-Sportback.

The prototype remains close to its original inspiration, and closely previews the forthcoming Lancer Sportback, while at the same time showing a Jet-Fighter-Agression design.




At the front, it uses a variation of Lancer’s trademark “Jet Fighter” grille featuring a full matt black finish, mesh inserts and chrome surround. Other distinguishing features include a Lancer Evolution X style bonnet, Prototype-S specific headlamps and 19” five-spoke alloy wheels.

At the rear, Prototype-S follows the same design theme explored with Concept-Sportback with a very fast lift gate finished by Sportback’s trademark colour-keyed roof spoiler. Its elongated rear combination lamps widen the stance of the car as they wrap around the rear wings.



Inside, Prototype-S displays a very continental flair with its twin-hood meters, the black suede finish of the upper dashboard & door panels and the light brown-coloured leather selected for its upholstery, in a mix of plain, perforated and weaved finish.

When launched later in the year, this 5-door hatchback variant of the new Lancer family will be the most important of all in Europe, representing 80% of the forecasted Lancer volume in the UK only. In Germany, where this 5-door hatchback will play in the so-called 'Golf-league', Mitsubishi hopes to be also as successful as in other parts of the world.

Mitsubishi has not announced yet when the 5-door hatchback version of the Lance will hit show-rooms in Egypt and the Middle East, where the Lancer is one of the most popular models in its segment.


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