- Car Tested: Mitsubishi Lancer Cedia
- Variant: Sports
- Engine: 2.0 Liter
- Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
- Fuel Type: Petrol
- Indian Price: Rs.9,90,000 (Ex. Showroom Delhi)
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The Mitsubishi Lancer Cedia Sports
If Yamaha is a synonym of Moto-GP and Ferrari of F1 then Mitsubishi is for Motor-sports. Yes, the car which we have tested today belongs to a rally pedigree and has genes of a sports car.
Showcased first at 8th Auto Expo, the seventh generation Mitsubishi Lancer Cedia made its debut in INRC (Indian National Rally Championship) long back in year 2006 and the variant which The Automotive India tested entered into the Indian market late in 2008. Even though the cedia which is used in rallying has powerful 200+ horses running under the hood, the regular cedia sports which we see in showrooms can said to be a common man’s daily sports car.
The Pricing of 9 + Lakhs takes this car into C+ category and rivals with popular models like Honda City, Toyota Corolla Altis, Chevrolet Optra Magnum etc which are termed more as a luxury cars however.
How It Looks?
The Lancer Cedia ‘Sports’ is quite a leap from ‘Select’ variant. Few car-makers add couple of body stickers/graphics, alloys etc and call the car to be an ‘all new’ product but Mitsubishi’s attempt to turn the already sporty cedia into much more sportier is actually ‘all new’, Some of the major add-ons and improvements can be noticed on the first glance itself, Such as -: Momo steering wheel, 15" Six Spoke OZ Alloys, Side skirting, Kenwood Touch Screen Music System, Matte Front Grille, Sparkling Silver/Clear lens Tail Lamps, Carbon & Titanium Dash Panels, Dark leather seats with Red inserts, Aluminum plated foot pedals etc.
Staring at the car for couple of moments eventually makes you realize that cedia’s designing cues matches with those found in the bigger sibling – Evolution, though you may not find it to be as futuristic as the current Honda Civic but the car surely has a racing DNA present in it. The wide bonnet with slim hood lines looks nice & clean. Matt black finished wide mesh grills hold silver Monogram of Mitsubishi Motors with smoked headlamps on either sides, give an attractive appearance over-all.
The bumpers are well integrated onto the body with minimal gaps in-between and wears neatly designed side skirts which still leaves astonishing ground clearance of 175 mm. The shoulder line is very slick which starts from the front and slowly merges at rear tail lamps, Waist lines are pretty heavy which also looks like rub rails on both the sides. The OZ branded 15" 5 - spoke Alloy wheels come standard with every ‘sport’ version.
Rear profile is one of the most exciting part of this Lancer series model, the clear lens, silver tail-lamps are simply one of their kind (Though they have been now adopted by Chevy as well, in the Beat hatchback). Rear spoiler with an integrated lamp is mounted high on the boot to give a sporty appeal.