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In Taiwan, production of the budget Grand Lancer, which is a modernized four-door model of 2007, has ended. Sales of the Mitsubishi sedan remained stable, but the production of components for a relatively small (and only) market became economically inexpedient. The Lancer will not have a successor; in the future, the famous name may be assigned to an electric crossover.

Jeep, Grand Lancer and other Mitsubishis you didn’t know existed

The history of the Mitsubishi Lancer could have ended in 2017, when the “global” sedan was retired. However, in Taiwan, the model not only remained, but also underwent a whole series of updates. As a result, the interior acquired a portrait-oriented touchscreen, previously unseen options appeared, and the exterior was seriously redesigned – all the outer panels were changed!

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There was no choice of equipment: the “budget” model was produced for a long time with a naturally aspirated 1.8-liter engine (138 hp, 175 Nm) and a CVT. The functionality of the Grand Lancer did not give away the 17-year-old model: they added active safety assistants, a digital instrument panel, and dual-zone climate control.

Goodbye, hardcore

Mitsubishi recently tried to patent the rights to the Lancer Sportback combination, which indirectly hints that a new model may appear under the old name. Probably, an electric car will be called “Lancer”, according to rumors, it could be either a crossover or a hatchback – an analogue of the Nissan Leaf.

Forgotten Japanese Sports Sedans

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