2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Gets Slight Facelift and New Price

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer gets a small facelift and a slightly more expensive starting price.

The facelifted Lancer will be $200 more expensive than the 2015 model with a starting price of $18,405 including destination. Along with its new design, the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer has an updated list of standard features on the ES model including FUSE Hands-free Link System, automatic air condition climate control, fog lights, alloy wheels and new LED daytime running lights. The SE trim will get all-wheel control, heated front seats, rearview camera and display audio with HD radio, while the new SEL trim adds leather seats, rain sensing wipers with auto on/off headlights, auto-dimming mirror and more.

SEE ALSO: 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer SE AWC Review

Those looking for a sportier driving experience can opt for the GT model that comes with sport-tuned suspension, larger disc brakes, 18-inch wheels, sunroof, rear spoiler and is available with either a five-speed manual or a new-generation CVT8.

Still, the aging Lancer isn’t a volume seller and this update isn’t likely to help the situation. Only 16,945 were sold last year, which is just slightly more than the Mirage.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Hugh Hugh on Oct 01, 2015

    Oh, Mitsubishi. I can't believe that this is the company that provided car lovers dreams... No more excited WRC and sporty image and speciality. It's time to merge with Mitsubishi heavy industry which the Mitsubishi separated from. And start making military vehicle. Other ways no future for this poor car brand...

  • St St on Oct 08, 2015

    Since they removed the turbo engine from ralliart and evo x from the market,why not redesign a new lancer platform and give it a 1.6 turbo engine good for 190-200hp? i am sure they will regain buyer again from the market.