Mitsubishi Lancer Prototype S

After a number of photo leaks, Mitsubishi has officially taken the wraps off its Prototype S, which will be on display next week at the Geneva Motor Show. The car is essentially a preview of the Lancer Sportback, and the design similarities to the other Lancer models are plain to see.


Based on the Mitsubishi Concept Sportback first shown two years ago at the Frankfurt auto show, the production car will join the new Lancer Sedan and Lancer Evolution, but probably only at European dealerships. Mitsubishi hasn't officially announced that the production version of the Prototype-S will be for Euro consumption only, but one press release indicated that will likely be the case.

The Prototype-S is powered by the same 235 horsepower 2.0L turbo-four found in the lancer rallyart , first shown at the Detroit Auto Show. That power is sent to all four wheels via Mitsubishi's Twin Clutch SST transmission. The concept also uses Mitsubishi's Active Center Differential to split power between the front and rear wheels.

The production version of the Lancer Sportback should follow in a few months.



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