The Mitsubishi Lancer from is a solid sedan, constructed and sold by Mitsubishi Motors, the leading automobile manufacturer in Japan that has been in the industry since 1973. The Mitsubishi Lancer has been recognized with different names, such as the Chrysler Valiant Lancer, Dodge, Eagle Summit, Hindustan Lancer, Chrysler Lancer, Colt Lancer, Mitsubishi Mirage, and Soueast Lioncel, in different countries on diverse occasions. The Mitsubishi Lancer has been marketed under the name, the Mitsubishi Galant Fortis since 2007 in Japan. It has been marketed in Taiwan also under the name, the Mitsubishi Lancer Fortis, with a diverse body than the Mitsubishi Galant Fortis. The Mitsubishi Lancer was sold in Japan at a particular retail chain known as Car Plaza.
The first generation Mitsubishi Lancer was first launched during February 1973 under the model suffix A70. It was introduced to fill up the breach between the bigger Galant and the Minica kei sedan. The 1600 GSR sporting model began the long and thriving rally history of the Mitsubishi Lancer, captivating the Southern Cross Race four times and the Safari Rally two times.
The Mitsubishi Lancer was introduced in four body designs, two-door and four-door cars, an extensive-running 5-door station wagon and a double-door hardtop coupe, with different engines, such as 1.6, 1.4 and 1.2-liter four-cylinder engines.
The Mitsubishi Lancer car was sold under a range of names, such as in America it was marketed as Dodge Colt, in Canada under the name the Plymouth Colt, and in some Latin American nations as Dodge Lancer, in Australia as Chrysler Valiant Lancer, and in a few automotive markets in Europe, it was sold as the Colt Lancer.
Mitsubishi unveiled the Concept-X model sedan at the Motor Show in Tokyo in 2005 and the Concept-Sportback model of the Lancer was introduced at the motor show in Frankfurt in 2005. The new model Lancer sedan is derived from these two vehicle concepts. The novel Lancer was formally revealed at the Motor Show in Detroit during January 2007 and it was released for sale on March 2007 in the North American automotive markets as a 2008 model year vehicle, which features the next-generation RISE protection body of Mitsubishi.
With the exemption of the model Evolution X, the Mitsubishi is sold under the name the Mitsubishi Galant Fortis in the Japanese local market. There it was released with three trim levels, such as the Mitsubishi Super Exceed, the Mitsubishi Exceed, and the Mitsubishi Sport. The new Mitsubishi Lancer was released for sale in Taiwan on the 15th of September 2007 and it has been sold under the name, the Lancer Fortis. It was outfitted with a 2.0-litre, 4B11 DOHC engine to get the required power of 157 HP (117 kW) and it was mated to a six-paced automatic transmission. However, not like other models of Lancer in Japan and in America, the automaker has modified the front and back ends of the vehicle to make it resemble a family sedan. Due to the vast demand in Singapore for the seventh generation Mitsubishi Lance, it was continue to be marketed beside the new Mitsubishi Lancer under the name the Mitsubishi Lancer EX so as to distinguish itself from the new Mitsubishi Lancer.
Between the release of the Mitsubishi Lancer during 1973 and 2008, more than six million vehicles had been marketed. According to the manufacturer, the vehicle has come across nine generations of expansion earlier than the release of the current model.