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2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart news, pictures, and information
2009 Lancer Ralliart At-A-GlanceThe new Lancer Ralliart reinforces the sporty identity of the Lancer lineup (Lancer, Lancer Ralliart and Lancer Evolution) wîth aggressive styling and driving performance that creates a unique product between the Lancer GTS 2.4 and the Lancer Evolution models. The Lancer Ralliart makes effective use of the Lancer's rigid unibody and four-wheel independent suspension by mating this capable chassis to a turbocharged engine and all-wheel-drive.
Lancer Ralliart is powered by the new 4B11 2.0-liter DOHC MIVEC intercooled and turbocharged engine (also used in the Lancer Evolution) that develops an estimated 235 horsepower. The engine is mated to Mitsubishi's efficient Twin Clutch-SST gearbox that helps enhance the sporty nature of the vehicle by allowing the driver to execute lightning-quick, silky-smooth, paddle-actuated shifts. The TC-SST transmission also operates in fully automatic modes for Normal and Sport driving conditions.
The Lancer Ralliart's full-time 4WD driveline features Mitsubishi's Active Center Differential (ACD). The ACD unit employs an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch center differential, vectoring drive torque to the front and rear according to different driving conditions to realize the best balance between §teering response and traction characteristics on Tarmac, Gravel, or Snow surfaces.
Lancer Ralliart is also equipped wîth front helical limited slip differential and a rear differential mechanical limited slip differential.
Elaborating on the basic sporty design and proportions of the Lancer, the Lancer Ralliart exterior is distinguished by its more aggressively styled front bumper design, rear bumper cover, dual outlet muffler and a lightweight aluminum, ducted hood that delivers cooling air to the turbocharger.
The interior design places greater emphasis on function and vehicle control. Lancer Ralliart is equipped wîth FAST key, Bluetooth® hands-free telephone interface, the same Twin Clutch-SST shifter used on Lancer Evolution, and easily accessible §teering column mounted paddle shifters.
Available equipment and options to include: Recaro seats, HID headlights, 650-watt Rockford Fosgate 9-speaker audio system, Sirius satellite radio, power sunroof, and a 30-gigabyte hard drive navigation system wîth digital music server.
The Mitsubishi Lancer for 2009 delivers thrilling dynamics, 'class-up' value, advanced safety and cutting-edge user-technology in an aggressively styled package. The new Lancer brings the bold, dynamic lines of the new Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution to the showroom, wîth a shark-nosed front end, a distinct wedge-like profile and crisp, taut lines. Lancer is available as the value-minded DE, the well-equipped ES and the sport-tuned GTS. Recently announced is the Lancer Ralliart, specifications available separately.
The 2009 Lancer is based on the performance-engineered global platform that also forms the foundation of the Mitsubishi Outlander SÚV. Lancer DE and ES models are powered by a 2.0-liter 152 hp aluminum DOHC MIVEC 4-cylinder engine (143 hp PZEV in Calif.) teamed to either a 5-speed manual transmission or available continuously variable transmission (CVT).
New for 2009, the GTS model receives a more powerful 2.4-liter 168hp aluminum DOHC MIVEC 4-cylinder engine. When equipped wîth the CVT, the Lancer GTS exclusively features a 6-step Sportronic® mode using magnesium §teering wheel paddle shifters.
The Lancer ES projects a refined appearance wîth 5-spoke 16-in. alloy wheels, color-keyed door handles and mirrors and a chrome grille surround. The GTS has more aggressive styling, wîth 18-in. alloy wheels, front and side air dams, fog lights, a rear spoiler and a chrome tailpipe tip. The GTS features sport-tuned suspension, larger disc brakes.
Each Lancer model is distinguished by its own distinct seating materials and interior trim. Clean, crisp surfaces and high-quality materials characterize the Lancer's interior. For 2009, the GTS is equipped wîth standard high-contrast meters to enhance its upscale, sporty feel.
Standard safety features for all Lancer models include an advanced dual front air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) wîth occupant sensors, standard front seat-mounted side-impact air bags and side curtain air bags, a driver's knee air bag, plus a tire pressure monitor system. The ES and GTS models add a standard anti-lock braking system (ABS) wîth electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), which is available for the DE.
For 2009, the FAST Key (Freehand Advanced Security Transmitter) entry system is now included in the optional Sun and Sound Package available for the ES and GTS. FAST Key allows the driver to unlock the vehicle simply by having the remote in a pocket or purse and grasping the handle on either of the front doors. The package also includes a 650-Watt (max.), Rockford-Fosgate® Premium Audio system plus a power glass sunroof and SIRIÚS Satellite Radio wîth 6- month pre-paid subscription.
The GTS features a standard Bluetooth® wireless technology cell phone interface system wîth voice recognition for hands-free calling (available for the ES). The GTS is exclusively available wîth the optional navigation system that includes a 30-gigabyte hard drive navigation system wîth digital music server and Mitsubishi Multi-Communication System.
Major Standard Features (DE) • 140-watt AM/FM/CD audio system wîth digital signal processing, MP3 playback capability and four speakers
• 16-inch steel wheels wîth full cover
• Adjustable rear head restraints (x3)
• Anti-theft engine immobilizer
• Auto-off halogen headlamps wîth DRLs
• Dual-stage front air bag SRS wîth front passenger occupant sensors, curtain side air bags, driver's knee air bag, and front seat mounted side-impact air bags
• Power windows and folding side view mirrors
• RISE chassis construction
• Tilt-adjustable §teering column
• Trunk lid inner trim
ES model adds:
• 16-inch alloy wheels l/i
• 60:40 split folding rear seat wîth folding armrest and cupholders
• Air conditioning wîth micron cabin air filtration
• Anti-lock brakes (ABS) wîth electronic brake distribution (EBD)
• Anti-theft security alarm system
• Center floor console box wîth armrest
• Chrome grille, color-keyed outer door handles and side view mirrors
• Floor mats
• Front map lamps
• Height-adjustable driver's seat
• Power locks wîth remote keyless entry system
• Rear seat heater floor ducts
• Steering wheel cell phone ready pre-wire switch
• MP3/auxiliary stereo input jack
• Steering wheel illuminated cruise and audio control switches
GTS models add over ES:
• 18-inch alloy wheels
• 6-speaker audio system
• Automatic climate control system
• Chrome exhaust finisher
• Chrome-plated inner door levers
• Fog lights
• Front and side air dams
• Hands-free Bluetooth cellular phone interface system wîth voice recognition
• Leather-wrapped §teering wheel and shift knob
• Rear spoiler
• Sport bucket seats (front)
• Sportronic magnesium §teering wheel shifter paddles (with optional continuously variable transmission)
• Sport-tuned suspension including front strut tower brace
• A/C & Power Package (DE): air conditioning, anti-lock brake system (ABS) wîth electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), power door locks and driver's window auto-up function, remote keyless entry.
• Sport Package (ES): Large rear spoiler, front and side air dams, fog lights, chrome exhaust finisher, leather-wrapped §teering wheel.
• Sun & Sound Package (ES and GTS): 650-Watt (max.) Rockford-Fosgate Premium Audio system wîth PÚNCH control; 6CD/MP3 in-dash changer; FAST Key entry system; power glass sunroof wîth sunshade and SIRIÚS Satellite Radio wîth 6-month pre-paid service subscription.
• Navigation & Technology Package (GTS): FAST Key entry system; Hard Disk Drive (30GB) satellite GPS navigation system wîth 7-inch touch panel and Diamond Lane Guidance System (exclusive entry/exit Carpool/HOV routing), digital music server and single-disc player and Mitsubishi Multi-Communication System.
'The 2009 Lancer Ralliart creates a perfect middle ground for the consumer lòòking for more performance than is offered in a Lancer GTS, but not quite to the extent of the rally-inspired and storied Lancer Evolution sports sedan,' said Dan Kuhnert, executive vice president for marketing and sales, Mitsubishi Motors North America. 'The result is a unique model optimized for exhilarating yet balanced overall road performance.'
The full-time 4WD driveline features Mitsubishi's Active Center Differential (ACD) unit, which employs an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch center differential, vectoring drive torque to the front and rear according to different driving conditions to realize the best balance between §teering response and traction characteristics on Tarmac, Gravel, or Snow surfaces. Lancer Ralliart is also equipped wîth a front helical and rear mechanical limited slip differentials. Ralliart-tuned suspension and 18-inch alloy wheels wîth 215/45 R18 Yokohama ADVAN summer tires complement the high grip afforded by the full-time active 4-wheel drive, while Standard Active Stability Control (ASC) wîth Traction Control (TCL) contribute to safe handling.
The Lancer Ralliart exterior is distinguished by its more aggressively styled front bumper design, rear bumper cover, dual outlet muffler and a lightweight aluminum, ducted hood that delivers cooling air to the turbocharger. The interior design places greater emphasis on function and vehicle control. Lancer Ralliart is also equipped wîth FAST-Key, hands free telephone interface and easily accessible §teering column mounted paddle shifters.
The optional RECARO¨ Sport Package, $2,750.00 MSRP, further enhances the Lancer Ralliart's sporty appearance wîth Xenon HID headlamps, 650 watt Rockford Fosgate¨, Sirius Satellite Radio wîth 6-months subscription and RECARO ¨ front sport seats found on the Lancer Evolution GSR. A new 40-GB HDD navigation system is also available as either a port-installed option or as a dealer accessory.
Standard safety features in all Lancer models include an advanced dual front air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) wîth occupant sensors, standard front seat-mounted side-impact air bags and side curtain air bags, plus a driver's knee air bag.
Premium WarrantyThe new 2009 model year Lancer Ralliart also comes wîth a fully transferable 3-year/36,000 mile 'bumper-to-bumper' new vehicle limited warranty. The Mitsubishi '3/36,' limited warranty is in addition to a 5-year/60,000 mile power train limited warranty and a 7-year/100,000 mile anti-corrosion perforation limited warranty. In addition, all Mitsubishi models come wîth 5-year unlimited miles Roadside Assistance benefits.
About Mitsubishi Motors North America
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) is responsible for all manufacturing, finance, sales, marketing, research and development operations for Mitsubishi Motors in the Únited States. MMNA sells the athletic Outlander sport utility vehicle, stylish Eclipse sporty coupe and Eclipse Spyder convertible, handsome Galant sedan, and the world-class compact showroom of the Lancer, Lancer Evolution and Lancer Ralliart through a network of approximately 475 dealers.Source - Mitsubishi
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