Monday 19 February 2018

At last . . . Mitsubishi gets a diesel for Lancer saloon

It has waited a long time for it but Mitsubishi finally has a diesel engine for its Lancer saloon.

It will make all the difference.

The 1.8-litre pegs road tax to €156 and squeezes fuel consumption to 5.3l/100km (53mpg).

The Japanese-built motor will cost €22,995 ex-works. That appears to be a bit stiff, but the company has packed in a lot of equipment and steered away, thankfully, from a whole lot of confusing spec levels.

And there is a three-year/100,000km warranty.

Standard equipment includes air con; 16-inch alloys; Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition; cruise control and multi-function leather steering wheel; nine airbags (including one for driver's knees); electronic traction control; front fogs; and an emergency stop signal system.

The new 150bhp 1.8-litre diesel pairs up with a six-speed gearbox and embraces the company's variable valve timing system, which Mitsubishi claims is a world first for a diesel engine in a passenger car.

A long time coming but sounds like it might have been worth the wait.

We'll just have to wait and see.

Mitsubishi expects to sell 700 next year.

Irish Independent

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