Mitsubishi will be revealing the production version of the Lancer Sportback and Lancer Sportback Ralliart during the Paris Motor Show â€“ which will take place in early October. The Lancer Sportback is a five door hatchback version of the redesigned Lancer model that is on sale right now. Mitsubishi is planning on selling it in the U.S. though it will be sometime during the introduction of the Evo X.
The European version of the Lancer Sportback will have a 1.5 liter or 1.8 liter 4-cylinder engine or the 2.0 liter turbodiesel. The Sportback Ralliart will have the turbocharged 2.0 liter MIVEC engine that has the ability to produce 237 horsepower and 253 pound-foot of torque. This engine will be used together with Mitsubishiâ€™s Twin-Clutch SST transmission. It will also feature an Active Center Differential to help send torque to the wheels that can use it, as well as two-piston front brake calipers.