Lancer

1991

Lancer

The fifth iteration of the Lancer series was launched in October 1991 with a brand new body, engine, suspension and other major components. Developed to maximize basic vehicular performance and with a much improved functional equipment specification, the new Lancer sported its own exclusive design that bore nothing in common with the Mirage and its "basic car for the new age" environmental and safety orientation. The aim with the Lancer was to create a high-density interior space for an orthodox sedan, and to that end the car was lengthened while the front overhang was trimmed to produce a longer wheelbase and rear overhang. This, together with a wider body, resulted in a spacious interior. Among other elements, the styling used stout and rigid-looking pillars to give expression to the car's road performance and strength. The extensive engine lineup included the world's smallest V6, a 1.6L unit, the super low-consumption 1.5L Mitsubishi Vertical Vortex (MVV), 1.5L and 1.6L DOHCs and a 1.8L intercooled dieselturbo engine. Suspension was by the subframe design MacPherson strut at the front and by a new design multi-link arrangement at the rear. Four-wheel drive models employed a viscous coupling center differential driveline. The wide track, long wheelbase and rigid body delivered outstanding handling, stability and ride quality. The fifth-generation Lancer formed the base model for the Lancer Evolution series that went on to stamp its name so firmly in the history of the World Rally Championship.

Overall length 4270 mm
Overall width 1690 mm
Overall height 1385 mm
Engines 1.3 L, 1.5 L, 1.6 L, 1.8 L turbo ,1.8 L dieselturbo,