Lancer

1995

Lancer

In 1995, and enjoying high acclaim for its motorsport track record both in and outside Japan, the Lancer followed the Mirage in its first full model change in four years. The sixth-generation Lancer was developed to a "Total Evolution" theme with the aim of creating a new-generation basic car that had been totally revamped inside and out. Retaining its original body size, the Lancer provided more living space by increasing front and rear head room while also offering a 10 percent increase in trunk volume. The new Lancer came with an eight engine lineup, including: new 1.5 L DOHC unit, 1.8 L V6, and 1.6L MIVEC that powered the sporty MR trim level; and the 1.8L intercooled turbo in the GSR performance model. All gasoline engine models were available with the easy-drive INVECS-II 4-speed automatic transmission, which on some trim levels had Sport Mode manual override that allowed the enthusiast driver to enjoy the motoring experience more fully. The sixth-generation Lancer also provided the base model from which the second-generation Lancer Evolution (IV to VI) models evolved in leaps and bounds.

Overall length 4290 mm
Overall width 1690 mm
Overall height 1395 mm
Engines 1.3 L, 1.5 L, 1.6 L, 1.8 L, 1.8 L turbo, 2.0 L dieselturbo