Lancer Cedia

2000

Lancer Cedia

The Lancer Cedia is the name given to the model launched in Japan in May 2000 as the seventh-generation Lancer and developed to consolidate the Mirage 4-door body lineup. The Cedia variant name, a portmanteau of century and diamond, was chosen to identify the model as Mitsubishi Motors' proposal for a new standard for a compact passenger car for the 21st century. Its "New-generation Packaging" created a user-friendly compact body with generous interior space and quality feel. The major feature distinguishing the series was the introduction of gasoline direct injection engines and a CVT (continuously variable transmission). The 1.5L and 1.8L GDI engines returned fuel economy among the best in its class together with acceleration response to give smooth performance. Large aerodynamic headlamps, using free-curvature reflectors gave the exterior a refreshing new look and integrating the radiator grille with the engine hood produced a look that is as gracefully stylish as it is powerful.
With its corners pared in a diamond-cut fashion, the nose accented the dynamic look to the front view as well as making for better maneuverability. The MacPherson strut front and multi-link with trailing arm rear suspension delivered the outstanding handling stability and comfortable ride the Lancer series was renowned for. July 2000 saw the addition to the lineup of a viscous-coupling full-time four-wheel drive model.

Overall length 4360mm
Overall width 1695mm
Overall height 1430mm
Engines 1.5L / 1.8L