Mitsubishi Lancer S Hatchback Hits the Net
January 25th, 2008 12:12 PM Share
Even further image leakage is dripping onto the [Internet] floor, and Carscoop 's there to scoop it up. Sketches of a new Mitsubishi Lancer S hatchback model are hitting the net, and I have to say it looks even better than the sedan does. Offering a five-door, sloping hatchback is absolutely necessary in sedan-averse countries in Europe, like the UK, France and Italy. It's the reason why Subaru's Impreza wagon became more of a traditional two-box hatch this time around. Mitsu is doing the right thing by following suit. It should have the same turbocharged 2.0-liter engine pumping well over 220 horses to an advanced, Evo-style AWD system. Juiced? Wait till the Geneva show March 4 to see it in the metal. Or, you know, before.
Published January 25th, 2008 12:12 PM
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@N65523 Having never been, I’m curious as to why many European markets do not favor a sedan over a hatchback. Practicality and style... Sedans are perceived as grandpa-mobiles, I guess the average Jetta buyer in Europe is... 78? Would they be driving C/SUV’s if road’s were larger and fuel was less expensive? They don't handle as well and you need to lift everything a bit higher, so... why?
I'm a huge fan of the hatchback layouts. After owning this GTI, there's pretty much no way I can go back to a conventional sedan (unless it had a killer diesel...)