California Autos Examiner

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Lancer Gets Its Sportback

In a move that really surprised no one, Mitsubishi has announced that it will bring the hatched out Lancer Sportback to the U.S. market. You know me, I love hatchbacks, so this is great news. Happily, we not only get a 168-hp Sportback GTS but also a high-performance, 237-hp Sportback Ralliart.

When the WRX first invaded our shores, I saw those bug-eyed devils everywhere. Heck, I even bought one. However, since changing to the new model, I have seen fewer WRX sedans and even less of the hatch model. Not sure if it was pent-up demand that has cooled or if it is added competition that has lead to a smaller presence in my neck of the woods.

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