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When Mitsubishi launches its Lancer saloon at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, it will be the first of a number of models to use the new car's chassis.
As well as the Lancer, the car's platform will also be used for the next-generation Outlander and the Delica MPV/4x4 crossover vehicle, which isn't sold in the UK.
The Lancer will go on sale in the UK in 2008, as will the high-performance Lancer Evolution, the next version of Mitsubishi's famous Evo cars.
Joining them in 2008 will be the five-door Lancer Sportback, a hatchback that Mitsubishi says will have a 'coupe-like profile'.
The Lancer will be offered with four engines. Petrols include 108bhp 1.5-litre and 142bhp 1.8-litre engines, and there's also a 138bhp 2.0-litre Volkswagen-sourced diesel.
Completing the engine line-up is a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine, which is reserved for the Lancer Evolution, but its power rating is being kept under wraps for now.
There will be a choice of five- or six-speed manual, CVT, four-speed automatic and six-speed automated manual gearboxes, depending on the engine.
For more details, come back to whatcar.com in September, when we'll have full coverage of the Lancer and everything else at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
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