MITSUBISHI MOTORS AUSTRALIA has announced a raft of minor changes for the 2010 Lancer range. Its strongly performing Lancer - sales up 54.6 percent last month against the same period last year - now gets updated body parts, a slightly revamped interior for the ES and new equipment levels.
Most noticeable externally is the addition of the VRX tail lamp clusters to all variants, while the Lancer VR gets a chrome-edged upper grille and new 16-inch alloys.
Inside, the base model ES now features a lidded cup-holder pocket and a floor-mounted console storage box.
The VR also gets a cup-holder lid, and a leather-trimmed parking brake handle.
A Rockford Fosgate premium audio system, standard on the 2010 MY Lancer VRX, can now be optioned for the VR.
The VRX gets a sound-deadening windscreen, which is also fitted to the top-spec Lancer Aspire and Lancer Ralliart.
Changes for the Aspire include chrome-finish exterior door handles, a leather-trimmed parking brake and Mitsubishi's MMCS touchscreen sat-nav system.
The Ralliart also scores the leather-trimmed parking-brake as standard.
An option pack that includes the Rockford Fosgate sound system, MMCS interface and leather seats is now available.
Safety-wise, traction control, stability control, ABS, electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist are standard across the range.
The base model gets dual front airbags and a driver's knee airbag as standard, with side and curtain airbags as optional extras.
The rest of the Lancer range gets a full suite of seven airbags as standard equipment.
On sale nationally, the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer range bears no price increases over the previous model year.
The range starts at $21,990 for the base ES manual (before on-road costs), rising to $43,890 for the high-performance Ralliart sedan and Sportback.