There's still no definitive timeline on when Mitsubishi's current seven year-old Lancer will be replaced (or even if), but that hasn't stopped graphic artist Theophilus Chin from having a go at predicting its look.
The result is a long way from the current Lancer's shark-nosed front end and Alfa-esque rear, but it's a look that's definitely in line with the styling showcased with the newly facelifted Outlander.
The full-width tail lamp cluster makes a bold visual statement too, but may be too expensive a feature to integrate on what is meant to be a mass-market small sedan for the cost-conscious.
But while we don't know when the next Lancer will arrive, we do know that it won't be a Mitsubishi in the strictest sense.
A platform-sharing deal with the Renault-Nissan Alliance will see Mitsubishi build two new sedans off borrowed architecture, with the first expected to be a new midsized Galant based on the Renault Latitude.
The second car has yet to be locked in, but is highly likely to be the new Lancer. That car will share its platform with the new Renault Megane, which is due to appear later this year.
When will we hear more about Mitsubishi's plans for the Lancer?
A 2016 debut is likely given the timing for the new Megane, but we've yet to hear anything concrete from the Japanese automaker.
Source: Theophilus Chin
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