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Drawing on styling cues from the Lancer sedan series, the Lancer Sportback
Ralliart sports an aggressively styled front bumper, rear bumper cover and
dual-outlet exhaust. A lightweight aluminum, ducted hood borrowed from the
Evolution sedan delivers cooling air to the turbocharger and vents engine heat.
The Sportback Ralliart interior shares much of its design and content with
the Lancer GTS and Lancer Evolution, such as the GTS sport bucket seats. Lancer
Sportback Ralliart borrows the Lancer Evolution leather-wrapped sport steering
wheel with audio and cruise control switches. Like the Lancer Evolution, the
Sportback Ralliart can be equipped with RECARO sport bucket front seats.
Standard user technology includes the FAST Key hands-free entry system, a
Bluetooth HFP system with voice recognition for hands-free calling and an
auxiliary / MP3 input jack. Mitsubishi's J.D. Power & Associates' award winning
40-GB. HDD navigation system with music server and a 710-Watt (max.)
Rockford-Fosgate Premium Audio system and SIRIUS Satellite Radio (with 3-month
pre-paid subscription) are also available.
Exclusively Equipped with
6-Speed Twin-Clutch Sportronic Shift Transmission
The 2010 Mitsubishi
Sportback Lancer Ralliart is exclusively equipped with a modified version of the
advanced 6-speed Twin-Clutch Sportronic Shift Transmission (TC-SST) that debuted
in the latest generation Lancer Evolution MR. The TC-SST, is capable of
executing lightning-quick upshifts with no drop-off in engine power.
the Lancer Sportback Ralliart, the TC-SST provides two operation modes, Normal
and Sport, but not the S-Sport mode provided in the Lancer Evolution MR model
for ultimate performance driving. Also, 5th and 6th gear ratios are slightly
higher in the Lancer Sportback Ralliart than in the Evolution MR to reduce
highway-driving engine speed and to help enhance fuel economy.
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