Mitsubishi has announced that it will launch a wider Lancer model line-up in the UK next year.

On-sale from February 2005, the latest addition to the Mitsubishi family will feature both a four-door saloon and five-door estate with prices ranging from £9,999 to £11,999.

Equipped with a responsive 1.6-litre 96bhp SOHC 16-valve engine the standard Lancer range features two trim levels, the Equippe saloon priced at £9,999 and estate at £10,499 plus the leather-clad Elegance saloon priced at £10,749 and estate at £11,249. Mitsubishi’s 4-speed INVECS II automatic transmission with Sports Mode is available for an additional £500.

Topping the range is the £11,999 2.0-litre DOHC 16-valve Lancer Sport estate. Available with manual transmission and in estate body-style only, the 1997cc Lancer Sport develops 133bhp @ 5,750rpm, covers 0 to 62 mph in 10 seconds and has a top speed of 124mph.

Standard equipment includes 15″ alloy wheels, metallic paint, air conditioning, CD player, keyless entry, colour-keyed electric door mirrors with defoggers, front fog lights, power door mirrors, height adjustable driver’s seat, 60/40 split back rest and rear adjustable headrests. Both the Lancer estate and saloon get a colour-keyed rear spoiler with high mount stop lamp.

The range-topping 2.0-litre Lancer Sport estate gains 16″ alloy wheels, Momo 3-spoke leather wrapped steering wheel, sports type front seats, CD auto-changer, sports type grille and lowered suspension.

All models come with front SRS airbags for driver and passenger, side airbags, side-door impact bars and anti-trapping power windows front and rear. ABS with EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) is also included across the range, as are 15″ ventilated front and 14″ solid rear disc brakes.