Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart is far from the original idea that gave birth to the Lancer. It is far from being a family car and, although it inherits some attributes of this concept and can pretty well do its job in this direction, Lancer Sportback Ralliart is more appropriate for young and sporty drivers who are looking for a cool ride. It's not the typical vehicle a father would buy and it's not even close to what a soccer mom would choose to take her little angel to a soccer game.
The good about the car is actually hidden under the Ralliart designation. The aggressive design, the performance figures and the amount of space are actually its main advantages in front of the competition which manages somehow to stay in the same ranges.
The bad? Probably fuel consumption. But you can't get a 7-second 0 to 62 sprint without sacrificing fuel consumption. Or emissions. Some companies did that, such as the ones in Germany, but Mitsubishi is keen to keep those things that make people really feel they drive a car: powerful engine with a breathtaking sound, steering paddles and, although criticized by many, an automatic transmission.
The only ugly part is the rear side which is actually the only thing that makes the difference between the Sportback and the Sedan. 'So, do you really think the Sedan looks perfect?' you may ask. Well, we actually not, but a hatchback rear, although supposed to make it sportier and more appropriate for a high-performance vehicle, should follow the same design lines as the rest of the car which, in Sportback Ralliart's case, doesn't really happen.Continue reading