The RA Edition takes the already sporty package of the Lancer Sportback and adds on enhancements from Ralliart, the brand name for all Mitsubishi motor-sports related products.
Made specially for Ralliart enthusiasts, every Lancer Sportback RA edition comes specially customised with an exclusive accessory package that includes sporty design full Nappa leather seats, gun metal rims, rear diffuser, Ralliart scuff plates, body art stickers, reverse camera, Ralliart front bumper foil, Ralliart front grille badge, Ralliart fog lamp rings, and Ralliart emblem.
The sporty look of the Lancer Sportback is enhanced by the Ralliart Front Bumper Foil and signature Ralliart Front Grille Badge. The Ralliart Fog Lamp Rings make the fog lamps stand out even when they’re not switched on. To match the front, the rear end gets a diffuser on the bumper, while the multi-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels are now painted in Gun Metal. The sportier flavour is carried into the cabin as well. This limited edition variant boasts Ralliart scuff plates for every door and sporty design full Nappa leather seats. To aid parking and reversing, the RA Edition adds on a reverse camera.
Launched in Malaysia late last year, the Lancer Sportback is a five-door hatchback variant of the popular Lancer range. It is powered by a 2.4-litre four-cylinder MIVEC engine, which has class leading 170 PS of power and 226 Nm of torque. The 16-valve DOHC engine is paired to an advanced INVECS-II Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), which blends sportiness, efficiency and comfort.
The power is matched by perfect control from the sports tuned fully independent suspension, further strengthened by a front strut tower bar. The wide 215/45 tyres offers ample grip, and braking duties are handled by front ventilated discs and rear solid discs.
The Lancer Sportback boasts a long list of standard equipment. The centre console houses an automatic climate control system and a 2-DIN LCD touch screen entertainment system, enhanced with a reverse camera in the RA Edition. Automatic rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps and cruise control are among the many convenience features that come standard in the Lancer Sportback.
In addition, the Lancer Sportback comes with Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control as standard, in addition to ABS, Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. Passive safety features include dual-stage SRS airbags and Mitsubishi Motors’ rigid RISE body structure.
Priced at RM137, 980 on the road inclusive of insurance, the fully imported from Japan Lancer Sportback RA Edition is available in three colours – Lightning Blue, White Solid and Black Mica. Owners get to enjoy a 3-year/100,000 km warranty as well as Mitsubishi’s 2-year free maintenance package.