Mitsubishi Lancer for Sale in Nigeria
Mitsubishi Motor Co. commenced the production of their mid-size compact saloon Mitsubishi Lancer in 1973. The name Lancer was chosen after Mitsubishi decided to replace the Mitsubishi Minica which had been on the market since 1962. Mitsubishi Lancer is being marketed on both the Japanese and international automotive market for 42 years now and has launched in this period five generation models. Lancer is considered in the range of mid-sized segment to have a body size in between the size of the Mitsubishi Minica and Mitsubishi Galant. It is relatively bigger than the Minica but a bit smaller than the Galant in terms of size.
Here in Nigeria, CFAO Motors Nigeria located in Lagos is the headquarters that serves as an official Mitsubishi representative in the country. It has about seven different authorized dealerships in other cities that are responsible for sale of vehicles to the Nigeria public. There are three available models for sale which includes the Lancer EX 1.6 GLX MT, Lancer EX 1.6 GLX AT and Lancer EX 2.0 GLS AT. Interested customers have the option of buying used Mitsubishi Lancer for sale at a cheaper and negotiable price range at Jumia Car Nigeria website.
What to know when Buying Mitsubishi Lancer
Performance and Specifications of Mitsubishi Lancer
As mentioned above there are three models available for the Nigerian market. Both the Mitsubishi Lancer EX 1.6 GLX MT and Mitsubishi Lancer EX 1.6 GLX AT models use a 1.6 liter 16 values petrol engine with 117 horsepower and 157 Nm of torque. The GLX MT comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox while the GLX AT has a 4-speed automatic gearbox. The Lancer EX 2.0 GLS AT model has a 2.0 liter 16 valves petrol engine that generates 150 horsepower and 201 Nm of torque with an Automatic CVT gearbox.
How is the design of Mitsubishi Lancer
The 4-door 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer has a standard 16 inch Alloy wheels and radiator with silver edges. Mitsubishi has designed the latest Lancer according to the Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body structure. Its heavy duty suspension system consists of a front MacPherson strut coil spring with stabilizer bar and a multi-link suspension rear.
Inside the Lancer is seating capacity for 5 persons with adjustable driver and passenger seats. The interior design consists of advanced technological standard features like digital watch, power steering, front and rear electric windows and 4 speakers audio system.
What are the standout features of Mitsubishi Lancer
Mitsubishi Lancer has standard safety features such as ABS, brake assist and front fog lamps. During collision, passengers are assured of safety with a dual stage front SRS airbags and 3P ELR with pretensioner seatbelts at both front and rear.
Other Mitsubishi Lancer models have very powerful engine specs and more rigid suspensions that is recommended mostly for racing. For example the sports-tuned Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart gives an outstanding performance on the road. The rear seating space of the Lancer is known to be very roomy when compared to other cars in the mid-size segment.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Mitsubishi Lancer in Nigeria
The Mitsubishi Lancer is considered in most cases as a very old fashioned car since the most common year model that are seen in Nigeria are the older version. A number of tokunbo Mitsubishi Lancer that are imported into the country are of recent year models and therefore also possible to purchase newer versions. Most of the Nig used Mitsubishi Lancer for sale are the very old year models but are still however in good condition due to bodyworks.
The Best Mitsubishi Lancer year to Buy
The very latest year model that is known to be loved by Nigerians is the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer which is available at dealer car lots in Nigeria. In reference to older versions the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer and 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer could lead the list of older used models purchased in the country.
Mitsubishi Lancer Price in Nigeria
Mitsubishi Lancer cars for sale in Nigeria are mostly used or tokunbo versions. A brand new Mitsubishi Lancer can be bought at a fixed price from authorized dealership while used or second hand Mitsubishi Lancer for sale comes with a negotiable price range. The selling price of used Lancer is categorized according to the year of manufacture.
- 2001 Mitsubishi Lancer – 2007 Mitsubishi Lancer: ₦700,000 – ₦1,100,000
- 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer – 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer: ₦1,500,000 – ₦2,500,000
Overall Impression of Mitsubishi Lancer
Mitsubishi Lancer is a 4-door mid-size family car that gained a lot of market share back in the 80's and 90's in Nigeria. But lately the Lancer has failed to compete in terms of innovation and design with the Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra which are in its segment. Nevertheless, the Mitsubishi Lancer is the right choice of car for long trips because of its relaxing interior, fuel economy and high performance ability.