Mitsubishi has announced a series of updates for the 2015 Lancer.

Mitsubishi has announced a series of updates for the 2015 Lancer.

First and foremost, the entry-level Lancer ES can be equipped with a new continuously-variable transmission which enables it to return an EPA-estimated 34 mpg highway (US). The model can also be equipped with a new Value Package that adds revised instrumentation, Bluetooth connectivity and chrome interior door handles. The package also adds soft touch upper door trim, rear disc brakes and 16-inch alloy wheels.

The Lancer SE AWC gains additional standard equipment including a "sport" front fascia, fog lights and restyled 16-inch alloy wheels. Other highlights include revised instrumentation, Bluetooth connectivity and a six-speaker audio system.

The Lancer GT is largely unchanged but boasts white contrast stitching on the doors and seats. The model also offers a new Sun and Sound package that includes HID headlights, a sunroof and nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate premium audio system.

Likewise, the Lancer Ralliart gains HID headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and 18-inch alloy wheels with a dark finish. Other highlights include white contrast stitching and the aforementioned Rockford Fosgate premium audio system.

All Lancer models also feature new heated side view mirrors with integrated turn signals.

Check out the press releases for additional information

Note: 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer GT pictured

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