Earlier this year Mitsubishi announced the Lancer and Lancer Ralliart would make its way to the Paris Motor Show in a Sportback guise. A few initial images were released revealing the simple details of the models but for those of you who want a little extra from the Lancer, a whole bunch of pictures have surfaced less than a week before their unveiling.

The regular Sportback model draws its power from a choice of three engines: a 109 hp 1.5 liter, 143hp gasoline engine, a 1.8 liter gasoline engine or a 140hp 2.0 liter diesel option. The Lancer Ralliart which fits in nicely between the regular Lancer and top-spec Lancer Evolution has a new turbocharged 2.0 liter, 4 cylinder DOHC MIVEC engine producing 240 hp (177 kW) and 343 Nm of torque. All engine options will come with a 5 speed manual transmission as standard, however consumers will have the opportunity to upgrade their models with theTwin Clutch SST (Sport Shift Transmission).

More details are likely to be released next week, but in the meantime don't forget to head over to the Lancer Sportback and Lancer Sportback Ralliart photo albums

Gallery: Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback & Sportback Ralliart Hit the Web Ahead of Paris Unveiling

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