( autoinsiderne ) - Mitsubishi has announced prices for its all-new 2008 Lancer sedan. Mitsubishi has had a strong start to the year, with sales up 23.7 percent for the year, and the aggressively styled Lancer will help keep the automaker's rebound going. The 2008 Lancer will start at $13,990 for the base DE model, which includes a segment first driver's knee air bag, and other standard features like engine immobilizer, auto-off headlamps, and an MP3 AM/FM/CD audio. The better equipped Lancer ES will start at $15,990 with the sporty GTS starts at $17,490. The prices do not include the $625 destination and handling charges.
All Lancers are front-wheel drive and powered by a 152-hp 4-cylinder engine nad five-speed manual transmission. All three models are available with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), which costs $900 on the DE and ES, but $1,000 extra on the GTS. The CVT on the GTS features a 6-step Sportronic mode with steering wheel paddle shifters.
An A/C and Power Package ($1,100) is offered on the Lancer DE. The Sun