Ageing less than gracefully

THE basic shape appeared in 2007, but that hasnít stopped Mitsubishi tweaking and tizzying its ageing Lancer small car over the years.

Visual changes for this latest update to the naturally aspirated range are centred around the nose, with a new bumper and grille(s) modernising it slightly.

Equipment upgrades include fitment of a rear camera, digital radio and daytime running lights on all models.

Pricing is still the main appeal for non-Evo Lancers, while the 2.4-litre GSR adds some sporty touches, but not the Evoís dynamic talent.