Grand Lancer unveiled in Taiwan. It is a re-skin and major revamp of the existing car; neither a new-generation model nor a mere facelift, but something in-between. Carries 1.8 L/140 PS engine. Prices have been announced and bookings begun. Expected to arrive on the market in April.
Launched on the market today as "All-New Lancer", ditching the "Grand" moniker although the media continues to refer to it as such. China Motor insists that it was the lead developer of the car, with a little help from the Japanese parent of course, and that this is the "tenth generation model". With this launch, it immediately replaces both the Lancer Fortis and Lancer io sedans on home soil.