The collaboration between India's very own Hindustan Motors and the multinational automobile giant, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation was established way back in year, 1998. Mitsubishi Motors is one of the leading and very innovative transnational car makers in the global car markets. While Hindustan Motors was founded in the pre-independance era by the erstwhile Birla family. The company back then in the year 1942, had a small manufacturing facility and an assembly plant located close to the Port Okha area, which is based in the western city of Gujarat. This factory was further relocated to the Uttarparad area, which is located in the state of West Bengal in year, 1948. It was in this manufacturing facility that this car maker started the production of their iconic Ambassador car. The partnership between Hindustan Motors and Mitsubishi Motor Corporation has developed quite a few brilliant vehicles for the Indian populace. Their range includes the Mitsubishi Lancer sedan series, which is one of the most acclaimed sedans in the Indian market. They also have a couple of SUVs, Mitsubishi Pajero and Mitsubishi Outlander, which are doing incredible sales in the country, apart from the Mitsubishi Montero as well.
The company also has a premium sedan, Mitsubishi Cedia , which is very sleek and stylish along with being loaded with impressive features. This is basically the Indian avatar of the Lancer series. The company is selling this sedan in two trims, which are Mitsubishi Cedia Select and another Sports version, which has some exciting features. This Mitsubishi Cedia sedan is integrated with some marvellous and much needed advanced technologies inside it. The impressive Mitsubishi Cedia line-up was first launched in year 2006 and the name was changed to distinguish between this and the earlier version of Mitsubishi Lancer sedan. This latest Mitsubishi Cedia is also termed as the eighth generation Lancer. The premium sedan is sold in quite a few international markets across the world under different names and is doing well in all of them, since the time it was launched. The Mitsubishi Cedia sedan has gone through a few upgrades and facelifts and is now one of the most stylish sedan’s in the Indian car market.
The company has equipped these sedan's with a power packed and fuel efficient engine. Both the sedan's are almost similar in terms of the engine, suspension, braking system, wheels, dimensions and a few other specifications. However, at the same time, their exteriors are quite distinct from each other with the Mitsubishi Cedia Select trim being the more plain and subtle version and the other Sports version being very lively and getting quite a few cosmetic upgrades like decals and other graphics along with a few other striking features as well. This incredible petrol mill is a dominating 2.0-litre engine, which is fitted with 4 cylinders with 16 valves and an in-line single over head cam shaft (SOHC). This potent engine has the capacity to displace 1999cc and is cleverly mated with a smooth 5-speed manual transmission with 5 forward and 1 reverse gears. The company has also equipped this wonderful sedan with a proficient braking system along with a reliable suspension mechanism, which augments the comfort level as well as the driving experience. This sedan has front disc brakes, while the rear end has been fitted with ventilated disc brakes for efficient braking. It also has other standard features like an Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution that enhances the braking system and gives a scare free ride to the passengers.
Mitsubishi CediaThe strong suspension system consists of a McPherson strut and coil spring based front suspension, while the rear end has been equipped with a multi link system that gives a jolt free ride to the occupants in the car. This premiums sedan has been integrated with some very sophisticated and best-in-class comfort aspects as well that will certainly entice the customers. The list of these functions include a powerful air conditioning unit with climate control, a rear defogger with a switch, an advanced 2-DIN audio system with four speakers and a USB interface as well, a sun visor with a vanity mirror that has a lid as well as a ticket holder and many more such attractive features. Along with these convenient and practical features, the company has also incorporated some very crucial and much needed safety aspects in this premium sedan. The list of these significant aspects comprise of a highly developed ABS with EBD, a collapsible steering column, reinforced impact safety evolution body (RISE), rear child protection locks, power windows, front three point ELR seat belts with pre-tensioners that are height adaptable as well as have seat belt anchors, dual airbags for the front driver and passenger, an engine immobiliser and a few other such impressive features for the protection of the sedan and the passengers. All these put together has developed this sedan into one of the most admired and dependable vehicle in its own segment.
Mitsubishi Cedia Mileage
The company has equipped both these sedans (Select and Sports) with the same 2.0-litre, 16 valved 4-cylinder, in-line petrol engine that is said to generate a healthy fuel economy. This engine has a displacement of 1999cc and has been cleverly coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission. The company claims that the Mitsubishi Cedia Select trim has the ability to churn out a moderate mileage of 9.4 kmpl on the city and traffic laden roads. While this same engine can produce 14.7 kmpl, when on the highways, which is reasonably good. On the other hand, the Mitsubishi Cedia Sports trim is said to be slightly better than the other variant in terms of mileage. The company claims that this Sports version has the capacity to generate about 10.8 kmpl within the city limits and approximately 13.17 kmpl elsewhere, which is rather good in comparison with its other trim. The fuel economy of these sedan's is not that great, but being a premium sedan with a commanding petrol engine, these figures are pretty decent for the Indian road conditions.
Power of Mitsubishi Cedia
This incredibly sleek and stylish sedan Mitsubishi Cedia is being sold in a couple of different trims. The standard variant of this sedan is named as the Cedia Select, while the other lively and peppy trim is the Cedia Sports. The power and performance of both these sedan's is awesome as they have been equipped with an influential 2.0-litre petrol drive train, which is quite powerful. The engine specifications of both these sedan variants are identical and the mill itself generates impressive power and torque output. This commanding petrol mill can displace close to 1999cc and has 4 cylinders, which have been further equipped with 16 valves . The company has also incorporated the highly developed multi point fuel injection fuel supply system into these sedan's, which further augments the power and torque yield. This lively and power packed petrol engine has the ability to churn out an impressive 114bhp at 5250rpm, which is rather incredible. On the other hand, this 1999cc petrol engine has the ability to generate a maximum torque output of close to 175Nm at 4250rpm, which is quite good for the country's road and traffic conditions.
Mitsubishi Cedia Colours
These colors are available with all variants of Mitsubishi Cedia
Acceleration & Pick-Up
The company has housed these impressive and elegant sedan's with a performance packed 4-cylinder based 2.0-litre petrol mill. This engine has been integrated with a single over head cam shaft and a powerful fuel supply system. All these, put together boost the performance of this sedan along with a proficient 5-speed manual transmission as well. The company claims that this super stylish Mitsubishi Cedia Sports variant can attain the top speed of close to 180 kmph, which is quite thrilling. This 2.0-litre petrol mill also has the capacity to propel this sporty sedan from 0-100 in just under 11 seconds , which is rather outstanding. On the other hand, the standard version, Mitsubishi Cedia Select apparently has the ability to reach the similar top speed of 180 kmph and takes more or less the same time to cross the 100 kmph barrier from a stand still.
Mitsubishi Cedia Exteriors
The outsides of this premium sedan, Mitsubishi Cedia Sports variant are done up very nicely with a sturdy aerodynamic body structure along with a with a sleek and lustrous body line. The front façade has a sleek three slat radiator grille, which holds the company logo. This neatly done up grille is flanked with a bright headlamp cluster along with side turn indicator and the headlamps are powered by heavy duty halogen lights that resemble a fish eye. The company has made the body of this premium sedan with RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution), which is said to be one of the safest body structures for the passengers. The Cedia Select trim has a stylish frontage as well with a two stage horizontal slatted radiator grille, which is coloured in matte black and it also has a prominent badge of the company affixed on it. This neatly done up front grille is flanked with a bright headlamp cluster along with side turn blinkers. The bonnet is large and has a horizontal character line in the centre, which starts from the nose and ends in the centre of the bonnet. The wind screen is made up of laminated toughened glass and has a pair of variable intermittent wipers along with a water sprayer system, which cleans the windshield very efficiently for better visibility during heavy rains. The sides are smooth and lustrous with flared up and pronounced wheel arches, which are equipped with a set of sleek alloy wheels of 15 inches of size 15 inch x 6.0 JJ. These elegant alloy rims are further equipped with tubeless radial tyres of size 195/60 R 15 88V, which have a superior road grip on any terrain. The sides also have body coloured external rear view mirrors along with body coloured door handles as well, which adds to the elegance of this Mitsubishi Cedia sedan. The rear end has a sporty spoiler on the boot lid, which has been integrated with a high mounted stop lamp and a gleaming badge of the company along with the regular branding on the boot lid. The tail lamp cluster is bright and has the side turn indicators and the reversing lights as well integrated in it. The rear wind screen comes equipped with a defogger and the Mitsubishi Cedia has a colour keyed extended rear bumper as well. There are also rear parking sensors, which have been integrated in the rear bumper, which makes the parking of this sedan much simpler. Other exterior features include a roof mounted antenna for FM radio and a pair of bright and round shaped fog lamps, which are affixed in the front bumper to improve the visibility of the driver, even in extreme weather conditions.
The overall dimensions of this Mitsubishi Cedia sedan are very spacious and can accommodate five passengers with ease. This impressive petrol sedan has an overall length of 4595mm along with a total width of 1695mm, which also includes the outside rear view mirrors. Apart from this, the premium sedan has a total height of 1455mm along with a spacious and comfortable wheel base of 2600mm, which ensures ample legroom for all the passengers. This luxurious petrol sedan has a remarkable ground clearance of 175mm that helps it to glide over any road condition with ease. This Mitsubishi Cedia sedan has an approximate kerb weight of about 1225 Kgs along with 90% fuel capacity, a spare wheel in the boot compartment, a tool kit and quite a few other such features as well. The fuel tank capacity of this Mitsubishi Cedia sedan is around 50 litres, while the minimum turning radius of this premium sedan is around 4.9 meters, which makes it easier to manoeuvre this sedan in heavy traffic conditions as well.
Mitsubishi Cedia Interior
Along with the incredible exteriors, the company has also done up the interiors of this premium sedan quite refreshingly. The insides of this Mitsubishi Cedia Sedan have been bestowed with a two tone interior colour scheme along with inside panelling that adds to the elegance of the insides. Then this premium sedan also has chrome finished internal handles, a sporty dashboard and a brilliant instrument panel of which the lighting can be adjusted according to the driver’s requirement. The accelerator, brake and clutch pedals are anti skid and are made of alloy for better grip. A front and rear console with space to keep some handy things for the convenience of the passengers. A three spoke power steering wheel, which is covered with leather along with the gear shift knob and the parking brake lever as well. The sports variant gets a classy MOMO sports steering wheel, which is very chunky and responsive/ The front driver and passenger seats are sliding as well as reclining, but the driver seat can also be manually adapted in two ways along with adaptable head rests. The rear seating arrangement has a centre arm rest with cup holders and is covered with premium fabric upholstery. The air conditioning is very efficient and powerful, which cools the entire cabin in no time to add further comfort to the occupants. Apart from all these features, there are a number of other comfort features as well that will certainly tempt the customers.
The Mitsubishi Cedia sedan series has a long list of impressive features, which are best in class and have been integrated with utility based and practical aspects for enhancing the convenience level of the passengers. This sedan has a powerful air conditioning unit with climate control that cools the entire cabin within no time, a rear defogger with a switch that helps in clear visibility to the driver in the rainy season, an advanced 2-DIN audio system with four speakers and a remote control along with other input options such as a USB interface and a Aux-In port as well, which enhances the in-cabin ambience and entertainment quotient for all the passengers. This excellent music system is GPS compatible and also has Bluetooth connectivity through which mobile phones can be paired for added comfort to the occupants. Then this sedan also has a sun visor with a vanity mirror that has a lid as well as a ticket holder and many more such attractive features. The company has also equipped this sedan with a very responsive power steering (hydraulic power assisted) wheel and makes it easier to handle this premium petrol sedan. The stylish anti skid pedals of accelerator, brake and the clutch add to the utility of the interiors of this premium sedan. Apart from all these, this luxury sedan also has a seven inch car pad, which is android based and has 3G connectivity as well. This exceptionally brilliant car pad comes with quite a number of features such as making calls to various numbers, watching live television channels, browsing the internet on the go, video chatting along with a rear view facility, which will help the driver to park the car easily anywhere. This remarkable car pad also has a feature, wherein the driver can check all their e-mails while travelling making this loaded sedan one of the most exciting vehicle in the Indian car market. Mitsubishi Cedia also has built in maps along with an incredibly advanced real time navigation system, which helps the driver to locate driving directions to any place and also assists in locating various zones and neighbourhoods as well with ease. The impressive 12 volt charging supply which is integrated in this premium sedan is capable of providing close to seven hours of talk time, which is remarkable. On the other hand, the luminous touch screen interface on the centre panel will make the driving experience a lot of fun as the passengers can play games on it as well. This amazing tablet is portable and the passengers can mount it on the wind screen or even on the head rest of the front seat for the use of the back seat passengers as well. This premium sedan also has a rear view camera integrated at the back of the vehicle and it also offers the output on the audio unit making the drive simpler, safe and trouble free.
The interiors of this premium Mitsubishi Cedia sedan are very spacious and can take in five occupants without any difficulty. The seating arrangement of this sedan is very comfortable and provides apt thigh support along with knee room as well. The leg room is rather spacious and gives a relaxed driving experience to all the passengers. Apart from this, this sedan provides pertinent head and shoulder space to the passengers as well.
Mitsubishi Cedia Engine and Performance
The company has equipped both these sedan's in this model line-up with a power packed and fuel efficient engine. This dominating 2.0-litre petrol engine, which is fitted with four cylinders with sixteen valves and an in-line single over head cam shaft (SOHC). This influential petrol mill has the capacity to displace 1999cc along with an impressive 114bhp at 5250rpm and can churn out a maximum torque yield of 175Nm at 4250rpm. This influential engine of Mitsubishi Cedia sedan is cleverly mated with a smooth 5-speed manual transmission with 5 forward and 1 reverse gears. This powerful petrol engine can take this premium sedan from 0 – 100 kmph in just about 10.5 seconds and this luxuriant sedan can attain a top speed of 150 kmph. The turning radius of Mitsubishi Cedia sedan is close to 4.9 meters with a fuel tank capacity of 50 litres of petrol and gives an approximate mileage between 9.6 to 14.7 kmpl under standard driving conditions.
The flared up and pronounced wheel arches of these sedan have been equipped with a set of sleek alloy wheels of 15 inches of size 15 inch x 6.0 JJ. These elegant alloy rims are further equipped with tubeless radial tyres of size 195/60 R 15 88V , which have a superior road grip on any terrain. The company has also fitted a full size spare wheel in the boot compartment of this sedan, which is a standard feature across all the variants.
Braking & Handling
The braking system of any car is one of the most important aspects, which has to be flawless. This Mitsubishi Cedia sedan has front disc brakes, while the rear end has been fitted with ventilated disc brakes for efficient braking. It also has other standard features like an anti lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution that enhances the braking system and gives a scare free ride to the passengers. The strong suspension system consists of a McPherson Strut and coil spring based front suspension, while the rear end has been equipped with a multi link system that gives a jolt free ride to the occupants in the car.
Handling & Safety
The company has blessed the Mitsubishi Cedia series with some top quality protective features to increase the safety quotient of this premium sedan. The impressive list of these safety features include ABS with EBD , a collapsible steering column, reinforced impact safety evolution body that is also termed as RISE, rear child protection locks, power windows, front three point ELR seat belts with pre-tensioners that are height adaptable as well as have seat belt anchors, dual airbags for the front driver and passenger, an engine immobilizer and a few other such impressive features for the protection of the sedan and the passengers.
Stereo & Accessories in Mitsubishi Cedia
The company has integrated both these sedans (Mitsubishi Cedia Select and Sports trim) with an advanced 2-DIN audio system with four speakers ( two front and two rear) and a remote control along with other input options such as a USB interface and a Aux-In port as well, which enhances the in-cabin ambience and entertainment quotient for all the passengers. This excellent music system is GPS compatible and also has Bluetooth connectivity through which mobile phones can be paired for added comfort to the occupants.
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Pros & Cons
Mitsubishi Cedia Pros :
Striking looks and body line, good interiors, ample space.
Mitsubishi Cedia Cons :
Mileage can be improved, can be made a more sportier and energetic with some decals on the sides.
Mitsubishi Cedia Specifications
Mitsubishi Cedia Variants
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
||114bhp @ 5250rpm
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
||114bhp @ 5250rpm