The Mitsubishi Lancer and Ford Fiesta are two different segment cars and available in two different price segments in the Indian market. Where the Lancer is a premium segment sedan, the Ford Fiesta is an entry level sedan car. Lancer is better in aspects like power, performance, looks, interior quality and features,while the Fiesta model leaves behind the Lancer in fuel economy, maintenance and after sale service . For a detailed comparison of these cars you can click on the comparison link given above -
Compare Ford Fiesta with Mitsubishi Lancer Thanks,
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India received this 2000 era series of Lancer in 2006, known locally as the Mitsubishi Cedia to distinguish it from the previous version which was assembled and sold as the Lancer till June 2012, and Mitusbishi Cedia production closed in November 2012.