Mitsubishi Cedia Overview
Having won numerous rallies, Mitsubishi Company has used its experience in developing new Cedia car. Not only does the car deliver excellent performance, it also has luxuriously designed interiors. Mitsubishi Cedia is well-renowned for offering race car experiences along with seating capacity enough for the whole family.
One of the most advanced vehicles offered by the company, Mitsubishi Cedia car has got state of the art features. Comfort, safety, convenience, security and luxury features add to every aspect of Cedia.Mitsubishi Cedia Launch History
Launched at the Auto Expo held at New Delhi in January 2006, Mitsubishi Cedia has been around for over 5 years. New Cedia car is also referred to as Mitsubishi Lancer Cedia, as it is a next generation model of Lancer that was introduced in India in the year 1998. A factory fitted LPG variant of Mitsubishi Cedia in India was launched in 2008.
In 2008, it was also being speculated in the Indian Automotive market that Mitsubishi Cedia would be presented in a CNG variant. However, no such version was launched and even the LPG variant was discontinued.Mitsubishi Cedia Variants (Models)
New Mitsubishi Cedia car is available in only petrol variant ‘Cedia Sports’. Being the only variant, it has lots of features that define its 'Sports' tag very well.Mitsubishi Cedia Pricing
In India, new Cedia car price is in the range of Rs. 9 lacs to Rs. 10 lacs. New Mitsubishi Cedia price varies in the country due to different tax regimes prevalent in different states.Mitsubishi Cedia Review
Ever since it was introduced, Mitsubishi Cedia has never ceased to attract appreciation from its reviewers. People especially praised its sporty exterior appearance that boasts of unique air dams all around the sedan. Moreover, several features including alloy wheels and spoiler, provide new Cedia car its trademark style that has always got positive reviews. Mitsubishi Cedia car has luxurious interiors that also have elements inspired from the race track that have garnered excellent reviews.
However, the best part in new Mitsubishi Cedia car is its engine. The power train that gives a performance suitable for the race track, has gathered critical acclamation for Cedia. The engine in new Cedia cars has a torque that is best in its class and it sets the sedan apart. Reviewers also appreciated the fact that buyers could get such an exceedingly well-performing car, Cedia, at quite affordable price.Mitsubishi Cedia Used Car Market
Even though Mitsubishi Cedia car is an excellent performer on-road but it does not get higher ranking in the used car market. Cedia gets a resale value that cannot be appreciated. One of the major reasons is high running cost, courtesy the availability of only petrol variant and continuously rising price of petrol. Moreover, the lack of a well-established service centre network is a factor that prevents potential buyers from purchasing a used Mitsubishi Cedia.Mitsubishi Cedia Specifications
The specifications for Mitsubishi Cedia Sports are listed below.
Mitsubishi Cedia ExteriorMitsubishi Cedia Exterior Appearance
| Specifications || Mitsubishi Cedia Sports |
| Engine |
| No. of Cylinders || 4 |
| Cylinder Layout || In-line |
| Valves per Cylinder || 4 |
| Total no. of Valves || 16 |
| Type || Single Over Head Camshaft (SOHC) |
| Capacity || 2.0-litre |
| Displacement || 1999 cc |
| Compression Ratio || 9.5 : 1 (tolerance ± 0.3) |
| Bore x Stroke || 81.5 mm x 95.8 mm |
| Air Cleaner Type || Dry type |
| Maximum Power Output (hp, at rpm) || 114 hp at 5250 rpm |
| Maximum Torque (Nm, at rpm) || 175 Nm at 4250 rpm |
| Fuel |
| Fuel Type Used || Petrol |
| Fuel Tank Capacity || 50 litres |
| Drive System |
| Type || Two wheel drive manually controlled |
| Transmission |
| Model of Gearbox || F5M42 |
| Type / Model || Manually operated / Synchromesh |
| No. of Gears || 5 (forward) + 1 (reverse) |
| Ratio for 1st gear || 3.583 |
| Ratio for 2nd gear || 1.947 |
| Ratio for 3rd gear || 1.379 |
| Ratio for 4th gear || 1.03 |
| Ratio for 5th gear || 0.767 |
| Ratio for reverse gear || 3.363 |
| Performance |
| Top Speed || 150 kmph |
| Suspension || |
| Front || McPherson strut coil and spring suspension |
| Rear || Multi-link suspension |
| Brakes |
| Front || Disc brakes |
| Rear || Ventilated disc brakes |
| Steering |
| Type || Hydraulic Variable Power Assisted Steering |
New Mitsubishi Cedia car has an extremely sporty design, one that is evident even at first sight. The front profile of Cedia has a radiator grille that sports a sleek horizontal mesh design and the 'fish-eye' clear lens headlamps, is very stylish. The extended type front bumper and the air dam is colour keyed, which is of the same colour as the car's body.
The side profile of Mitsubishi Cedia is also very impressive with the colour keyed rear view mirrors, door handles and side air dams. Moreover, the alloy wheels add to the sporty and luxurious nature of the car. Moving on to the rear section of new Cedia car, one can sense the continuation in design with the colour keyed rear bumper and the air dams. In addition to that, the clear lens tail lights and the spoiler effectively complete the unique image of the car.Mitsubishi Cedia Exterior Measurements
The dimensions and various weights of Mitsubishi Cedia car have been mentioned below.
Mitsubishi Cedia InteriorMitsubishi Cedia Interior Appearance
| Overall Length || 4595 mm |
| Overall Width || 1695 mm |
| Overall Height || 1455 mm |
| Minimum Ground Clearance || 175 mm |
| Wheelbase || 2600 mm |
| Front Track || 1470 mm |
| Rear Track || 1470 mm |
| Weights |
| Maximum Front Axle Weight (FAW) || 890 kg. |
| Maximum Rear Axle Weight (RAW) || 780 kg. |
| Kerb Weight (with 90 % fuel, spare wheel, tools, etc.) || 1225 kg. |
| Maximum Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) || 1670 kg. |
Entering new Mitsubishi Cedia car, one can easily notice that it is not an ordinary sedan. The 3-spoke 'Momo' steering wheel, anti-skid alloy pedals represent the true race car character of Cedia. The instrument panel with its carbon fibre and titanium finish adds to the sportiness of the cabin. The leather wrapped gear knob as well as parking brake exudes luxury in the cabin of Mitsubishi Cedia. The sporty leather seats match with the interiors and add to the premium feel of Cedia.Mitsubishi Cedia Interior Comfort
New Cedia car has one of the most comfortable interiors in its class. While the driver seat is manually 4-way adjustable, the front passenger seat is manually 2-way adjustable. Both front seats in Mitsubishi Cedia car come with height adjustable head rests for added comfort. The rear leather seats have a centre armrest with cupholders making the rear 'bench' luxuriously comfortable. Power windows on all 4 doors are present to add to the comforting interiors of Cedia.Mitsubishi Cedia Interior Measurements
Cedia is a full-fledged 5-seater sedan unlike the rally version that was its inspiration. There is no dearth of space in Mitsubishi Cedia car, be it the headroom, legroom or shoulder room. A huge luggage capacity of 430 litres in the boot is a boon, especially when travelling out of town in new Cedia car.Mitsubishi Cedia Mileage, Average and Fuel Economy
New Cedia cars are capable of achieving a decent fuel economy despite having a sporty character. While driving in city, Mitsubishi Cedia can achieve an average of 9 kilometre per litre (kmpl) to 10 kmpl. On the highways, the sporty sedan Cedia delivers fuel economy of 13 kmpl to 14 kmpl. Consequently, Mitsubishi Cedia cars provide overall average of 10 kmpl to 12 kmpl.Mitsubishi Cedia On-road Drive
Mitsubishi Cedia draws inspiration from motor sports and on normal roads it gives an pleasurable experience. This is just a brief introduction about the ride quality of new Mitsubishi Cedia car. Irrespective of driving style or preferences, Cedia is bound to make the driver feel delighted regarding the handling capability of the car. Among the quickest cars in its segment, Mitsubishi Cedia has a powerful engine.
Apart from a race car like performance on road, Cedia offers a very comfortable ride, courtesy to its suspension. Whatever be the surface of road, Mitsubishi Cedia never makes its occupants feel uncomfortable. The steering gives a near perfect response and is not at all unresponsive like other cars in its competition.Mitsubishi Cedia Power
Powered by a 2.0-litre Single OverHead Camshaft (SOHC) petrol engine, Mitsubishi Cedia car has a decent power output. The 1999 cc engine churns out maximum power output of 114 hp at 5250 rpm. Subsequently, new Cedia cars do not feel out of breath even when travelling with 5 passengers and fully loaded with luggage. Moreover, the power of the engine is adequate for the air conditioning system to provide an excellent cooling effect even in extreme hot temperatures.Mitsubishi Cedia Acceleration and Pick Up
New Mitsubishi Cedia car has an outstanding level of acceleration and pick up. A peak torque of 175 Nm at 4250 rpm in Cedia is one of the highest in its segment. As a result, Mitsubishi Cedia can accelerate from stand still to 100 kilometre per hour (kmph) in a matter of seconds. This exceptional pick up is helpful in the city as well as on the highways.Mitsubishi Cedia Safety and Security
Cedia has a Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body that is one of the best in its segment. This is particularly helpful in ensuring the safety of the occupants of the car in the unfortunate case of an accident. Mitsubishi Cedia has standard safety features such as collapsible steering column and rear doors with child lock. For added stability, new Cedia cars have Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) along with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD).
The front seats have seat belts with height adjustable anchors for maximum safety and comfort. Both the front seat belts have 3-point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) with pre-tensioners. Apart from that, the outer rear seat belts in new Mitsubishi Cedia car have 3-point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) / Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) with pre-tensioners. However, the rear centre seat in Mitsubishi Cedia has a seat belt that has a 3-point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) only.
Cedia comes with dual stage Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) air bags for the driver as well as front passenger (co-driver) for enhanced safety. Central locking keeps new Cedia cars secure and it is an engine immobiliser system that starts the engine only when the original key is used to provide ignition to the car.Mitsubishi Cedia Comfort and Convenience
New Mitsubishi Cedia car has numerous features that provide comfort and convenience to the passengers. The sunvisor for the front passenger comes with a ticket holder as well as a vanity mirror that can be covered using a lid. A lower glove box along with several cup holders and cubby holes provides convenient storage space in Cedia. Front door pockets and front seat back pockets also make it more convenient to keep knick-knacks in Mitsubishi Cedia.
Climate Control in new Cedia car is a major comfort feature that makes it stand out in its class. With the air conditioning as well as the air selection switches located on the instrument panel itself, it is very convenient to use the climate control. In addition to that, the blower speed selection knob that is located on the instrument panel, adds to the convenience factor of Mitsubishi Cedia cars. Another feature present in the Mitsubishi Cedia is the rear defogger, which can be easily operated
The instrument cluster in Cedia includes an analogue speed meter that can be illuminated for ease of viewing. It also includes warning lamps for oil pressure, charging, engine check, parking brake, brake fluid level and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). Mitsubishi Cedia car has multiple indicators in the instrument panel for high beam, position lamp, front fog lamps, turn signals and hazard.Mitsubishi Cedia Wheels
Cedia comes with wheels that have a rim size of 15” x 6.0 JJ, at the front as well as rear. New Mitsubishi Cedia cars come with all OZ racing alloy wheels as standard feature. Cedia comes with tyres of Bridgestone make, that are tubeless radial tyres and have the size of 195/65 R15 88V. This size not only indicates the dimensions of the tyres, but also their ply rating / load index / speed rating as well.Mitsubishi Cedia Stereo and Accessories
A Kenwood 4-speaker music system is included in new Cedia cars as standard. This system is a DVD / CD / radio player and it is compatible with MP3, WMA, and AAC audio formats. Moreover, this system is capable of playing CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW discs and is compatible with JPEG, MPEG, DivX formats. This audio / video system also includes a 6.1-inch, 3.1 mega pixel colour touch-screen display that includes an interactive control that comes with an excellent graphical user interface. In addition to that, this stereo includes an auxiliary input and USB interface as well as Bluetooth connectivity. This system also includes a navigation feature that is very helpful.
Cedia has several accessories to improve the car's appearance from outside and convenience from inside. For the exterior, fog lamps at the front and a spoiler with high mounted stop lamp are provided as standard accessories. Inside Mitsubishi Cedia car, a room lamp, coat hanger and 3 retractable leather wrapped assist grip are useful accessories. In addition to that, day and night rear view mirror and ashtrays on the console box are other convenient accessories.Mitsubishi Cedia Dealers
New Mitsubishi Cedia in India is available at all the dealers of Mitsubishi in the country. The company has a network of over 40 dealerships in India. Some of the dealers from which new Cedia in India can be bought are listed below:
Mitsubishi Cedia Company Quotes
| Dealers || Location |
| Asian Motors || New Delhi |
| Excel Motors || New Delhi |
| Aquest Auto Pvt. Ltd. || Mumbai |
| Austin Distributors || Kolkata |
| Shah Automobiles || Kolkata |
| Maya Motors || Chennai |
| Auto India Pacifica Private Limited || Bengaluru |
| Autonova Motors Pvt. Ltd. || Ahmedabad |
| Aastha (unit of Kumar Distributors Pvt. Ltd.) || Patna |
During the launch event of new Mitsubishi Cedia car in 2006, Mr. C. K. Birla, Chairman of Hindustan Motors, had said, “Lancer Cedia is a state of the art car. Very stylish, sporty and futuristic. Loaded with power and aerodynamic enhancements and is extremely reliable and dependable I am sure this model will be well received in the high performance compact sedan car market in India.”
Speaking about Mitsubishi Cedia car, Mr. Ravi Santhanam, Managing Director of Hindustan Motors, had said, “The Lancer Cedia combines superior technology and design. With the Japanese technology, Lancer Cedia is more powerful than most cars on Indian roads. It is a remarkable combination of speed, power and elegance.”Mitsubishi Cedia Competitor Analysis
Mitsubishi Cedia in India competes with Maruti Suzuki SX4, Hyundai Verna, Toyota Corolla Altis, Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Vento. SX4 is supported by Maruti Suzuki's large network of dealerships and service centres, unlike Mitsubishi Cedia. However, SX4 is inferior to Cedia in terms of interior quality. Hyundai Verna is offered with multiple variants with petrol or diesel engines and with manual or automatic transmission, unlike Cedia that has only one model. However, Mitsubishi Cedia is a sporty sedan and is inspired from a rally car, which makes it exclusive.
Owing to its price and engine capacity, Mitsubishi Cedia car competes with Honda City as well as Civic. Even though, both of these sedans have a better power output than Cedia, these lags behind in terms of peak torque. Toyota Corolla Altis comes with the premium brand image associated with Toyota, something that new Cedia car lacks. However, Mitsubishi Cedia is cheaper than Corolla Altis and it has an engine with higher capacity.
Renault Fluence is a relatively new entrant in the Indian Automotive market and its performance is yet unknown. On the other hand, Mitsubishi Cedia car has proved its mettle on-road as well as off-road at the Indian National Rally Championship by winning in its début race. Volkswagen Vento is rather a plain-looking car, unlike Cedia that represents sportiness. Ford Fiesta has a kinetic design and an endless list of features, but it lacks the exceptional driving experience carried by Mitsubishi Cedia.Mitsubishi Cedia LPG/CNG Version
Cedia was offered in auto LPG variant known as the Mitsubishi Cedia Select LPG. This model was introduced in 2008, however, the company has discontinued it. CNG version of Mitsubishi Cedia car is not available, even though there were reports in the market in 2008 that the company might introduce a CNG Cedia.Mitsubishi Cedia Pros
Cedia draws inspiration from a rally car and it reflects in its exterior appearance and interior design. An exceptional performance car at a comparatively affordable price is a major advantage of new Mitsubishi Cedia.Mitsubishi Cedia Cons
A small-size network of dealerships and service centres and availability of only one variant are major disadvantages of Mitsubishi Cedia. High running costs and average resale value are some of the minus points of new Cedia in India.Mitsubishi Cedia Conclusion
New Mitsubishi Cedia car is one of its kinds and it provides an excellent driving experience. The cabin of this car is comfortable, sporty and luxurious. Cedia has an average fuel economy and is expensive to maintain, however, it provides style and exclusivity at an affordable initial price.