In 1988, a more aerodynamic appearance Lancer began after the shape of the Galant. A five-door Hatchback was added to the range. The Mirage and Lancer nomenclature continued. The station wagon continued on the old platform and form, as in some markets, a five-door version of the Mirage. In Australia, all models were sold as the Mitsubishi Lancer initially appointed to the CA series, and from 1990 to CB. By that time, the Lancer name was shared with the Dodge Lancer sold in North America. It then sold the Mirage Aspire in Japan.
In some markets a 'van' model produced, is the three-door Hatchback (which had an upright profile) without rear side window (this resulted in a reduction in sales tax burden in the Dutch market).