The Lancer has not been sold in the United States for a very long time. It was not until the 2002 Lancer replaced the Mirage in the Mitsubishi lineup that Americans got a chance to buy these cars that the Japanese and Australians have been driving for decades.
The engines in the American version of the Lancer was an I4 with either SOHC or DOHC. Original models looked a lot like Pontiacs from the front due to similar grill designs. That was changed in 2005 in an attempt to avoid confusion. Mitsubish also had a logo with similar colors and shapes as Pontiac.
One Lancer that will go down as one of the rarer American Lancers is the 2004 Lancer Sportback wagon. It was only available for that one year and then discontinued due to poor sales.
These non-Evo Lancers have not really caught on much in the United States. I've seen plenty of them on the used car market selling for far less than Blue Book value. The best place to find these cars is on eBay, where there are also several sellers with plenty of Lancer-specific custom parts.