Evo X is to “continue as planned” says Mitsubishi

Evo fans can sleep easy as Mitsubishi reassures customers over its future.

MITSUBISHI has reassured customers over the future of the iconic Evo X amid growing environmental pressures faced by car manufacturers.
A 4-door street-legal rally car with an undisputed heritage, and featuring Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) and Twin Clutch Sports Shift Transmission (TC-SST), the Lancer Evolution X cannot fail to substantiate its claim of being one of the great performance cars.
With a fully integrated and sharp design, and comprehensive equipment, as well as its controlled driving the Lancer Evolution X shapes up to the likes of premium German performance brands as well as more traditional Japanese competitors.
Having sold over 6,000 Evolutions since the year 2000, the Evolution X remains popular with a very strong price point versus its competitors in the same market segment, such as the Subaru WRX STi and the Ford Focus RS, with Lancer Evolution X prices starting from just £29,699.00. In addition to its competitive front-end price, the Evolution X FQ-300 SST retains a strong residual value.
Now based on Mitsubishi’s ‘Project Global’ platform, along with Lancer, Outlander and the all-new impressive compact cross-over, the Mitsubishi ASX, the Lancer Evolution has a heritage of over 40 years in motor sports at the highest level – including four Driver and one Manufacturer World Rally Championships and overall victories in some of the toughest African and Australian rallies.
The Lancer Evolution X is the latest vehicle in a long line of Mitsubishi sports cars that started with the Lancer 1600 GSR in 1973, followed by the EX 2000 Turbo in 1980, the first Lancer Evolution in 1992 and its eight subsequent generations.
Powering the Lancer Evolution X is a DOHC MIVEC turbocharged engine, focusing efforts on creating a high output engine that returns competitive fuel economy with cleaner emissions.
MMC President and Global Chief Executive, Osamu Masuko has said: “We recognise that automakers have a responsibility to take the lead in developing environmental initiatives… Our goal is to become a world leader in the reduction of CO2 emissions on a global scale.”
He added: “Production of the current Lancer Evolution X continues as planned. As for its successor, regulations and market feedback will dictate its engineering package and architecture. MMC has kept the Lancer Evolution evolving as the brand’s highest performing model in the global market. However, as the markets needs and demands change, MMC is considering not advancing the Lancer Evolution concept in the same way as before, but to find a different direction for the Lancer Evolution model to evolve.
“The new direction, the technologies involved, and corresponding products will be disclosed in due course.”

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