Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has released the official production model pictures of the new Lancer Evolution X. In a surprising announcement, its ever-popular Lancer will be renamed – rather uninspiringly - Galant Fortis for the Japan domestic market. Mitsubishi's rally-inspired and ‘iconic’ high-performance 4WD sedan will carry on with the EVO badge - with a higher Roman numerical, and thus ‘LANCER EVOLUTION X'.
The all-new Lancer Evolution X is a new-generation high-performance 4WD global sports sedan that allows even novice drivers to enjoy the car's speed and handling with ease and in safety. The new model features Mitsubishi's S-AWC traction and handling system, that integrates the control of drive torque and braking management with its famed all-wheel drive (AWD) system. The result is highly responsive and intuitive handling in addition to outstanding vehicle stability.
Mitsubishi Motors' latest automotive technologies to be featured in the new model include a new lightweight and high-performance 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged MIVEC engine, with aluminium cylinder block and a 6-speed robotised manual transmission (ala VW’s DSG) that contributes to exceptional performance with improved fuel economy. Expect engine output to be in the region of 300bhp driving standard 18-inch light alloys all around, shod with 245/40 R18 high performance tyres.
Source: Mitsubishi Motors Corp. Press Release