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Monday, February 25, 2008

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Launched (JA)

Driving pleasure plus safety

The day has finally arrived, Mitsubishi has officially launched its brand new Lancer Evolution X. The Evo X hits Japanese showrooms today, but those who want their Evo to be fitted with the Twin Clutch SST (Sport Shift Transmission) will have to wait until the end of November. For now, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR and SR are only available with the 5-speed manual gearbox.

The 10th generation Evo has a longer and wider wheelbase than its predecessor while the front overhang has decreased by 20mm resulting in a more stable ride. Weight has been kept to a minimum on the new everyday sportscar by using aluminium in the roof panel, front and rear fenders and engine. The 4B11 engine weighs 12kg less than the previous 4G63 and produces more torque (422 Nm) while putting 206 kW or 280 hp to the road. The new engine is also environmentally friendlier with emissions 50% lower than Japanese guidelines.

Mitsubishi has aimed to provide a sportscar which is as fast as possible while staying as safe as possible, which has resulted in a range of airbags, S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control) and the Twin Clutch SST transmission.

Pricing for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X GSR starts at yen 3,495,450 (EURO 21,425) for the manual transmission and yen 3,750,600 (EURO 22,990) for the Twin-Clutch SST. The stripped down Evo SR is available only with a manual transmission and costs yen 2,997,750 (EURO 18,375).

LANCER Evolution X GSR (Full-time 4WD) Specifications


Length 4495mm
Width 1810mm
Height 1480mm

Seating capacity:

5 persons


4B11 MIVEC I/C T/C DOHC 16 valve 4 cylinder

Max. output:

206kW(280PS)/6500rpm (net)

Max. torque:


10-15 fuel consumption:

9.9km/L (as filed with Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport)



Press Release

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announces today that it will launch the Lancer Evolution X high-performance 4WD sedan, newest of the company's legendary vehicles, on October 1 at dealerships throughout Japan. Featuring a new platform, engine, and exterior and interior designs, the totally redesigned 2.0-liter model will carry a tax-inclusive price tag ranging from 2,997,750 to 3,750,600. Models fitted with the Twin Clutch SST transmission are due to be launched towards the end of November.

The development goal for the new Lancer Evolution X was to make the car as fast as possible, while also making it as safe to drive as possible. To that end Lancer Evolution X is loaded with the very latest in automotive engineering technology, including the S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control) vehicle dynamics control system and the newly developed, power-efficient Twin Clutch SST (Sport Shift Transmission). Lancer Evolution X is a new-generation high-performance 4WD sedan that allows a new category of driver access to Mitsubishi's dynamic driving experience by underpinning speed with control, security and safety.

Lancer Evolution X's handsome and aggressive functional design presents an intimidating and exciting aerodynamic exterior suggestive of its superior road performance. This is complemented by a functional interior that encourages the driver to concentrate fully on piloting his machine. Lancer Evolution X uses the front end design identity common to all new Mitsubishi Motors sedans (inverted-slant nose with a trapezoidal grille design) first seen on the new Galant Fortis*. As well as shouting loud the aggressive qualities that mark a high performance sports sedan, the front fascia is crafted for optimum aerodynamic performance.

Lancer Evolution X realizes very high levels of motive and driving performance thanks to its new high-output and lightweight 2.0-liter DOHC MIVEC turbocharged engine with aluminum block, an all-new body and stiffer suspension. Despite its turbocharged pedigree the new model earns a 3-star rating for emissions that are 50% lower than the requirements of the Japanese 2005 standards. And complementing its powerful and clean road performance is the kind of a safety specification one would expect of a new-generation high-performance model: SRS dual-stage airbags for driver and front passenger, SRS knee airbag for driver and adaptive front lighting system (AFS) are all standard equipment on the GSR trim level.

The Twin Clutch SST is a 6-speed automated manual transmission incorporating a dual automated clutch system to deliver lightning-fast, slick shifting for feel-good acceleration; while it also provides high-efficiency power transmission for outstanding fuel economy. In keeping with the higher output and torque developed by the new engine, Lancer Evolution X is offered with a new 5-speed manual transmission that delivers smoother shifting and improved shift feel for those who prefer the joys and more direct control of manual shifting.

All Lancer Evolution X GSR models are fitted with the S-AWC vehicle dynamics control system. The system intelligently manages several component systems to regulate drive torque and braking force at each wheel, reading and reflecting driver intent in real time over a wide range of situations. This allows drivers of all abilities to enjoy sporty driving with peace of mind.

* Lancer / Lancer EX in overseas markets।

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