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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Mitsubishi Confirms No Lancer Evo Replacement Planned—But the Model Will Go Out In Style

The turbocharged, all-wheel-drive
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution may not have
much life left in it, but at least it is getting
a nice send-off. At least, that’s the
conclusion we reached after Don
Swearingen, executive vice president for
sales at Mitsubishi in North America,
answered several inquiries from Jalopnik
readers with tasty nuggets of future-
product information. Swearingen
says that the company is planning for a
special-edition Evo model and that it will
be launched in June or July of 2015 “as a
going away edition.”
The details are to our liking. The final Evo
won’t be fitted with the MR
variant’s dual-clutch automatic
transmission. Says Swearingen: “It’s a GSR
five-speed.” And there is more: “More
horsepower, some suspension tuning, and
some bits [and] pieces that are still being
finalized.” In its current state, the Evo’s
turbocharged four-cylinder engine is
rated for 291 horsepower—we fully
expect the farewell edition to push out
over 300 horsepower. There is no
information on pricing yet, but it’s safe to
assume the unique model will cost more
than the current Evo GSR, which retails
for $35,305.
Culled from caranddriver.com

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