If it wasn’t for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution series, the boring old Lancer would have died of sometime ago. I don’t have a problem with the Mitsubishi Evos, (although owning an equivalent Subaru gives me a sense of resentment), but as far the lancers go, they just don’t do it for me. They are too boring, and the ones that look good, are all wannabe Evos, or better known these days as ThiEVOes.
Mitsubishi is in some serious trouble. Their cars just aren’t selling, the Mitsubishi 380 has been a big disappointment and despite the logical “people don’t need family cars” feeling in the consumer market these days, Mitsubishi Australia have stuck to their guns claiming better days ahead. So whilst I hope Mitsubishi Australia doesn’t fail, close up shop and bail out of Australia (as reports have suggested), I am far more eager on what the global arm of Mitsubishi is up to. E.g. this beauty:
Yep, thats the new Lancer, apparently. I am sure come 2008 I am going to look at this post and have a laugh as to how different the actual production car looks to the beast above. Mind you, shots of the current evolution 10 look relatively similar.
So here is to Mitsubishi actually making a car that looks good! And one that might actually sell