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With Subaru’s new STi out an about (expect our full review on that tomorrow night), Mitsubishi Australia is working overtime to bring its new halo car, the Evo X, to Australia.

So far the rumours have been wild and a little over the top. We are certain that the WRX competitor, the Lancer GSR will use the EVO X engine and the EVO IX drivetrain, but details on the EVO X itself have been non-existent.

Thankfully our friends over at Evolution OZ have got hold of all the specifications plus pricing for the new Evo range.

The range will start form $59,490 for the five-speed manual while the dual-clutch DSG like gearbox will set you back an extra $5,000 ($64,490). There is also an optional Performance Pack for $5,500.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X

The top it all off- the Lancer Evolution MR will retail for $71,690 – a good $7,200 more than the SST Evo X. However for that extra $7,000 you get Bilstein front and rear shock absorbers, Eibach front and rear springs, unique brembos for the front, BBS 18″ forged alloy wheels (standard Evos get ENKEI 18s), HID headlamps, scuff plates, leather seat trim and heated front seats.

Power is also above the previous report of 209kW. The Evo X Aussie spec will have 217 kW power @ 6500 rpm and 366 Nm torque @ 3500 rpm. This is in comparison to its Subaru nemesis which has 221kW and 407Nm of torque.


No performance figures have been published for the Mitsus yet.

Mitsubishi has undercut Subaru by $500 for the entry level Evo, however the STi gets a six-speed gearbox instead of the five-speed found in the Evo (although we love the five-speed in the Evo). The STi range tops at $64,990 for the Spec-R which receives unique wheels and recaro seats.

The selling point for the new EvoX will undoubtedly be the new SST gearbox as its direct competitor is only available as a manual.

5 Speed

  • Excluding on roads $59,490
  • Including on roads $64,305


  • Excluding on roads $64,490
  • Including on roads $69,505


  • Excluding on roads $71,690
  • Including on roads $76,990

Full specifications below:


Evolution MRTC-SST

All Wheel Drive X X X
2.0L MIVEC Intercooled and Turbocharged X X X
217 kW power @ 6500 rpm X X X
366 Nm torque @ 3500 rpm X X X
Front helical LSD X X X
Manual intercooled water spray system X X
5 speed manual X  
Twin Clutch Sport Shift Transmission (with Paddle Shifters) X X
Active Centre Differential X X X
Super Active Yaw Control X X X
Anti-lock Braking System (with EBD) X X X
Active Stability Control X X X
Bilstein front and rear shock absorbers X
Eibach front and rear springs X
Front and rear stabiliser bar X X X
Front strut tower bar X X X
Brembo Front 18″, 4 piston caliper X X X
Brembo Rear 17″, 2 piston caliper X X X
Brembo Front 2 piece type X
AM/FM 6 stacker CD audio with steering wheel remote control X X
Rockford Fosgate premium audio system X
Mitsubishi Multi Communication System X
ENKEI 18″ alloy wheels X X
BBS 18″ forged alloy wheels X
Tyre repair kit X X X
Colour coded front aero bumper X X X
Colour coded rear bumper X X X
Large side air dam X X X
Aluminium large rear spoiler X X X
Dual chrome exhaust tips X X X
Halogen headlamps X X
Front fog lamps X X X
Privacy glass X X X
HID headlamps with AFS and headlamp washer X
Auto headlamp levelling X
Day/night rear view mirror X X X
Cloth seat trim X X X
Sports type leather wrapped steering wheel X X X
Leather wrapped gearshift knob X X X
Aluminium pedals X X X
Accessory socket in console X X X
Key ignition lamp and reminder buzzer X X X
High contrast meter X X X
Multi information display X X X
Scuff plate X
Leather combination seat trim X
Heated front seats X
The Safety Body: “RISE” Body (Realised Impact Safety Evolution) X X X
Driver & Passenger Front Air Bag X X X
Side and curtain airbags X X X
Driver’s side knee airbag X X X
High Mount Stop Lamp X X X
Child restraint x3 X X X
Immobiliser X X X
Tilt adjustable steering column X X X
Electric power windows X X X
Central door locking system X X X
Integrated data dot and advanced security system X X X
Front map lamps X X X
Rear room lamp X X X
Boot room lamp X X X
Automatic dusk sensing headlamps X X X
Automatic rain sensing wipers X X X
Cruise control with steering wheel controls X X X
Smart key keyless entry (2 transmitters) X X X
Automatic climate control air-conditioning X X X
Console mounted ACD switch X X X
Hands free blue tooth connectivity with steering wheel audio controls X X X
RECARO full bucket front seats with slide and recline function X X X
Low-back type fabric rear seat with height adjustable headrests x3 X X X
Rear centre arm rest with cup holders X2 X X X