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.
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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:

EvolutionMT EvolutionTC-SST Evolution MRTC-SST
All Wheel DriveXXX
2.0L MIVEC Intercooled and TurbochargedXXX
217 kW power @ 6500 rpmXXX
366 Nm torque @ 3500 rpmXXX
Front helical LSDXXX
Manual intercooled water spray systemXX-
5 speed manualX-
Twin Clutch Sport Shift Transmission (with Paddle Shifters)-XX
Active Centre DifferentialXXX
Super Active Yaw ControlXXX
Anti-lock Braking System (with EBD)XXX
Active Stability ControlXXX
Bilstein front and rear shock absorbers--X
Eibach front and rear springs--X
Front and rear stabiliser barXXX
Front strut tower barXXX
Brembo Front 18", 4 piston caliperXXX
Brembo Rear 17", 2 piston caliperXXX
Brembo Front 2 piece type--X
AM/FM 6 stacker CD audio with steering wheel remote controlXX-
Rockford Fosgate premium audio system--X
Mitsubishi Multi Communication System--X
ENKEI 18" alloy wheelsXX-
BBS 18" forged alloy wheels--X
Tyre repair kitXXX
Colour coded front aero bumperXXX
Colour coded rear bumperXXX
Large side air damXXX
Aluminium large rear spoilerXXX
Dual chrome exhaust tipsXXX
Halogen headlampsXX-
Front fog lampsXXX
Privacy glassXXX
HID headlamps with AFS and headlamp washer--X
Auto headlamp levelling--X
Day/night rear view mirrorXXX
Cloth seat trimXXX
Sports type leather wrapped steering wheelXXX
Leather wrapped gearshift knobXXX
Aluminium pedalsXXX
Accessory socket in consoleXXX
Key ignition lamp and reminder buzzerXXX
High contrast meterXXX
Multi information displayXXX
Scuff plate--X
Leather combination seat trim--X
Heated front seats--X
The Safety Body: "RISE" Body (Realised Impact Safety Evolution)XXX
Driver & Passenger Front Air BagXXX
Side and curtain airbagsXXX
Driver's side knee airbagXXX
High Mount Stop LampXXX
Child restraint x3XXX
Tilt adjustable steering columnXXX
Electric power windowsXXX
Central door locking systemXXX
Integrated data dot and advanced security systemXXX
Front map lampsXXX
Rear room lampXXX
Boot room lampXXX
Automatic dusk sensing headlampsXXX
Automatic rain sensing wipersXXX
Cruise control with steering wheel controlsXXX
Smart key keyless entry (2 transmitters)XXX
Automatic climate control air-conditioningXXX
Console mounted ACD switchXXX
Hands free blue tooth connectivity with steering wheel audio controlsXXX
RECARO full bucket front seats with slide and recline functionXXX
Low-back type fabric rear seat with height adjustable headrests x3XXX
Rear centre arm rest with cup holders X2XXX