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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition available for order in Japan

The three-diamond brand has begun taking orders, in Japan, for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition. Based on the Evolution GSR, the Final Edition features a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, which has been upgraded with sodium-filled exhaust valves. Power is delivered to the ground via a five-speed manual transmission and an all-wheel drive system...

Mitsubishi Lancer development shelved

Mitsubishi Motors is no longer planning any development of sedans, meaning replacements for core models such as the aged Lancer won’t materialise for years — if at all. The decision to freeze sedan development in the face of stiff competition, and to focus on SUVs, comes on the heels of Mitsubishi’s proposed co-operation with Renault to source C- and D-segment cars — a plan that has now fallen through...

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Concept to feature 353kW engine

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Final Concept will make its official debut at the Tokyo Auto Salon, which takes place from January 9. According to Autoblog Japan, the Final Concept is based on the Evolution GSR model and will feature a highly modified version of the car's 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine...

Mitsubishi Lancer: New small car still "three or four years" away, if it gets green light at all

The ageing Mitsubishi Lancer could be forced to fight on beyond a decade of production, with the company’s boss admitting a successor will not arrive until 2017 or 2018, if at all. Mitsubishi Motors president Osamu Masuko told CarAdvice it would take the Japanese car maker “about three or four years” to ready a replacement for the current Lancer, though once again stopped short of confirming an all-new generation of the long-serving and historically popular nameplate...

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer pricing and specifications : New $18,990 starting price, Evo cut by $7000

The Mitsubishi Lancer has been updated for the 2015 model year with lower prices and new features across the restructured range. A $1400 price reduction at the bottom of the range means the 2015 Lancer ES Sport five-speed manual kicks off at $18,990, while at the other end Mitsubishi has axed a whopping $7000 from the high-performance Lancer Evolution models, cutting them to $52,990 for the manual and $58,990 for the six-speed dual-clutch SST...

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution dead : Brand confirms the end of its high-performance sedan

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X will be the final high-performance sedan from the Japanese brand. A statement surrounding the death of the Lancer Evolution X sedan came as Mitsubishi announced a final update for US-specification models "Mitsubishi Motors does not have any plans to design a successor with the current concept such as a high-performance four-wheel-drive gasoline-powered sedan," a statement from the brand read...

Mitsubishi Lancer sedan line-up altered for MY14.5 update

The Mitsubishi Lancer sedan range has been updated with a modified line-up that sees prices rise, along with equipment levels. The Mitsubishi small sedan range now kicks off with the Lancer ES Sport model (below) priced from $20,390 - $400 more than the ES it replaces, but there are plenty of additions including a new Ralliart-style front grille, side skirts, a rear spoiler, chrome muffler tip, 16-inch alloy wheels and climate control air-conditioning...

Mitsubishi Lancer’s future remains unclear

A new-generation Mitsubishi Lancer could still be several years away, if one makes it to production at all. Mitsubishi Motors president Osamu Masuko has fronted Australian media to discuss the brand’s plans for the future, and the most obvious exception from those plans is any form of small car...

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X production to end this year, report claims

Production of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X will cease at the end of this year, according to a Japanese newspaper. Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun (Automotive News Daily) reports Mitsubishi will discontinue Evo production in the second half of this year due to weakening demand for its ageing sports car...

Mitsubishi Lancer GSR returns as Sportback line-up trimmed

The Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback range will now only be available in a single GSR trim level, priced at $22,990. The move sees the Japanese brand consolidate its entire Lancer hatchback range - which previously consisted of the entry-level ES ($19,990), mid-level LX ($23,990) and top-end VRX (pictured; $29,990) lines - to a sole model variant with many of the features previously found in the flagship VRX, but at a considerably lower price...

Next-gen Mitsubishi Evolution: smaller with plugin hybrid

The next vehicle to carry the Mitsubishi Evolution nameplate would need to be smaller and make use of the company's plugin hybrid system in order to get the green light for production. Mitsubishi Motors President, Osamu Masuko, says his brand would like to create the next generation of sports cars but that it needs to meet both customer expectations and its company’s policy on sustainability and new powertrain technologies...