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Time Machine Tuesday: 5 June 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews...

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2003-08 Mitsubishi Lancer, Evolution added to Takata recall
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2003-08 Mitsubishi Lancer, Evolution added to Takata recall

Mitsubishi Australia has recalled the 2003-2008 Lancer and Lancer Evolution as part of the ongoing Takata airbag inflator scandal. More than 35,000 vehicles are affected by the campaign, designed to rectify the like-for-like replacements fitted to those cars in 2015 as part of campaign 010093...


Top driving roads around Melbourne: Kinglake, Chum Creek and Donna Buang
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Top driving roads around Melbourne: Kinglake, Chum Creek and Donna Buang

Welcome to the first of a little series intended to highlight some of the best, most challenging, and most fun roads we (occasionally) get to drive on. Driving isn’t always about going fast; let me make that clear from the outset...


Mitsubishi Australia recalls 430,000 vehicles: Colt, Challenger, i-MiEV, Lancer, Outlander, Pajero, Triton affected
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Mitsubishi Australia recalls 430,000 vehicles: Colt, Challenger, i-MiEV, Lancer, Outlander, Pajero, Triton affected

Mitsubishi has issued a number of recalls for several of its models built between 2009-2016, citing various reasons. In total, 429,981 vehicles are affected in the recall, with faults related to electrics, power steering, electric motors and fuel tanks...


Mitsubishi’s electrified performance car future becoming clearer
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Mitsubishi’s electrified performance car future becoming clearer

Mitsubishi has come one step closer to confirming that its next generation of ‘performance cars’ to replace the dead Lancer Evolution series will be ramped-up plug-in hybrids or pure EVs based on one or more of its future crossover SUVs. We spoke this week with the executive vice-president of Mitsubishi's North American motoring division, Don Swearingen, about the company's four-year model rollout plan out to 2020...


2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Review : Final Edition
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2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Review : Final Edition

After 23 years and 10 key versions, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution calls it a day...


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition hits Australia: A $53,700 farewell
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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition hits Australia: A $53,700 farewell

X for 10, X for all over. Final. Finished. Finito. The legendary Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution line is has come to an end, some 23 years after the Evolution I appeared. Mitsubishi hasn’t ruled out a future Evolution, but it’s more likely to evolve into an SUV, and electric drive assistance is likewise expected. So, future Evo or not, the Evolution as we know it is done...


Mitsubishi Lancer, Evolution recalled for Takata airbag defect: 59,522 vehicles affected
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Mitsubishi Lancer, Evolution recalled for Takata airbag defect: 59,522 vehicles affected

The number of vehicles affected by the Takata airbag scandal has grown by a further 59,522 units, with Mitsubishi Motors Australia recalling older examples of its Lancer and Lancer Evolution models this week. Affected vehicles in the Mitsubishi range include sedan and wagon variants of the CH Lancer, along with the CY and CZ Lancer Evolution, all built between June 11 2003 and December 30 2008...


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition available for order in Japan
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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 Evolution Final Concept to feature 353kW engine
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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 Evolution dead : Brand confirms the end of its high-performance sedan
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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 Evolution : next-generation model may be an SUV
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Mitsubishi Evolution : next-generation model may be an SUV

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution may be killed off at the end of 2014, and its replacement could be based on the new plug-in hybrid ASX compact SUV. Reports that the Lancer Evolution X sedan would be axed by year’s end emerged last week, and Mitsubishi Motors president Osamu Masuko told CarAdvice at a press event yesterday that based on falling sales of sports cars, the next-generation Evolution needs to be something that people want to buy – in other words, not a coupe or a small hatchback or sedan, but possibly an SUV...


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


Next-gen Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, Ralliart on hold
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Next-gen Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, Ralliart on hold

Plans for a next-generation Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution or any other Mitsubishi sports cars appear to be on hold while the Japanese manufacturer takes aim at lifting its market share with plug-in hybrid and full electric vehicles in the SUV and light-commercial segments...


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution updated for 2014
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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution updated for 2014

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has received some subtle specification upgrades for the 2014 model year. Mitsubishi Australia has cut its Evo range from three variants to two, discontinuing the 'TC-SST' six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission option from the entry-level Lancer Evolution. The 2014 line-up now comprises the base model five-speed manual and the high-spec Evolution MR TC-SST...


New Mitsubishi Evo to be a 370kW plug-in hybrid GT-R rival: report
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New Mitsubishi Evo to be a 370kW plug-in hybrid GT-R rival: report

The new-generation Mitsubishi Evo could be a 370kW plug-in hybrid supercar with performance to rival the Nissan GT-R, according to an overseas report. Autocar reports that, if approved, the successor to the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X will inherit technology from the Japanese manufacturer's MiEV Evolution II prototype race car (below), which competed at last month’s Pike Peak international hill climb...


Mitsubishi Lancer: next-generation model delayed until 2014
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Mitsubishi Lancer: next-generation model delayed until 2014

The new-generation Mitsubishi Lancer has been delayed until 2014, around two years behind schedule. Although the usual five-year Japanese model lifecycle has been used for the past three generations of Mitsubishi Lancer – the 1992 CC, 1997 CE, and 2002 CG – the current CJ series will need to serve a seven-year tenure after economic conditions forced new model development off track...


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution XI may go electric
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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution XI may go electric

Mitsubishi remains tightlipped on the future of its iconic Lancer Evolution sports car as the company shifts its focus away from traditional petrol vehicles into electric and petrol-assisted electric models...


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution gets price cuts up to $8900
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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution gets price cuts up to $8900

The formidable Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X range has scored substantial price reductions and interior technology upgrades as part of the 2013 model year update. The Evo, as it's better known, has long struggled to keep up with the sales volume of its arch rival, the Subaru WRX STI, and while there are a number of reasons for this, the Mitsubishi's performance credentials have certainly never been one of them...


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution XI could go hybrid
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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution XI could go hybrid

Mitsubishi could launch a hybrid version of its Lancer Evolution XI by 2013 if word from automotive website Motor Trend is correct. It says the new Evo will be built on the same platform as the PX-MiEV plug-in hybrid crossover concept from October’s Tokyo Motor Show and will combine the 2.0-litre MIVEC petrol engine from the Japanese Galant with a new lithium-ion plug-in arrangement...