2008 Mitsubishi Evo preview

Mitsubishi Motors in Japan revealed an exterior image of the production version of the Lancer Evolution high performance sedan. The image reveals the subtle exterior details of the forthcoming production model, whose styling direction was first suggested with Concept X (2005 Tokyo Motor Show/CIAS 2007) and later reinforced with Prototype X (2007 NAIAS).

The next generation Lancer Evolution represents the zenith of the Lancer badge’s performance development; a rally racing story that began over 30 years ago in the deserts of the Safari Rally, later saw dominance on the WRC stage in the 1990’s, and now combines the lessons from competition with high technology to bring an enthusiasts’ hero to the streets.

2008 Mitsubishi Evo

The development concept for the all-new Lancer Evolution specifies a “next-generation high-performance 4WD global sedan that allows all levels of driver to enjoy the car’s speed and handling with ease and in safety”. The new model features Mitsubishi’s S-AWC traction and handling system. This advanced all-wheel-drive system integrates a superior level of drive torque distribution and braking management, making this the best handling Lancer Evolution vehicle of the series. This technology when mated to the new, more rigid Lancer platform results in a Lancer Evolution that is highly responsive, offering intuitive handling and a greater degree of control in addition to outstanding vehicle attitude stability. Other examples of Mitsubishi Motors’ latest automotive technology to be featured in the new model include a new lightweight, high-performance 2.0-liter turbocharged MIVEC3 engine with aluminum cylinder block and a 6-speed automated manual transmission that contributes to vehicle’s exceptional performance while offering improved fuel economy.

Rear wing 2008 Mitsubishi Evo

Expect the all-new Lancer Evolution sedan will go on sale in Canada in the first quarter of 2008.