Mitsubishi Lancer 'Evo' continues
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24th September, 2013
Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited’s (MMAL) high performance car continues
its highly admired 'career'. The Lancer Evolution, offers power, precision and performance. Loaded with standard features
the ‘Evo’ continues to be the most exhilarating drive in the Mitsubishi range.
Powered by Mitsubishi’s inter-cooled turbo-charged 2.0-litre DOHC MIVEC engine, the Evolution generates a whopping
217kW of power at 6,500 rpm and 366Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm, offering peak performance and superb handling in all
conditions. The Evolution line-up is available in two variants, the entry level five-speed manual or the higher specified
MR with Twin Clutch Sport Shift Transmission (TC-SST).
The Evolution contains all of the Lancer’s advanced safety features as standard including; Mitsubishi’s innovative
Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body, which provides super strength cabin protection in the event of an
accident; a raft of electronic safety features including Active Stability Control, Active Traction Control, Anti-lock
Braking System, Electronic Brake Distribution and Mitsubishi’s Brake Assist technology; and is fitted with three-point
seatbelts with reminders, pretentioners and force limiters on the front, child restraint anchorage points and two ISOFIX
child seat anchor points in the rear.
It embodies Mitsubishi’s sophisticated full-time Super All-Wheel Control System (S-AWC), proven over generations of
rally development, utilising three independent systems working together to give you superior road handling.
The Active Centre Differential (ACD) determines your optimal torque split between the front and rear axles and works
in three modes – tarmac, gravel and snow – to enable quicker control response for changes in road surfaces.
The range is equipped with the latest Mitsubishi’s LINK audio systems, offering hands-free Bluetooth connectivity with
voice activation and streaming audio, all with steering wheel audio and phone controls for easier operation and optimum
Priced from $56,990*, the entry level five-speed manual variant, the Evolution, comes equipped with Mitsubishi’s
S-AWC: advanced all-wheel control, is fitted with Brembo brakes and carries the high performance McPherson strut
The Evolution is based on the popular Lancer model gaining the Evo’s distinct exterior features of a large aluminium
rear spoiler, side air dam, black air vents (bonnet and front fenders), dual chrome exhaust tail pipe, colour-coded
electric door mirrors and door handles, halogen headlamps and 18” ENKEI alloy wheels.
Inside the Evolution receives partial leather RECARO front seats with seat heater slide and recline function, sports
type leather wrapped steering wheel with audio and phone controls, leather bound gearshift knob and aluminium pedals.
The base model Evolution is also packed with everyday functional features including power windows – (front and rear)
with auto up and down for driver, central door locking system with crash detection, immobiliser, security alarm with
DataDot, dusk sensing headlamps, rain sensing wipers, cruise control with steering wheel controls, power door mirrors
with electric fold control and a Smart Key, keyless operating system.
Equipped with Mitsubishi’s LINK system’s convenience of hands free Bluetooth® with voice activation and audio
streaming, CD player with MP3 and AM/FM radio, iPod connectivity, USB connectivity playable through four speakers and two
tweeters. All audio features are accessible through a 6.1-inch full colour display touch screen which also features a
reversing camera interface in the display.
The Evolution five-speed manual can be further enhanced through the addition of the Evolution Performance Pack at
$3,000*, which adds Brembo two piece type front disc brake, Bilstein front and rear shock absorbers, Eibach front and
rear springs and 18-inch BBS forged alloy wheels for a sharp, aggressive look.
Ready to race, the Evolution MR is $65,990* and comes equipped with the latest rally-bred transmission technology. The
Twin Clutch Sport Shift Transmission (TC-SST) with steering wheel control operates in three modes: Normal for day-to-day
driving, Sport for quicker acceleration and gear changes, and the ultimate choice for sporty driving Super Sports Mode
With the same distinctive features as the entry-level Evolution, the MR comes with the performance pack fitted as
standard which includes Brembo two piece type front disc brake, Bilstein front and rear shock absorbers, Eibach front and
rear springs and 18-inch BBS forged alloy wheels.
It also gains some exterior styling points such as colour-coded air vents on the bonnet and front mudguards, chrome
belt line moulding, chrome grille surround and HID headlamps with Adaptive Front Lighting System, headlamp washers and
auto headlamp levelling.
Inside the MR gains leather seat facings on the RECARO front seats and Evolution chrome scuff plates.
The MR is fitted with the Mitsubishi Multi Communications System which has a 7” touch screen with satellite navigation
3D mapping and rear view camera interface and receives the top of the range Rockford Fosgate® Premium Audio System with
four speakers, four tweeters and a subwoofer.
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is available at specialised Mitsubishi Dealers nationally.
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
Lancer Evolution 5MT
Lancer Evolution MR TC-SST
Five colours are offered across the Evolution range; Starlight, Titanium, Phantom Black, Red and the 14MY line-up sees
the return of the racy Lightning Blue.
Mitsubishi offers a five year/130,000 km new vehicle warranty and Capped Price Servicing for the first four years or
60,000 km of ownership on all new vehicles and one year Roadside Assist (extension available with conditions).
* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as
on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are