Sneak Preview: The 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

The widely popular Lancer Evolution will undergo some fine-tuning and redesigning for its 2015 offering. In fact, Torque News has gone so far as to declare Mitsubishi fans will “storm the showroom” for this successor. But what makes it so great? Below, we outline why you will, indeed, see a stampede of people outside Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi waiting to take this car on a test drive.

Torque News on the Lancer Evolution’s success to date:

Mitsubishi is getting ready to launch the 2015 Lancer Evolution here in the U.S. and it will sell well. Mitsubishi Motors North America released sales figures of the Lancer Evolution and this was the best January through June sales total since 2008 for the EVO. Lancer Evolution sales totaled 1,569 for June and are up 14.5 percent year-to-date. There is a huge fan base of EVO fans who still want the performance car.

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What’s new with the design:

This new-generation speedster features considerable weight reduction thanks to employing lightweight materials, like aluminum and steel. This upgrade will enable better fuel economy, as well as enhance performance. We also can expect some changes to happen at the front part of this eleventh-generation vehicle concerning the look of its grille and headlights. Generally speaking, the entire body of the car will offer better aerodynamics and curvier lines. For the interior, this upcoming model will be supplied with two rows of seats spacious enough for five people. Furthermore, its dashboard will feature many valuable high tech and safety elements to enable comfortable and employ a safe drive.

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What kind of power will it have:

According to a little online research, this brand-new model will be supplied with two distinct engines. One of the options is likely to be a direct-injected turbocharged 2.0 L inline-4 powertrain that is estimated to be capable of developing 291 horsepower with 300 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, a hybrid variant of the same engine may also be offered, but mated to two electric motors, and therefore, it will have the ability to release 500 hp.

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Torque News on why people will buy it:

When EVO fans see the kind of performance this new-generation Lancer Evolution can produce, they will get on board in a big way. This younger performance-minded generation understands the need for performance cars to be environmentally friendly. The new-generation performance car will offer the best of both worlds. All we have to do is look at these recent race results to see the performance that will be available. There are large numbers of performance fans who will buy this new technology in a performance car.

The 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is the last of its kind, but Mitsubishi isn’t done with Rally racing yet and will use the valuable information the MMC engineers gather from the new Outlander PHEV and the MiEV Evolution III all-electric racecars for the next-generation Lancer Evolution development. Stay tuned.

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