An end of a long era, most of those Lancer enthusiasts have enough reason to be in sorrow. The high performance sports sedan manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors, that was based on the normal Lancer is going to be discontinued. There have been ten generations of the Lancer Evolution to date, each generation vehicle had a success story. This decision of discontinuing was in the pipe line for sometime, finally officials cleared the air and stated that the Lancer Evolution would be discontinued a the end of 2015. The company has decided to focus on vehicles that in corporate electric technology, though a 'Final Edition' will be offered with special production number badges. The Final Edition is based off the current GSR model featuring new enhancements and increases to horsepower and torque.
The heart of the Final Edition is a 5-speed transmission paired with a turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder engine that produces 303hp at 6,500rpm and 305lb.ft torque at 4,000rpm. Performance is further enhanced by use of lightweight two-piece Brembo brake rotors up front, accompanied by Bilstein shock absorbers and Eibach springs at all four corners. As with all the 2015 Lancer Evolutions, the Final Edition model features Mitsubishi's innovative and unmatched Super All-Wheel control system.
The Final Edition model receives exterior upgrades including a Final Edition badge in the rear, black painted aluminium roof, dark chrome painted Enkei alloy wheels, gloss black center bumper and hood air outlet and dark chrome front grille surround. Final Edition models will be offered in four colors; new Pearl White, Rally Red, Mercury Gray and Octane Blue. Out of all these colors, the blue variant is one of the most demanded and seen vehicles.
Inside, a numbered plaque on the center console denotes the number of its limited Final Edition model. In addition, Final Edition models receive a black headliner, pillars, sun visors and assist handles and red accent stitching for sport seats, steering wheel, shift knob, console lid, floor-mats and e-brake handle. With its incredible combination of power, agility and Super All-Wheel Control, the Lancer Evolution is one of the most well-known sports sedans and is revered by gearheads around the globe. The Final Edition model pays homage to Evo's remarkable place in the automotive history and takes it one step further as the most powerful mass-production Lance Evolution ever built.
There isn't any information of the prices yet, considering the price of the X generation evolution which was priced at ₹49.95Lakhs, the Final Edition could be a few lakhs more. Considering a few technical tweaks and more than that it bears the 'Final Edition' badge. There's only a limited line of the Final Edition and lets see if any make it in to the Indian Market.
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Its finalized, Evolution is going to be extinct and Mitsubishi will be releasing limited vehicles of the 2015 final edition.
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