A Mitsubishi Motors representative has recently confirmed with inautonews.com that the iconic Lancer Evolution will not be getting a successor.
The Mitsubishi officials seem to be very aware of how important the Lancer Evolution was to the brand but even so, the company has no plans of offering a successor of it. However, high-performance vehicles made by Mitsubishi will not die at the same time with the Lancer EVO because the carmaker says that the technologies found on it will be evolving in other MMC cars.
“The Lancer Evolution has contributed greatly to MMC technologies that will continue to evolve in other MMC vehicles, but the Lancer Evolution series comes to an end with the Final Edition, which will launch in the U.S. later this year. Unfortunately at this point I don’t have any specifics I can pass along on the Final Edition”, said the Mitsubishi official to inautonews.com.
As you probably already know by now, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition is currently available for order in Japan, for 4,298,400 yen, or the equivalent of 33,900 euros, at the current exchange rates. Only 1,000 units of the model will become available and each one is coming with a plaque telling you which number it is, with high-performance brakes signed by Brembo, with BBS 18-inch wheels, Recaro seats, black leather in the cabin with red stitching and an unknown engine under its hood which Mitsubishi will not disclose, just yet. We do know that the concept car had 473 HP from the four-cylinder 2.0L turbo but chances are this will be more toned down.