Following its launch in Japan this week, the new Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X, to be dubbed Lancer Evolution in the states, will make its show debut in upside-down world. The new Evo will be unveiled at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney next week, alongside the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 and Lotus Exige Sport 240. Sorry, Tokyo, it's hoons for the win. [via World Car Fans]
One of 2007's most anticipated cars, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, will be unveiled in final production form at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney on 11 October. The world motor show premiere of the Evolution X tops an all-star line-up of new vehicles at the Show in Sydney, including the world premieres of the Toyota LandCruiser 200 and Lotus Exige Sport 240, a preview of the Volkswagen Touareg R50 plus new production and concept models from GM Holden and Ford. The Australian International Motor Show will additionally feature the Asia-Pacific motor show premieres of the new-generation Audi A4, Ferrari 430 Scuderia, Peugeot 308 and new-generation Mazda6.
The 10th generation of Mitsubishi's iconic Evo boasts aggressive new styling, an all-new turbocharged and intercooled four-cylinder engine, advanced all-wheel drive and a new twin-clutch sequential manual transmission. With an impeccable lineage that has included nine race-, rally- and award- winning models - several of which have been sold in the Australian market - the 2008 Lancer Evolution X is the newest and most sophisticated version of the legendary bloodline. Mitsubishi Motors Australia CEO Robert McEniry said the Evolution X remained true to the model's core value of thrilling performance, with the added advantage of all-round capability and increased user technology.
"The 2008 Lancer Evolution is a complete performance package," Mr McEniry said. "It has a powerful new engine and also inherent user technology to ensure incredible flexibility and grip, and enhanced handling and dynamics." The all-new Evo showcases cutting-edge vehicle control engineering and technology such as the famed Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) dynamic handling system offering extraordinary levels of driver control, and the new optional automated manual Twin-Clutch Sportronic Shift Transmission (TC-SST).
Also featured on the Mitsubishi stand at the Australian International Motor Show will be the full range of variants from the all-new Lancer sedan. The recently released 2008 Lancer range includes three highly specified variants - the ES, VR and VRX - all jam-packed with a host of important safety features including Active Stability Control with Traction Control (ASTC), standard across the entire range.
The Australian International Motor Show opens to the public at 5pm on Thursday 11 October at the Darling Harbour Exhibition and Convention Centre, Sydney, and runs to 21 October. Details of dates, opening times and ticket prices - along with updates on new models - are available at www.australianmotorshow.com.