Mitsubishi Outlander Gets Evo-Style Twin-Clutch SST Transmission For Euro MarketS

We don't really understand Mitsubishi anymore. They once offered a selection of great cars combining looking good and going fast. In the last couple of years, we've felt like their design department has lost their way, the quality has slipped and the only car worth talking about is a boy-racer sedan with a sticker price above forty large. Take for instance the latest announcement from Mitsubishi that the European version of the Mitsubishi Outlander will be fitted with the high tech Twin-Clutch SST transmission from the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X.

The auto shifting flappy-paddle manual makes sense in a sports car like the Evolution X, but we're having trouble figuring out what place it has in a 3,500 lb crossover. Where's the demand for such a system? What's the market? Is there some Outlander Autocross circuit we don't know about? [CarScoop]