Today brings new info on the pending Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback. According to unnamed Japanese sources, there's another variant in the works dubbed the Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback-X. The "X" stands for extreme, obviously: Just look at the rock-crushing fender flares, the lifted suspension and the Subaru Impreza Outback-challenging ruggedness.

While this is just rendered speculation, those same sources claim the new Lancer Sportback will be entering markets by 2010, but no official word-on-high places the vehicle on US shores yet. However, the Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback will be tempting us from afar when it debuts at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. [Carscoop]