Mitsubishi Motors has introduced Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution in the year 1992 as a high-performance sports car. The first Lancer Evo used 2 liters, turbocharged DOHC engine which was an all-wheel drive model. For the 2015 model year Mitsubishi released 1, 600 examples of the Evolution Final Edition which was the last run for this popular model after company announced discontinuation. Company has decided to shift focus on electric car technology instead of performance models. But it has been rumored recently that with a few changes in the previous model, the manufacturer is going to launch its new 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution will which will be an excellent choice for a powerful driving experience once again.
What should be new?
According to different sources, it is expected that new Lancer Evo is set to come with multiple changes in its exterior and interior design and with upgrades on the technology front. It will be interesting to see what the automaker is going to reveal in early 2017.
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution: Design changes
In the exterior design, the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is rumored to come with redesigned grille and bumper. With the incorporation of LED headlights and taillights, it also features LED foglights for better visibility.
This high-performance sports car will not compromise on in its style and design. The interior will consist of improved seats and redefined cabin with higher-quality materials. Sport-themed trims will include contrasting stitching and inserts on seats, dash and door panels.
There should also be technologically improved specifications. Lancer Evo will be incorporated with upgraded touchscreen interface system, navigation, strong sound system (Rockford Fosgate), HD and satellite radio, etc. It will also be available with leather upholstery, keyless entry and ignition, better sound insulation, heated front seats and more. The model should also add rear view camera and possibly a few advanced safety features as well.
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution: Performance
Thanks to the automaker that 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution should come in high-style with automatic dual-clutch and manual transmission for its standard advanced all-wheel drive system. With an excellent steering and handling characteristics, this car will have powerful responsive pinpoint reflexes.
It is expected to be equipped with powerful turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. It should be capable of producing around 300 HP of power and 305 lb-ft. of torque. It is predicted that new Lancer Evo will cover up to 60 mph in just above 4.0 seconds. Rumors have been all around that 2017 Lancer Evolution will offer thrilling driving experience in its class.
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution: Possible release date
The price of new 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is still uncertain, and buyers have to wait until its manufacturer announces it officially. It will be interesting to know about its price that might be released soon. Rumored relase date is said to be in early 2017.
So, there have been a lot of rumors all around while the official statement from the automaker is still under the roof. The time will show would these rumors turn out to be true.