Possible Return of the Lancer Evolution

When the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution was discontinued in 2008 after a ten-year run, Mitsubishi enthusiasts were disappointed to see the beloved sports car come off the market. The Evo X took its place until it was discontinued internationally in 2017. Now, there are rumors of the possible return of the Lancer Evolution — an idea that has thrilled sports car fans around the globe.

There is speculation that a new Mitsubishi vehicle will be named the Lancer Evolution XI, in the spirit of the Evo X. Rumors are swirling that the new Lancer will be built upon the CMF-C/D F4 platform, a creation of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.

Its drivetrain options are purported to be similar to the Renault Megane RS. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a dual-clutch gearbox for seamless shifting are likely options for the new Lancer, along with an S-AWC four-wheel-drive setup.

Mitsubishi chairman and former CEO Osamu Masuko is behind a push to revive the automaker’s powerful, high-performance cars, marking him as the person most likely behind the possible return of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.

While the Lancer has been internationally discontinued since 2017, the saloon version of the car is still popular in Chinese-speaking markets, proving that the car still has wide appeal.

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Mitsubishi Sells the Last Lancer Evolution on eBay for Charity

When Mitsubishi announced that they would be discontinuing the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution line, we knew that its final days were upon us. What we didn’t know is exactly how Mitsubishi would sell the last unit of the vehicle: on eBay.

That’s right; Mitsubishi sold the very last Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution on eBay, via their auction format, ultimately selling it for $76,400. That is certainly a high price for a Lancer Evo model, but is it a high price for the last one ever? Not to one lucky collector.

The model itself was a special “Final Edition” version of the vehicle, powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine and producing up to 303 horsepower.  Though it may not be the most powerful vehicle on the road, it’s arguably one of the closest to unique.

The best part of Mitsubishi’s decision was their concept of giving the proceeds to charity, with the proceeds from the eBay auction going to Feeding America and the Second Harvest Food Bank, in respect to Hunger Action Month.

Though the last Lancer Evolution has now been sold, we know that Mitsubishi will create many more brilliant models in the years ahead. To see what Mitsubishi currently has in store, contact us or visit us anytime at Biggers Mitsubishi.