REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum


Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Automotive Chat > Vancouver Auto Chat

Vancouver Auto Chat 2016 VAC Community Head Moderator: Raid3n

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-06-2014, 11:52 PM   #1
I WANT MY 10 YEARS BACK FROM RS.net!
 
Timpo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: ...
Posts: 20,300
Thanked 4,523 Times in 1,357 Posts
No more Lancer EVO

Mitsubishi Confirms No Lancer Evo Replacement Planned?But Final Edition Coming ? News ? Car and Driver | Car and Driver Blog

Mitsubishi Confirms No Lancer Evo Replacement Planned—But the Model Will Go Out In Style
December 1, 2014 at 4:30 pm by Jens Meiners

The turbocharged, all-wheel-drive Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution may not have much life left in it, but at least it is getting a nice send-off. At least, that’s the conclusion we reached after Don Swearingen, executive vice president for sales at Mitsubishi in North America, answered several inquiries from Jalopnik readers with tasty nuggets of future-product information. Swearingen says that the company is planning for a special-edition Evo model and that it will be launched in June or July of 2015 “as a going away edition.”

The details are to our liking. The final Evo won’t be fitted with the MR variant’s dual-clutch automatic transmission. Says Swearingen: “It’s a GSR five-speed.” And there is more: “More horsepower, some suspension tuning, and some bits [and] pieces that are still being finalized.” In its current state, the Evo’s turbocharged four-cylinder engine is rated for 291 horsepower—we fully expect the farewell edition to push out over 300 horsepower. There is no information on pricing yet, but it’s safe to assume the unique model will cost more than the current Evo GSR, which retails for $35,305.

Also according to Swearingen, around 2000 units will be available, and we suspect that a lot of them won’t remain in stock condition. (The Evo GSR is a rewarding object of modification and enhancement, and we see no reason why the fanboys Mitsu is targeting with the special edition wouldn’t uphold the tradition.) But perhaps the final Evos’ future owners would do well to keep the cars original. After all, there may never be another Evo, at least not as we know it. Mitsubishi is shifting its focus toward eco-friendly, hybridized appliances, and Swearingen claims that “There are currently no plans for an Evo XI.”

Advertisement
Timpo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2014, 11:57 PM   #2
I WANT MY 10 YEARS BACK FROM RS.net!
 
Timpo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: ...
Posts: 20,300
Thanked 4,523 Times in 1,357 Posts
Mitsubishi have killed...

Lancer Evolution
FTO
GTO (3000GT VR-4)
Diamante
Eclipse
Galante
Timpo is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 12-06-2014, 11:57 PM   #3
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
SpeedStars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 2,687
Thanked 4,036 Times in 943 Posts
I personally dont think this was a good choice for Mitsubishi. With it's current line-up of cars I would say even they dont know what direction to go. I mean if they still has the Evo, the persona of a rally heritage would still be present. But right now all they have is a mediocre SUV, a really bad econobox, and a 7 year old car that has nothing going for it...
__________________
'16 WRX

'93 GSR

'99 EXPEDITION
SpeedStars is online now   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 12-07-2014, 09:35 PM   #4
Need to Seek Professional Help
 
GotRice?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: 604 area
Posts: 1,016
Thanked 250 Times in 92 Posts
i thought they are coming out with a Hybrid Lancer Evo... i guess that plan got scrap..
__________________
------------------------------------
06 GSE21
03 B15U Spec V -sold-
95 AE101L -sold-
GotRice? is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2014, 10:35 PM   #5
Even when im right, revscene.net is still right!
 
Klondike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,311
Thanked 2,355 Times in 502 Posts
Mitsubishi only has one good halo car and they've killed it. What's left is a mediocre brand that's behind the competition. Did they not learn from Suzuki?
__________________
'18 Mk7.5 1.8tsi (5MT)

'03 E120 1ZZ-FE (4AT)

'02 YS3E B235R (5MT)
27th Sept 2015 - 17th Sept 2017


༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
Klondike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2014, 02:06 AM   #6
Cant Stop Modding Fat Cars w/ Cheap Pasts!
 
StylinRed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: CELICAland
Posts: 23,174
Thanked 9,305 Times in 3,331 Posts
I think Mitsubishi may be planning on winding down their auto business in North America anyhow so... :/
StylinRed is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 12-08-2014, 02:28 AM   #7
I wish I was where I was when I wished I was here
 
hchang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: West Coast
Posts: 4,859
Thanked 3,046 Times in 714 Posts
Good time to buy Subaru stocks?
hchang is offline   Reply With Quote
This post FAILED by:
Old 12-08-2014, 07:30 AM   #8
Rs has made me the man i am today!
 
white rocket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Your Moms House
Posts: 3,472
Thanked 3,478 Times in 1,279 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by StylinRed View Post
I think Mitsubishi may be planning on winding down their auto business in North America anyhow so... :/
I'm thinking this as well. It's been rumoured for years so it's no surprise that they're scrapping their performance flagship.
white rocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2014, 08:17 AM   #9
Even when im right, revscene.net is still right!
 
Bahhbeehhaaaa's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Van C
Posts: 1,310
Thanked 1,712 Times in 348 Posts
anyone know what happened on july 24th, 2013? MMTOF stock priced jumped almost 1000%
https://www.google.ca/finance?q=MMTO...GY-PigK38YD4AQ
__________________
The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire;
The size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.
Bahhbeehhaaaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2014, 02:14 PM   #10
I *Fwap* *Fwap* *Fwap* to RS
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Y
Posts: 1,550
Thanked 1,373 Times in 391 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bahhbeehhaaaa View Post
anyone know what happened on july 24th, 2013? MMTOF stock priced jumped almost 1000%
https://www.google.ca/finance?q=MMTO...GY-PigK38YD4AQ
Recalls
Mitsubishi recalls 650,000 Japan cars on fire risk | Fox News
Recalls: Mitsubishi?s 2013 Outlander Sport recalled for defective front strut towers - egmCarTech
v_tec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2014, 10:31 PM   #11
I STILL don't get it
 
R. Mutt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: VanCity
Posts: 486
Thanked 931 Times in 183 Posts
MMC is restructuring their lineup after years of poor sales in the North American market. In order to do so they have to kill the existing lineup and performance vehicles are not their bread and butter. They will focus on hybrid and electric technology as that is the future of automobiles. Eventually when they reclaim enough of the market they'll return new version in the performance market.
R. Mutt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2014, 10:38 PM   #12
2x Variable Nockenwellen Steuerung
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: N49.2 W122.1
Posts: 6,176
Thanked 1,174 Times in 704 Posts
EVO and Impreza are icons on the past. Modern rally cars look nothing like them.

With so much competition in the sub 50k market. It is better for MMC to give up on the past and focus on creating something new and iconic.
godwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Revscene.net cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of Revscene.net