Thursday, July 10, 2014

MasHD Autonews - Mitsubishi's Evolution to end after 2015

Mitsubishi has hit some rough ground over the past few years , but that might get even rougher as the company has confirmed its decision to send the Mitsubishi Evo to rest after 2015 (Markets outside the U.S have already said bye-bye to the brand since the beginning of the year)  . Mitsubishi , rather ironically has released black and white photos of the 2015 Mitsubishi Evo in a way to mourn the passing of the rally spec performance sedan . The 2015 model is said to come with the same 2.0 Liter turbocharged 291 horsepower engine as its predecessor and it will have the usual all wheel drive system onboard . The base version is said to include leather in the steering wheel, a 6 speaker sound system , Bluetooth control and a central dash with a 6.1" touchscreen display .18" wheels are standard and so as the usual Brembo brakes . Transmission comes with a 5 speed manual .You can get a sunroof ,  leather upholstery everywhere and heated seats if you order the premium  package . If you wan't more , you can spec for BBS rims , Xenon headlamps , Rockford fosgate sound system and a 6 speed dual-clutch transmission , Eibach springs with Bilstein shock absorbs with the MR variant . The price of the basic 2015 Evo is said to be close to that of its predecessor .

However it is , we are sure to miss the Evo as it left a permanent mark in the history of motorsport and street racing  The decision to end the "Evolution" was mostly in favor of introducing a newer hybrid/electric powertrain , the transmission and the powertrain might use a dual clutch / electric power system but so far ,the project is still in development . 

Written by Rakitha for MasHD

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via - Jalopnik

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