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Published on June 3rd, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Will The Mitsubishi EVO 11 Ever Arrive In Our Lifetime

This is another rendering of the Lancer EVO 11 which is long overdue. 

Launched in October 1st 2007, the Lancer Evolution X was the last high-performance 4WD sedan from the company that trilled us with the iconic EVO name and the many rally wins from its very first Lancer 2000 Turbo in 1984 that produced a very impressive 280PS (pictured below).

Mitsubishi EVO 11_Lancer 2000 Turbo

Featuring a new platform, engine, and exterior and interior designs, the totally redesigned 2.0-liter model will carry a tax-inclusive price tag ranging from ¥2,997,750 to ¥3,750,600. It was launched in Malaysia at a high selling price of RM315,000 with just a one-year warranty and was still sold out in weeks. 

In march 2009, this Mitsubishi EVO X joined the Malaysian Police department highway chase fleet. 25 units were purchased and if you are lucky you might be able to spot one on our North South highway.  

Mitsubishi EVO 11 _front view

The development goal for the new Lancer Evolution X was to make the car as fast as possible, while also making it as safe to drive as possible. To that end Lancer Evolution X is loaded with the very latest in automotive engineering technology, including the Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) vehicle dynamics control system and the newly developed, power-efficient Twin Clutch Sport Shift Transmission (TC-SST). Lancer Evolution X is a new-generation high-performance 4WD sedan that allows a new category of driver access to Mitsubishi’s dynamic driving experience by underpinning speed with control, security and safety.

Mitsubishi EVO 11 _rear view

The 2007 model EVO X delivered 297bhp @ 6,500 and 422Nm of torque at 3,500rpm. In December 2015, Mitsubishi sent the EVO X into retirement with a 308bhp version, limited to just 1,000 units in Japan only and its engine produced 429Nm of torque at 3,500rpm. 

Since then there has been no official word on when the EVO XI will arrive and some rumors over the years have suggested a full retirement of the nameplate and others have said that the XI might arrive anytime soon.

Some time in middle of 2019, rumors started up on the development of the EVO XI but with a shared drivetrain. With the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi platform sharing news that was circulating, it was suggested that the current Mégane RS underpinnings of some 300 horsepower would be used, but the new EVO might add a hybrid system to boost power closer to 350 horsepower.

Meanwhile, here are some very interesting renderings of the next generation EVO which has been circulating on the internet and they look production ready. Meanwhile the current generation Subaru WRX STI is selling in Malaysia with no real rival (the EVO has always been it immediate rival) and is priced at RM271,000. Well, you could also look at the Renault Megane R.S which is priced from RM279,888 as another performance car option. 

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