Mitsubishi undertook a project when they revamped their staple, the Lancer Sedan, into a high performance sports sedan designed for racing. The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Sedan, known to most enthusiasts as simply the Evo, may have the namesake of its predecessor but that is where the similarities end. The Evo was designed in the 1990's for the purpose of competing in the World Rally Championship racing series and the modifications made to the car before production ensured that it would be successful at the task. A road going version was later designed for the Japanese market, but outcry from the fans led to the Evo's introduction into the North American market in 2003.
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Sedan may have been a remake of the well-known Lancer, but this high performance vehicle has a stylish look and superior handling that puts it in a separate class from the economy car its name was derived from. The Evo is proud to boast performance abilities that are known to rival the best European sports cars and is packed with features that generally come only on pricier models. Each model of the Evo is built for those that crave a high powered sports sedan in a compact and affordable model.
Over the years since its inception, the Evo has been through ten different models and each one is given a roman numeral to signify its place. Today's Mitsubishi Evolution Sedan, the Evolution X, comes in two trims and stocked with stylish and beneficial safety and performance features. All wheel drive and a 291 horsepower 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine ensure that drivers will get the best acceleration and highest power from their Evo while being able to grab curves effectively and handle the road like a professional.
With the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, drivers are given a high powered engine, superior handling when on the road and the most intense driving experience available in this price range. Not only will the Evo measure up to every driver's expectations in performance, the look of the car lets others know that this is a high performance vehicle ready to take on any challenge.
Performance is not the only priority with the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Sedan. The Evo takes appearance very seriously as well. After all, what good is a high performance sports sedan if it does not look like one. That was the goal behind the design of both trims of the Evo and is the consistent goal as upgrades to the stylish designs are made. When it comes to appearance, the Evo ranks at the top with a look that imitates much higher cost sports cars.