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					                   2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

The beloved, overachieving current-generation Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
X—the epitome of a rally car for the street, capable of conquering many
so-called “sports cars” that cost far more—may be going the way of the
dodo bird. Rumor has it that Mitsubishi will retire the legendary model
for greener pastures after the Evo X’s production run ends. And our
sources report that “green” is indeed the new policy for Mitsubishi
these days. We hear that the company, conforming to the laws of
automotive natural selection that favor a more environmentally friendly
species of transport, is working on a new 300-plus-bhp sports sedan that
will come wrapped in a more attractive upscale package, with either a
turbocharged diesel engine or diesel hybrid under the hood.
The car will be slightly larger than today’s Evo and get as much as 35
mpg combined. Greener for sure, and all this with the added benefit of
having more torque on tap, due to the stout grunt today’s clean diesels
deliver with their improved throttle response. Likely to be built in
China or Thailand—marking a significant change, as all Evos to date have
been built in Japan—the replacement car is yet to be named, but should
come out sometime in 2012.

Our sources also tell us it will be less of a hard-core sports car/sedan
and more of a supremely versatile, high-performance GT; one that might
approach the ideal of an Audi S4 or BMW 335i, with prices in the $30,000
range. All-wheel drive, with perhaps a 4-wheel steering option, will
continue to make this new Mitsubishi as capable in rain and snow as it is
on the track, while a possible roll-stabilizing suspension system should
improve the passengers’ in-cabin experience, as well as making the
chassis more responsive to the driver.
If the Green Revolution spawns an evolution of one of our favorite
performance cars...then the future not only looks cleaner, but brighter
too.




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Description: The beloved, overachieving current-generation Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X—the epitome of a rally car for the street, capable of conquering many so-called “sports cars” that cost far more—may be going the way of the dodo bird. Rumor has it that Mitsubishi will retire the legendary model for greener pastures after the Evo X’s production run ends. And our sources report that “green” is indeed the new policy for Mitsu�bishi these days. We hear that the company, conforming to the laws of automotive natural selection that favor a more environmentally friendly species of transport...