Japan''s Mitsubishi Motors has unwrapped the latest incarnation of its iconic
Lancer Evolution sports sedan.
to reports, Mitsubishi is counting on new products like its remodeled Outlander
sport utility vehicle and the Lancer sedan to drive global sales.
10th generation Lancer Evolution X, would be available in the overseas markets
starting February 2008. The Lancer has been loaded with the latest advanced features
since its launch in 1992, and this time around the Lancer Evolution X features
several new technologies as well.
six-speed automated manual transmission, the Twin Clutch SST, rivals Volkswagen
AG''s a similar dual-clutch system. It uses a dual automated clutch system to deliver
smooth shifting automatically, which makes for a sporty drive without manual shifting
down a winding road.
Lancer Evolution X is powered by a newly developed 2.0-litre turbocharged engine
that is lighter and less polluting than a previous version. An improved brake-assist
system regulates drive torque and braking force at each wheel to better reflect
the driver''s intent, as well as making the car safer on slippery surfaces.
to the company, by 31 march 2008, it expects to clock sales of 4,000 units in
Japan, and 2,300 units in North America following a February launch. The car will
be exported from the company''s Mizushima factory in Japan, to Europe and other
five-speed manual transmission version starts at just under 3 million yen ($26,080)
in Japan, while the twin clutch version costs 3.75 million yen ($32,600).
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