MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION X
Mitsubishi has put production of the Lancer Evolution X on hold. Mitsubishi spokesperson told that no changes were planned for the 2009 model, but the 2010 variant would benefit from a few minor revisions.Below are the detail news from motorauthority and autoblog.
Read The Detail News From Motorauthority By Viknesh Vijayenthiran.
NO 2009 MODEL YEAR FOR MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION X
Cash-strapped Mitsubishi won’t be updating its high-performance Lancer Evolution X for the 2009 model year for the U.S. market, with inventory levels for the 2008 model sufficient enough to last the whole year.
The Evo X has been runaway success for Mitsubishi, with sales up 50.9% for 2008. Speaking with KickingTires, Mitsubishi spokesperson Christine Jew said there are no changes planned for 2009 and that current inventories will last until the arrival for a 2010 model later this year. Jew also confirmed that a few minor changes will be implemented for the 2010 model.
Mitsubishi hasn’t revealed exact numbers on its Evo X sales but with prices ranging from between $30,000 and $40,000 the cars are starting to look less attractive as the market continues to slump.
Mitsubishi recently introduced a new range of updates for its Japanese-spec Evo X and although the changes were limited to the Japanese market they could preview some planned revisions for the North American models as well.
Among the list of updates were a more powerful engine, a new ‘GSR-Premium’ range-topper, and revised bodykit.
Read The Detail News From The Autoblog By Damon Lavrinc.
UPDATE: PRODUCTION OF MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION X SKIPPED FOR 2009 IN U.S.
Mitsubishi has put production of the Lancer Evolution X on hold, saying there’s enough inventory to make it through the end of the year when the 2010 model is released. Mitsubishi spokesperson Christine Jew told KickingTires that no changes were planned for the 2009 model, but the 2010 variant would benefit from a few minor revisions. Inventory tracking through Cars.com confirms that there are plenty of Evos available (887 2008 models, to be specific), but that doesn’t mean the new Evo X is a flop; sales of Mitsu’s rally rocket were up over 50% in 2008.
UPDATE: We spoke with Christine from Mitsubishi about Evo production, and it’s hardly a “halt.” The 2009 Evo will continue to be produced for Canada and Puerto Rico, so Mitsubishi is only skipping the U.S. market for the 2009 model year. As some of you pointed out, this is primarily due to the late launch the Evo received last year. The 2010 model will go on sale this summer and will feature some “minor,” undisclosed tweaks.