Jan 20, 2010 ID: 13173
Immediate Release

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution highlights

Lancer Evolution is an ultra high performance, 291 hp, full time all wheel drive, four door compact sports sedan that is absolutely bristling with cutting edge drivetrain technology and comes with an impressive heritage of international race and rally competition.

Available Models

Lancer Evolution GSR; Lancer Evolution MR

Handling Package, extra cost option on Evolution GSR:

  • Brembo® 2-piece front rotors
  • Bilstein® front and rear shock absorbers
  • Eibach® coil springs
  • 18x8.5” BBS forged alloy wheels
  • Large rear spoiler

Premium Package, now standard on Evolution MR:

  • Power glass sunroof with sunshade
  • Full leather seating surfaces
  • Auto rain-sensing wipers
  • Auto on/off headlamp control
  • Phantom black and silver interior accent panels and trims
  • Center console storage with lid
  • Insulated front windshield glass
  • Improved sound insulation
  • Mitsubishi Multi Communication System (MMCS)
  • GPS navigation with Diamond Lane Guidance
  • 40GB hard drive including 10GB digital Music Server
  • In-dash DVD/CD player
  • Multi-function 7” colour LCD touchscreen
  • 710W (max) Rockford Fosgate® high performance audio system
  • Sirius® satellite radio with six months complimentary service
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Bluetooth® hands-free cellular phone interface system with voice recognition

Driveline Engineering

  • 2.0 litre DOHC, 16 valve, MIVEC, turbocharged, intercooled, inline 4-cylinder with aluminum block and heads, producing 291 hp at 6,500 rpm and 300 lb-ft of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. Redline 7000 rpm, premium unleaded fuel
  • GSR – 5-speed manual transmission
  • MR – 6-speed Twin Clutch Sportronic® Shift Transmission
  • Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) real time vehicle dynamics control network employing the Active Centre Differential (ACD), Active Yaw Control (AYC) , Active Stability Control (ASC) and Sport ABS systems
  • Front helical Limited Slip Differential

Active Safety Systems: Chassis, Suspension & Brakes

  • Global performance platform; unibody RISE construction
  • Front suspension: inverted MacPherson struts with strut tower bar
  • Rear suspension: advanced multilink configuration
  • Stabilizer bars, front and rear
  • Forged aluminum suspension components
  • MR/GSR with Handling Package – Eibach® springs and Bilstein® shocks
  • Brembo® disc brakes, 351 mm (13.8 in.) front, 330 mm (13.0 in.) rear
  • MR/GSR with Handling Package – Brembo® two piece disc brake rotors
  • Anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Active Stability Control (ASC)
  • Power assisted rack and pinion steering, 2.27 turns lock to lock

Exterior Features

  • New – redesigned side air dam
  • New – Intelligent washer
  • New – flat wiper blades
  • New – Short pole roof mount antenna
  • GSR – Halogen auto-off headlamps with DRL
  • MR – Projector type HID auto-off headlamps with manual leveling
  • Fog Lamps
  • Rear combination tail lamps with black extension
  • Aluminum hood with air vents (colour keyed on MR)
  • Aluminum front fenders with air outlets (colour keyed on MR)
  • Colour keyed front & rear aero bumpers, side air dams
  • Colour keyed door handles and power side view mirrors
  • GSR – Small rear spoiler
  • GSR with Handling Package – Large rear spoiler
  • MR – No rear spoiler
  • GSR – 18 x 8.5 inch Enkei® cast alloy wheels; 245/40R18 Yokohama® ADVAN® asymmetrical tires
  • MR/GSR with Handling Package – 18 x 8.5 inch BBS® forged alloy wheels; 245/40R18 Yokohama® ADVAN® asymmetrical tires

Interior Features: Comfort and Convenience

  • New – High-contrast meter/tachometer with silver meter bezels
  • New – Improved interior door finish
  • New - Colour Multi-information LCD display: trip meter, odometer, outside temperature, average fuel consumption, driving distance to empty, service reminder, drive mode indicator, ACD mode indicator, TC-SST mode indicator, S-AWC real-time display, water temperature warning lamp, low fuel warning
  • Automatic air-condition climate control
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel with silver accent
  • Leather wrapped shift knob
  • Leather wrapped parking brake with chrome accent
  • Aluminum sport pedals, front map lights
  • Front cup holders (2) and cockpit accessory outlets (2)
  • Rear center armrest with cup holders
  • MR – Aluminum door scuff plate
  • GSR – RECARO™ heated front sport seats with sporty fabric
  • MR – RECARO™ heated front sport seats with leather seating surfaces
  • GSR – 140-watt CD/MP3 head unit with 6 speakers, digital signal processor and speed compensated volume and equalization control
  • MP3/Auxiliary stereo input jack
  • Steering wheel mounted cruise control
  • Steering wheel mounted Active Center Differential (ACD) switch (GSR)
  • Power windows with driver side auto-up, auto down, with safety function
  • Remote trunk and fuel lid release
  • GSR – Remote keyless entry with panic alarm feature
  • MR – FAST-key with panic alarm feature
  • MR – Sportonic® steering wheel magnesium-alloy paddle shifters
  • Sport-type speedometer/tachometer

Passive Safety & Security

  • Global performance platform; unibody RISE construction
  • Advanced dual stage front air bags with occupant seat position sensors
  • Side impact head protection curtain airbags
  • Front seat mounted side impact air bags
  • Driver’s knee air bag
  • Three point seat belts and head restraints for all occupants
  • Height adjustable front shoulder belts with pretensioner
  • Child safety locks, rear doors
  • LATCH system (lower anchor and tethers) for CRS
  • Steel side guard door beams
  • Anti-theft engine immobilizer
  • Anti-theft security alarm system
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

Other Standard Features

Side marker lamps • green laminated windshield • trunk entrapment release handle • cabin & trunk lamps • floor mats • + more

Key: Acc – extra cost dealer installed accessory; Opt – extra cost stand alone option; Pkg – extra cost factory installed package; Std – standard equipment

Mitsubishi “10-5-5” Warranty – Best Backed Cars in the World

Mitsubishi cars and sport utility vehicles are backed by a comprehensive “10-5-5” warranty. The powertrain is covered by a 10 year or 160,000 km limited warranty. The new vehicle limited warranty is covered for 5 years or 100,000 km. Lancer Evolution, Lancer Sportback Ralliart and Lancer Ralliart are backed by a comprehensive "5-3-5" warranty. The powertrain is covered by a 5 year or 100,000 km limited warranty. The new vehicle limited warranty is covered for 3 years or 60,000 km. The program also includes, on all Mitsubishi cars and sport utility vehicles, 24/7 emergency roadside assistance with free towing to the nearest authorized Mitsubishi retailer for warranty related repairs, for 5 years and unlimited km and an anti-corrosion/perforation limited warranty for any body sheet metal panel found to have developed perforation (metal rust-through) due to corrosion in normal use for 5 years and unlimited km.

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Media Contact
Michelle Lee-Gracey
Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada
Manager, Public Relations
michelle.lee-gracey@mmcan.ca