2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

The Japanese automaker Mitsubishi has just announced details about the 2010 Lancer Evolution X for its home market and it looks like they are only making it better. Mitsubishi made enough of these turbocharged all wheel drive sports car in 2008 to last through the 2009 model year, so the announcement of a new 2010 model is a good sign and means that things are back on track for the super car fighting sport compact from the diamond star carmaker. Keep in mind that these updates are currently only being confirmed for the Japanese spec model, but it shouldn’t take too long for the U.S. market to feel the benefits of the upgrades.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

The JDM 2010 EVO X now comes with a lower hanging set of side skirts and some new lightweight plastic pieces that actually shed about three pounds off the X’s front end. The new appearance package improves the looks of new Evolution model making it ground effects package that looks as nice as any aftermarket kit on the market. On the inside Mitsubishi has upgraded the monochromatic LCD display on the EVO’s gauges with a more colorful unit that also features a few more performance enhancing functions.

Aside from the aesthetics, the single largest change to the Lancer Evolution lineup is that even the entry level GSR, the 4B11 turbocharged four banger will be mated to a six speed twin clutch transmission from the current top of the line MR model . That means that there will be no more heel toe shifting or manually banging of the five forward gears that made driving an EVO have a more visceral feel. That is not to say that there is anything wrong with an extra cog to improve fuel economy on the highway or a gearbox that is more intelligent than the human behind the wheel, at least when it comes to shifting. However this means that tuners looking to upgrade their vehicles will now have to worry about modifying their SST transmissions as well.

Press release after the jump.

Exterior

2010 - 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer - Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase104.3 in. /2650 mm
Length177.0 in. /4495 mm
Width71.3 in. /1810 mm
Height58.3 in. / 1480mm
Track, Front60.8 in. /1545 mm
Track, Rear60.8 in. /1545 mm
Min. Ground Clearance5.5 in. /140 mm

Interior

2010 - 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer - Interior Dimensions

Head Room (with sunroof)
Front40.6 in. /1031mm (39.5/1003)
Rear36.9 in. /937 mm(36.9/937)
Leg Room
Front42.5 in. /1080 mm
Rear33.3 in. /846 mm
Shoulder Room
Front54.7 in. /1389 mm
Rear54.3 in. /1379 mm
Hip Room
Front53.3 in. /1353 mm
Rear54.1 in. /1374 mm
Passenger Volume93.2 cu. ft. (91.8 cu. ft.)
Luggage volume6.9 cu. ft.

Drivetrain

2010 - 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer - Drivetrain/Specifications

Type2.0L MIVEC DOHC 16-valve Inline 4-cylinder, turbocharged/intercooled2.0L MIVEC DOHC 16-valve Inline 4-cylinder, turbocharged/intercooled
Engine Code4B11 T/C4B11 T/C
MaterialsAluminum block/ aluminum cylinder headsAluminum block/ aluminum cylinder heads
Bore x Stroke3.4 in. x 3.4 in. / 86.0 mm x 86.0mm3.4 in. x 3.4 in. / 86.0 mm x 86.0mm
Compression Ratio9.0:19.0:1
Displacement2.0L /1998 cc2.0L /1998 cc
Horsepower @ RPM (BHP)291@6500 rpm291@6500 rpm
Torque @ RPM (lb-ft.)300 @4000 rpm300 @4000 rpm
Redline7000 rpm7000 rpm
Emissions50 State: Tier 2 bin 5 LEV II LEV50 State: Tier 2 bin 5 LEV II LEV
Engine Oil Type5W-305W-30
Recommended FuelPremium Unleaded,93[(MON+RON)/2] minPremium Unleaded,93[(MON+RON)/2] min
Fuel SystemMPIMPI

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20 comments:

Great idea on Mitsubishi’s part with the design of the diesel engine and the batteries making it a hybrid. But come on people buy the evo for performance not for the gas mileage and ok yes it still can get up and go but hardly ever do people keep the evo’s stock. Most of the cars are modded and ecu’s reflashed now how is the stock ecu going to react to mods let alone trying to figure out how the ecu interacts with everything so that it can be reflashed to work with after market parts. Just my thoughts take it for what its worth to you.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X is a fascinating model! I sure love its features and performance. Good thing that they will sell it on a very good price. smiley

I was fascinated with the new model that was released for the past few months, and I almost forgot the Evo, which is the truly I love! I was amazed on how they put SST in the 330. Is it possible to go in FQ-360 too?

£50k? yeah, it expensive but not overpriced. just consider how fantastic its performance. I think they will not be having any problem in selling this on the UK market. whoever is going to buy this car considers the performance rather than the design and luxury!

Come on, It is a hot car but not a hardcore track car. IMO this extra comfort options not bad idea for everyday using.

I wonder what is the difference between the old Lancer EVO X than the new one, other than the mufflers makes the car more racing looks.

@reneered : do you know what supercars mean? I think they’re called supercars because they have fast and powerful engine. Lancer EVO X is just a sports car with speed that can beat the sports car of BMW and Lamborghini, but I think it can’t be considered as a super car.

@rogermanalac: if you’ll ask me, Lancer EVO is way better than Subaru Impreza but, not to Eclipse Spyder.

I think they changed or added more weight and improved the handling on the 2010 lancer. IMO Lancer’s case or body is too light that’s why some of the lancer owners need to upgrade their car so that they can drive at ease.

I like the aggressive look of the lancer evo x. Props to upgraded performance & style.

better looking if the color is 888Red with TM stripes, I’d really like to see an Evo X in Tommi makinen Edition.

will the Mitsubishi motor company also create a hatchback EVO? dang... I wonder how it looks like...

since the birth of EVO until now, it has been a favorite car for rally and street race, even drifting.

So sad that MMC – Tommy Makinen Custom stopped it’s production. The EVO X will be greater if MMC Produces TM Edition again, I really Love seeing the Stripes of White and Black the Trade Mark of TM who makes the legend of EVO on the WRC.

Impreza WRX is way better than your evo x, Subaru engine will out perform MIVEC Engines.

Of course they keep on researching and developing to out-perform their competitors like the Subaru Impreza WRX, Ford Focus WRC and Citroen but for me Exterior looking of EVO X is more and far better than FOCUS and Impreza. thanks to ABS and ASC/TCL it’s handling is more effective and safer than before. I really love to see evo x in rally specially when it is used in drifting.

Whatever happened to the Sportsbac version? Are they still going to push for it now that they are upgrading the EVO X?

I had no problems with the 2009 appearance. Although some car enthusiasts made it look better during the aftermarket. So I’m really happy and excited to see what they will unleash after they made everything better than what the modifiers did.

Yes, super cars can beat Mitsubishi Evolution when it comes to speed, but no other can can beat it when it comes to handling. It’s impossible to outshine rally champions when it comes to this.

I thought they have already perfected the 2009 model. How come these guys never loses ways and ideas to make Mitsubishi Evolution even better than what it is now? Do you guys ever sleep?

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