2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution gets price cut for its last hurrah
What better way to send out the last 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution than with a reduction in price. Lancer Evolution is going away after this year and performance fans will get a going away present from Mitsubishi. It’s not much of a gift, but the 2015 Lancer Evolution GSR with a 5-speed manual gearbox will be priced $500 lower than the outgoing model. The 2015 Lancer Evolution MR with a 6-speed twin clutch Sportronic Shift automatic will get a price increase of $800.
Prices could be much higher
Of course these are suggested retail prices and dealers are free to establish their own markups and margins as the last performance cars from the Japanese automaker hit dealer showrooms. And they might be much more if performance fans storm Mitsubishi showrooms like they are expected to do. The outgoing 2014 models have been selling quickly, and Mitsubishi reported that the performance sedan saw its best sales in August since 2008. While Mitsubishi Lancer sales have dropped YTD, 2014 model EVO sales are the best they have ever been in the last six years. And we would expect the 2015 models should be hot sellers also.
The last EVO
The 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution removes itself from the performance car race after this tenth-generation EVO is done here in the U.S. This will be the last generation of the rally-bred Lancer Evolution that won four straight World Rally Championship titles. Mitsubishi Motors is going in a different direction with their entire lineup and will now focus entirely on environmentally-friendly cars.
Mitsubishi chose to discontinue the Lancer Evolution in most other global markets, but the 2015 Lancer Evolution high-performance sports sedan will continue on for one more year in the U.S. market. The Lancer Evolution sadly bows out, and this will be the last of this breed for Mitsubishi. Lancer Evolution will still be offered in two trims, GSR and MR models.
A few upgrades for 2015
Mitsubishi isn’t doing much for the last performance models GSR and MR. The 2015 Lancer Evolution gets a few upgrades for its last hurrah. All EVO models will feature new heated side view mirrors with turn indicators and drop cup holder with lid. That’s the only changes made to all 2015 Lancer Evolution models in the lineup. Both performance sedans get a few updates to their trim packages.
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Options for 2015
Options for the 2015 Lancer Evolution includes a new Premium Package ($3,800) that includes leather seating, power glass sunroof, heated front seats, sound dampening enhancement and piano-black front console box with lids. A Sight and Sound Package $2,000) can be added separately and comes with Rockford Fosgate premium sound system, HID headlights and FAST-key entry system. A Touring Package ($2,000) adds Leather seating, Power Sunroof, heated front seats, sound deadening materials and scuff plates. Other options can be ordered for the performance cars like Navigation ($2,375), Exterior Package ($1,500) and number of other port options to upgrade the sports car.
No changes under the hood but a new special edition coming
No changes were made to the competent Lancer Evolution performance drivetrain. It’s still powered by the 2.0-liter turbocharged and intercooled MIVEC 4-cylinder engine, it comes with a rally-bred suspension, Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive system and choice of a short-throw 5-speed manual gearbox or rapid-fire 6-speed Twin-Clutch Sportronic Shift Transmission (TC-SST). Although, Mitsubishi is reported to be bringing a new more powerful “Special Action Model” to the U.,S. with more horsepower and other performance improvements. Mitsubishi has not announced pricing on the model.
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Mitsubishi announces pricing for the 2015 Lancer Evolution and it gets a price decrease of $500 on the GSR and an increase of $800 on MR models. Mitsubishi chose to discontinue the Lancer Evolution in most other global markets, but the 2015 Lancer Evolution high-performance sports sedan will continue on for one more year in the U.S. market. The Lancer Evolution sadly bows out with this last performance model, and it will be the last of its breed for Mitsubishi. What’s up next for a new high-performance model from MMC? Stay tuned.
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