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Last Lancer Evolution Final Edition begins production in August

Mitsubishi announces the start of taking orders for the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition. How many will be produced?

The 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition signals the end of production for the last Lancer EVO X. Mitsubishi announced they will begin taking orders now for the Final Edition EVO in Japan. This will be a limited production run and only 1000 examples will be produced for the Japan market. Mitsubishi says the Final Edition performance model will begin production sometime in August of this year.

When the final 1000th 2015 Lancer Evolution Final Edition rolls off the assembly line in Japan, it will be the end of the EVO as we know it. The Evolution name will likely continue on in a very different vehicle for the Japanese automaker. Mitsubishi will produce an Evolution vehicle with eco-performance and it won’t be in a Lancer sedan trim.

Final Edition 2.0-liter MIVEC turbo engine specs

The 1000 Final Edition models will come with the 2.0-liter MIVEC turbo four cylinder engine, but Mitsubishi didn’t give power numbers. They did say it will feature newly adopted sodium inclusion exhaust valves and they will improve output and better power in medium and high speed range. The limited edition EVO won’t likely have the massive 473 hp that the Lancer Evolution X Final Edition Concept had that was seen at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January.

The production model will come standard with factory-installed Bilstein single cylinder shock absorbers, Eibach springs, Brembo two-piece large-diameter ventilated disc brakes in the front, and 18-inch BBS wheels wrapped in 245/40R18 high performance tires. The Final Edition models are based on the GSR trim and will come with a five-speed manual gearbox.

The Lancer Evolution is being discontinued after the 2015 model makes its final production run, but a new final Special Edition model is coming next year to the more.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition features

On the outside, the 1000 examples will come with a special dark chrome front grille with a gloss black bumper bar and hood vent surrounds. The roof panel will be offered in two colors, white or black, which can be matched with one of five body colors; red, white, gray, black and blue. Inside the Final Edition EVO will feature Recaro bucket seats, with a special red-stitching on the steering wheel, shift knob, parking brake handle and console lid that will all be covered in leather.

Also on the outside, a "Final Edition" badge will be mounted on the trunk lid, and the same logo will be shown on the multifunction display upon startup. A commemorative plaque on the console will identify each of the 1,000 cars. The list price is 4,298,400 Yen ($35,625 at current exchange rates) and the car begins production in August and will arrive in Japan showrooms shortly after.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution enthusiasts in the U.S. have been suffering withdrawal symptoms ever since Mitsubishi announced it was not building any more Evolution performance sedans. We know a special edition EVO is coming to North America after the last production models finish their run later this year. The U.S. spec 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition could be very similar to the Japan model. Stay tuned.


JeffS (not verified)    April 13, 2015 - 1:56PM

Mitsubishi earns a place in Auto History with the EVO. Not what I would choose to drive, but played a big
part in making, "supercar" type performance available to the masses. Gonna be interesting to see what they do for an encore.