Mitsubishi Evo Gets A Stay Of Execution

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
mitsubishi evo gets a stay of execution

Although we previously reported that the Mitsubishi Evolution was slated to die for the 2015 model year, it appears that the Evo has been granted a last minute reprieve.

Our colleagues at AutoGuide spoke to a Mitsubishi Motors North America spokesperson, who confirmed that the Evo would be sticking around for 2015, with production commencing in July. Those looking for an alternative to the Subaru WRX/STI now have an extra year to get take home one of the most pure performance cars…in the wurrlldd.

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  • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on May 29, 2014

    I suppose they realized they only sell two models and an egg on wheels outside of Lancer.

    • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Jun 06, 2014

      Whenever I see a Lancer Estate I'm confused. From a distance I think, "Oh, that CRV has a suspension problem."

  • Krayzie Krayzie on May 29, 2014

    Probably couldn't stand Subaru building an Evo looking STI lol!

  • Stuki Stuki on May 29, 2014

    Hinting at farewell forever, is just the ticket to make fence sitters commit to buy one if only they didn't stop selling them. May have netted a few sales. It is a darned fine car, though; no matter if it's getting old, and isn't designed according to the currently popular "only rich toffs should crave fast cars" metric. In practice, the big killer is, or at least was, insurance rates charged to the target demo; 20 somethings with moving violations. A friend once got quoted higher full coverage for a high 20s Evo than a high 90s 911. The Evo may have been the faster car on most roads he drove, but still....

    • LeeK LeeK on May 29, 2014

      It's also the intercooler mounted in the front with the aluminum fenders and hood. Fender-benders become major repairs because of the fragility of the front end.

  • Jacob Jacob on May 30, 2014

    Mitsubishi North America must have realized that pulling the Evos out of showrooms is going to reduce the foot traffic by almost half (3 out of all 7 people who used to come to Mitsubishi dealers)