The Cedia C segment sedan isn’t the only Mitsubishi sedan that has been pulled off the shelves in India. The legendary Evo X, which is known to be one of the meanest sedans from the Japanese auto maker, too has been discontinued,.
Mitsubishi India’s official websit says “Production laid to rest. But the legend lives on”.
It may be noted that the Indian subsidiary of the famous Japanese auto maker has previously stated that intends to keep its focus on the fast developing SUV market and this was reason enough for us to believe that the new Lancer, with a diesel heart, isn’t headed our way. Mitsubishi has also axed the production of the Outlander crossover. This doesn’t come as a surprised as the Outlander was never a hot seller and while we love the car for the driving pleasure it offers, lack of a diesel engine and a decent sales and after sales network ensured that prospective buyers decided to steer away from the car.
With the discontinuation of Cedia Sports, Outlander and the Evo X, Mitsubishi India’s current line up is left with only the Pajero Sport and the Montero.
The Lancer EVO X used to be on sale for about INR 55 lakhs and is known to be as lethal as sportscars from a segment above. Needless to mention, just like every other car that has worn a Lancer badge, the Evo X is known to be a tuner’s delight.
The Evo X was introduced back in 2007 and comes across as a more serious performance car than the EvoI IX. Globally, the Evo X will be replaced by the Evo XI within a couple of years. Rumors are aplenty that the Evo XI will have a hybrid powerplant that will have an electric motor to assist the gasoline motor.