2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution - Miami, FL
The Lancer Evolution has become quite a legend over the years. Best known for its role in Jackie Chan movies, its mind-blowing speed, and its sharp sporty looks, the Evo has accrued an impressive fan base.
2015 marks this athletic car's final year of production, but there is still time to get your hands on one before it's time to say farewell.
This ultimate iteration of the Evo is sure to be a future classic as it wraps up a hugely successful run that has lasted more than a decade. Just take a look at what this extraordinary sedan has to offer.
A Brilliant Exterior
The 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has bold looks and a polished aerodynamic design that sets it apart from any other sedan on the market.
With a menacing grille, dual exhaust pipes, angled head and taillights, and a distinctive spoiler, the Lancer Evolution gives off a race ready vibe that is sure to turn heads.
To get just the right look and feel, buyers can opt for any of these exterior colors:
- Octane Blue
- Mercury Gray
- Rally Red
- Phantom Black
- Wicked White
- Apex Silver
Each striking finishes is designed to make a clear statement, and each one amplifies the Evo's dynamic appearance.
The 2015 Lancer Evolution is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged MIVEC engine the deliver 291 ponies all for your pleasure. This vivacious sedan can fly from 0-60 in 4.4 seconds.
To pair with the Evo's turbo engine, there are two transmission options. The first is a five-speed manual, and the second is a Twin Clutch Sportronic Shift Transmission that's controlled via paddle shifters.
Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) is another one of the Evo's performance-focused systems. The S-AWC is managed by an onboard computer that makes adjustments based on road conditions so you always get prime performance.
At the same time, the Evolution's Active Yaw Control (AYC) varies the torque that's delivered to each of the rear wheels depending on which has the most grip on the road.
By doing so, AYC enhances traction and sharpens handling. Also contributing to the Evolution's exceptional performance is its Active Center Differential (ACD).
With three different driving modes, you can adjust the car's settings depending on the type of surface you're driving on.
The Lancer Evolution's ability to handle so well is also due in part to its aluminum front fenders and hood which make it extremely lightweight. They also help to optimize the car's balance so it remains composed even at high speeds.
Behind the wheel, you'll be able to hug every turn, and you'll feel the adrenaline building up each time you reach a straightaway. And when it's time to slow things down again, you can rely on the Evo's advanced Brembo brakes.
The Lancer Evolution's features have been carefully designed to create a driver-centered experience.
The Fast-Key Entry System makes it possible to lock and unlock, start, and drive your vehicle without ever having to dig around for your keys. Just leave them in your pocket and get your day started. Isn't it nice when things are simple?
Inside the cabin, you'll find a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel and shift knob. The steering wheel also has mounted controls for the Evolution's FUSE Hands-Free Link System which can sync with your phone, recognize voice commands, and connect to your electronic devices via USB.
Enjoy your favorite playlists, take care of important calls, and handle the vehicle's settings by simply pressing a button or speaking a command.
If you do a fair amount of traveling, you may also want to opt for the available navigation system with a seven-inch HD touchscreen so you can get 3D maps, route information, and real-time traffic alerts to help you reach your destination quickly and safely.
Automatic climate control ensures that the cockpit remains the perfect temperature, taking one more thing off your list so you can just enjoy the ride.
And for those cool evenings, there are even available heated front seats that you can add to the package for extra comfort.
But you should be warned. With so many convenient features built right in, you may feel a strong desire to drive right past the office and keep on going.
Mitsubishi is offering two different trims for the 2015 Lancer Evolution. The GSR comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission, 18-inch Enkei alloy wheels, a six-speaker audio system, and a 6.1-inch touchscreen audio display.
The MR ups the ante with a Twin Clutch Sportronic Shift Transmission, Bilstein shock absorbers and Eibach springs, a 710-watt Rockford Fosgate premium sound system with 9 speakers, and more.
Safety and Security
The Lancer Evolution has a total of seven airbags including front seat airbags, side curtain airbags, and a driver's knee airbag.
In addition to its array of standard safety features, such as antilock brakes and stability and traction control, the Evo also has a Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body with deliberate crumple zones that mitigate the impacts of a crash.
And in case of theft, this Mitsu model is equipped with an anti-theft alarm system and engine immobilizer. So you can rest assured that your Evo will stay all yours.
Many cars with this much talent on the pavement would cost a small fortune. But the Evo is priced reasonably so drivers can enjoy all of the hard work that Mitsubishi's design team put into their sportiest sedan.
The 2015 Lancer Evolution starts at $34,495, and it comes with a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and 5 years/unlimited miles of roadside assistance.
The peace of mind you deserve is incorporated right into the purchase price so you always know that you're covered.
Later this year, look for pricing for the final special edition Evo that Mitsubishi plans to release. It should become available in the second half of 2015 and only a limited number will be available.