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MY2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X on sale from $56,990

August 24, 2012

Mitsubishi has announced a model update for its hottest Lancer; the MY2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X. The new model gets a significant price cut and added features across the range.

Likely to be the last iteration before the next-gen Lancer Evolution XI comes out – expected in a couple of years – the MY2013 comes with lots of added value. For starters, the base model with the five-speed manual transmission starts at just $56,990. This is $5400 cheaper than the outgoing 2012 model.

Stepping up to the dual-clutch TC-SST (Twin-Clutch Sports Shift Transmission) auto option, prices start at $61,990, also a $5400 saving, while the top-spec Evolution X MR is available from $65,990. The MR price is substantially less than the outgoing 2012, providing savings of $8900.

Apart from the price difference, what else comes with the new model? Well, the same 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine sits under the bonnet sending power to the Evolution’s renowned all-wheel drive system. The engine produces 217kW of power and 366Nm of torque.

Inside, the MY13 Evolution X comes with a new multifunction interface incorporating a 6.1-inch LCD screen. It provides displays for the standard reverse-parking camera, and iPod-supported audio system. The MR comes with satellite navigation on a seven-inch screen.

The other major change for the update is the introduction of the Performance Pack option for the five-speed manual version. It brings Brembo front brakes, Bilstein dampers and Eibach springs front and back, and lightweight 18-inch forged alloy wheels.

Prices for the new model are as follows (excluding on-road costs):

MY2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution five-speed manual – $56,990
MY2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (TC-SST) – $61,990
MY2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR TC-SST – $65,990

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.