Get ready to say goodbye to the only good car the brand builds.
2015, sad to say, will be the final production year of the Mitsubishi Evo. As of now, there is no direct replacement planned, or not at least anytime soon. So for anyone planning to buy one, now’s the time. Don’t wait for prices to drop, because they likely won’t. One reason why is, according to a recent Reddit Q&A session with Mitsubishi North America executive vice president, Don Swearingen, is that a Final Edition Evo is planned, limited to just 2,000 units.
As reported last summer, the Evo GSR will receive a number of upgrades, such as heated front seats, leather upholstery, power sunroof, and improved sound deadening materials. A five-speed manual will continue to be standard and a 6-speed twin-clutch will be optional. Swearingen also confirmed the car will be given "more horsepower, some suspension tuning, and some bits of pieces that are still being finalized." What it won’t have are any significant interior material quality improvements or weight-saving measures. Expect the Evo GSR to arrive next June or July. After that, well, Swearingen stated the Evo’s fate quite clearly: "Its time has come and gone."