Wednesday, April 13, 2011

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X SE Revealed

 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X SE 
In the simplest terms, the Evo X SE is a cross between a standard Evo X GSR and an upscale Evo X MR. Most importantly, the Evo X SE gets Mitsubishi’s fantastic TC-SST dual-clutch automated manual transmission with all three modes – Normal, Sport and Super-Sport. It’s mated to the standard 291-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and Mitsubishi’s Super All Wheel Control all-wheel drive system.

The Evo X SE retains the GSR nose, wheels and black side vents but picks up the MR Touring’s rear lip-spoiler and Bilstein shocks. Inside, it gets standard cloth Recaro seats and optional navigation to keep costs down.

What’s even more significant is the price. The Evo X SE starts at $36,445 (including the $745 destination charge), making it the cheapest way to get the top-shelf dual-clutch transmission on an Evo X. That starting price is about $2000 more than a base Evo X GSR and over $3000 cheaper than a base Evo X MR.