Featuring a new platform, a new engine along with new exterior and interior designs, the model sports a 2-litre four-cylinder and 16-valve DOHC Mivec turbocharged engine with close to 300 horsepower, generating more power and
speed than its predecessor, the Lancer Evolution IX.
It carries a price tag between US$ 30,473 and US$ 32,697 in international markets, depending on the variant. Evo X was first launched in Japan in 2007, followed by major overseas markets including the US and Australia during 2008.
The luxury sedan will be imported as a completely built unit, hitting direct competition with entry-level offerings of German luxury car manufacturers Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi that cost between Rs. 2.8 million (US$ 59,958) and 3.2 million.
Evo X is loaded with the latest super all wheel control (SAWC) vehicle dynamics control system. The company might also fly in its twin clutch sport shift transmission (SST) variant that comes with 18-inch wheels and reaches 100 km/hr in 3.8 seconds.