The 2018 Mitsubishi EVO is aimed directly at customers who want speed and handling more than anything else. It feels more like a sports car fitted in a sedan’s body. Although the EVO looks good and drives great, its cheap interiors and control systems, along with thoughtless cabin design, make it undeserving for the price Mitsubishi currently sells it for. Sadly, the 2018 Mitsubishi EVO will be the last model in the EVO lineup we will ever see as Mitsubishi looks to discontinue. This model as a part of its focus on crossovers and SUVs.
2018 Mitsubishi EVO – Exterior and Interior Design
The EVO does justice to its race car tag and definitely looks like a race car on the outside. It features three vents on the hood, an aggressive front-end, wide front-fenders, and a rear wing that reminds us of the time when the EVO used to win the World Rally Championship.
The 2018 Mitsubishi EVO also sports a black bumper above the chrome grille and Enkei designed alloy wheels. Mitsubishi could have gone with better suspension. With the current suspension, every impact even from small breaks in the road is transmitted straight to your back. The 2018 EVO uses Brembo brake callipers that are used in some of the best racing vehicles in the world. It also features a Final Edition badge and a black painted aluminium roof.
The 2018 Mitsubishi EVO features a red-stitched, all-black interior. The dashboard and cabin are still finished in cheap blow moulded plastic, however. You may find the EVO old as Mitsubishi has decided not to update the technology. Between the speedometer and tachometer dials is a small LCD that displays the vehicle’s vitals like fuel level, mileage, outside temperature and more.
There is a 6.1-inch touch panel through which you can control the audio system. Also, a satellite radio and Bluetooth connectivity with your phone. The touch panel can be replaced with a 7-inch touchscreen HD navigation panel that features built-in Mapcare and Diamond Lane Guidance. The EVO features leather on the central console, steering wheel and the shift knob.
Anti-lock braking system, Active Stability Control and Traction Control Logic are provided as standard features. Mitsubishi has also fitted the EVO with a 710 watt, 9 speaker Rockford Fosgate Premium audio system with a 10-inch subwoofer. Sadly there is no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto functionality or safety features like lane-keeping-assistance, auto-emergency-braking and adaptive cruise control, but it comes with 7 airbags.
2018 Mitsubishi EVO – Engine and Performance
Under the hood is a 2.0-liter 4B11 turbocharged/inter cooled four-cylinder engine. That is capable of pumping out 303 hp at 6500 rpm coupled with 305 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. It comes with a five-speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive. The Mitsubishi EVO 2018 delivers 17 mpg on a city drive and 23 mpg while cruising on highways, giving a combined mileage of 19 mpg. The EVO can reach 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds.
2018 Mitsubishi EVO – Price and Release Date
The 2018 model of the Mitsubishi EVO will be available for a starting price of around $35,000. With the highest end model costing close to $43,000. It will be released for sale at the beginning of 2018.