December 19, 2003

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution named ‘2004 Sport Compact Car of the Year’

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution RS
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution RS. Click image to enlarge

Cypress, California – The editors of Sport Compact Car magazine announced that the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is their “2004 Sport Compact Car of the Year”.

“Its performance is nothing short of world class,” said Scott Oldham, Editor-in-Chief of Sport Compact Car. “If you’re into getting the most car for your hard-earned dollars, the Lancer Evolution is the car for you. For the base price of (U.S.) $28,987, you get all-wheel drive with limited-slip centre and rear differentials, Brembo [brakes] at all four corners, 271 [horsepower] from a hyper-responsive twin-scroll turbo, forged aluminum suspension, Recaro seats, a MOMO steering wheel, aluminum hood and front fenders and gummy Yokohama tires mounted on ultra-light forged Enkei alloy rims,” said Oldham.

“The editors of Sport Compact Car magazine – who speak for an audience of true car enthusiasts and serious compact car tuners – have affirmed that with Mitsubishi, high performance and value are synonymous,” said Finbarr O’Neill, co-chairman and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA).

Details are available in the February 2004 issue of Sport Compact Car magazine.

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