NEW FOR 2012:

– New brake override system
– Soft pad trim on inner door panel centre and upper portion
– Stereo auxiliary input jack deleted (USB port used instead)
– MR adds gloss black decoration panel
– GSR adds new pattern on interior decoration panel

For 2012, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution undergoes trim changes, and adds a brake override system that cuts back on the throttle if both pedals are pressed at the same time.

The top model in the Lancer line-up, but with specific suspension, the Evolution uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder intercooled and turbocharged engine, producing 291 horsepower and 300 lb.-ft. of torque. The GSR trim uses a five-speed manual transmission, while the MR comes exclusively with a six-speed twin-clutch Sportronic Shift transmission (TC-SST), an automated manual unit that can be shifted by console-mounted lever or steering wheel-mounted paddles, with manual or fully automatic modes. Both models use Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC), which includes active centre differential four-wheel drive, active yaw control rear differential, active stability control, and sport brakes with ABS. The system splits torque up to 50:50 between the front and rear wheels, using an electronically-controlled hydraulic multi-plate clutch.

Features on the GSR include 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, Brembo brakes, Ralliart-type spoiler, cloth Recaro front seats, colour-keyed door handles and mirrors, fog lamps, leather-wrapped tilt sport steering wheel, aluminum pedals, colour multi-information display, flat wiper blades, floor mats, tire pressure monitoring system, driver’s knee airbag, power windows, variable intermittent wipers, cruise control, keyless entry, Bluetooth connectivity and CD/MP3 stereo.

The MR adds full leather seats, 710-watt DVD/CD Rockford Fosgate stereo, seven-inch touch-screen, navigation system, Sirius satellite radio, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, rain-sensing wipers, proximity key, extra sound insulation, automatic xenon headlamps, floor console box lid, wheel-mounted magnesium shift paddles, power sunroof, and insulated front windshield glass. It has no rear wing spoiler.


Type 4-door, 5-passenger compact sedan
Layout Front engine/all-wheel drive
Engine 2.0-litre I4, DOHC, 16 valves, turbocharged
Horsepower 291 @ 6500 rpm
Torque (lb-ft) 300 @ 4000 rpm
Transmission 5-speed manual (GSR)
  6-speed automatic (MR)
Tires P245/40R18 performance
Curb weight GSR 1595 kg (3517 lbs)
Curb weight MR 1630 kg (3594 lbs)
Wheelbase 2650 mm (104.3 in)
Length 4495 mm (177.0 in)
Width 1810 mm (71.3 in)
Height 1480 mm (58.3 in)
Ground clearance 135 mm (5.3 in)
Cargo capacity 195 L (6.9 cu.ft.)
Fuel consumption M/T City: 12.4 L/100 km (23 mpg Imp)
  Hwy: 8.7 L/100 km (32 mpg Imp)
Fuel consumption A/T City: 12.6 L/100 km (22 mpg Imp)
  Hwy: 8.9 L/100 km (32 mpg Imp)
Fuel type Premium
Warranty 3 yrs/60,000 km
Powertrain warranty 5 yrs/100,000 km
Side airbags Standard
Curtain airbags Standard
Anti-lock brakes Standard
Traction control Standard
Stability control Standard
Assembly location Mizushima, Japan



GSR Manual 5 Speed $41,998 $1,350
MR Automatic 6 Speed $51,798 $1,350

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