Mitsubishi has confirmed that the Mitsubishi Evo X will return to the UK this year to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary.
Just 40 limited edition Evo X cars will be produced, all in white and all likely to feature special Evo X 40 badging. Further details, including engine power and price, will be announced by Mitsubishi on March 19th.
Unfavourable exchange rates led to the Evo X’s exit from the UK in 2011, but with the pound strengthening against the Japanese Yen, Mitsubishi UK has decided to bring the car back.
Subaru’s decision to put the new WRX STi, traditionally the Evo’s arch rival, on sale in the UK will also have helped persuade Mitsubishi UK that the time was right for a return.
Mitsubishi was one of the fastest growing car brands in the UK in 2013, with sales up 38%. January figures saw another increase, up 46% year-on-year. A new plug-in hybrid Outlander SUV will help to boost sales even further in the UK this year, while new Shogun and ASX SUVs, all with plug-in technology, are set to see that sales rise continue over the next few years.