QUICK LANCER IS COM­ING SLOWLY

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THE long wait for the raunchy Evo­lu­tion X Lancer is go­ing to con­tinue. The first of the pocket pow­er­packs was ex­pected in show­rooms next month, but de­liv­er­ies will not be­gin un­til late July or early Au­gust.

Mit­subishi Aus­tralia is blam­ing ea­ger cus­tomers in other coun­tries, es­pe­cially Ja­pan and the US.

‘‘There has such large de­mand for the ve­hi­cle world­wide that our ship­ments have been de­layed,’’ Mit­subishi spokes­woman Lenore Fletcher says.

‘‘The car is on sale in Ja­pan and the US. It is just go­ing on sale in Europe and we are be­hind them in the sched­ule.’’

She says the Evo X fac­tory in Ja­pan can­not keep up with de­mand.

It is also strug­gling to build enough reg­u­lar Lancers.

‘‘It is com­ing and it will be worth the wait.’’

Mit­subishi Aus­tralia is still plan­ning two Evo X mod­els: the ba­sic car close to $60,000, and the loaded MR model nearer to $70,000.

‘‘In­clud­ing the Ral­liart we have three vari­ants. Prices will prob­a­bly be an­nounced in the next few weeks,’’ Fletcher says.

‘‘We’ve had a lot of in­ter­est and there are de­posits on about 100 cars.’’

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