QUICK LANCER IS COMING SLOWLY
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.’’