2010 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X: JDM Model Receives Minor Updates Including Lighter Plastics

As is common this time of year, Mitsubishi has launched the 2010 model year version of the Lancer EVO X for the Japanese market. Changes for the new model year are limited to the beefier side skirts, the use of new plastics up front that are said to weigh 1.5kg or about 3.3 pounds less than those they replace, a new color LCD screen between the speedometer and rev-counter with more functions, improved insulation and some minor tweaks to the interior trim.

In addition, for the 2010 model year, Mitsubishi said that it is dropping the five-speed manual gearbox option from the top-of-the-line GSR Premium Edition that will be available only with the six-speed twin-clutch SST transmission. In Japan, prices for the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X begin from 3,150,000 Yen (about $35,420 or €24,100) for the base RS model.