April 26 , 2007 Mitsubishi's rally-inspired, high-performance 4WD sedan will carry the name "LANCER EVOLUTION X". The development concept for the all-new Lancer Evolution X2 specifies a "new-generation high-performance 4WD global sedan that allows all levels of driver to enjoy the car's speed and handling with ease and in safety". The new model features Mitsubishi's S-AWC3 (Super All Wheel Control ) traction and handling system, that integrates the control of drive torque and braking management with the four-wheel drive system to help realize highly responsive and intuitive handling in addition to outstanding vehicle attitude stability.
Other examples of Mitsubishi Motors' latest automotive technology to be featured in the new model include a new lightweight and high-performance 2.0-liter turbocharged MIVEC4 (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing and lift Electronic Control System: Mitsubishi Motors variable valve system)engine with aluminum cylinder block and a 6-speed automated manual transmission that contributes to exceptional performance with improved fuel economy.
The performance-driven design makes the car's extreme potential clear, while cockpit design focuses the driver's attention on operating his machine.
The "X" in the model designation will only be used in the Japanese market to signify the tenth iteration of the Lancer Evolution released on the Japan domestic market. In other markets the car will be called "LANCER EVOLUTION".