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Old 13th March 2008, 17:32   #136
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Aaah.
So what will the CEO buy for 30L? A really quick Lancer? I don't think so. MO.

In India, the kid that can enjoy the EVO cannot afford one. And the EVO enthusiasts that can afford a 30L EVO are not enough to sustain introducing a new model into India.
Lot more enthusiasts cum entrepreneurs / CEOs who would buy an EVO now. It is never going to be a mass market product or even sell as much as say................ a C Class. But then, we suggest that it be imported as a CBU. Thus, the investment is marginal.

If they can import a diesel SUV for 40 lakhs that not too many people are buying either, why not be the first to offer a truly international performance car? At the least, it will do more for the brand than a Montero could.
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If they can import a diesel SUV for 40 lakhs that not too many people are buying either, why not be the first to offer a truly international performance car? At the least, it will do more for the brand than a Montero could.


I think the EVO could sell in larger numbers than the Montero, who's sales are almost negligible.
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I think the EVO could sell in larger numbers than the Montero, who's sales are almost negligible.
I completely agree with you
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When i spoke with excel motors earlier in Feb they said the new lancer will be priced near the accord.
It was just a ploy to make u buy the cedia i guess .
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Whaddaya know! ACI reports that the EVO is indeed on the way to India. 28 - 30 lacs and you have a deal, Mitsubishi India.
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any news if the new lancer is coming out for 10 laks, that would be nice
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The april issue of Autocar has the new Lancer on the cover. Havent bought it yet, so dont know if they've given an indicative price
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Saw the cover page in a newspaper ad.
They mentioned an Early 2009 launch and an indicative price of 11~13 lakhs. No clue how true it is though.
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hope mitsu brings new lancer here in reality. saw an advt on ESPN some time back where a lancer was shown running on a race track. Just got few glimpses of that advt, so not sure was it evo or new lancer.
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I have seen the 9th Gen Lancer 2.0 GT and it looks absolutely smashing!

Star Motoring - The new Lancer 2.0GT arrives

Its sold as a CBU here and costs almost same as the Corolla here. If the same is launched in India it would give a good run for the money against Civic and the likes.
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If Mitsubishi indeed launch the Lancer in 11-13 lakh bracket as claimed by ACI, they would certainly have a winner on their hands. One gets 150bhp, and the superb INVECS CVT with flappy paddles, 18-inch wheels and butch looks similar to the big-brother Evo. Which other car in India offers you all this in 13 lakh of green?
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If Mitsubishi indeed launch the Lancer in 11-13 lakh bracket as claimed by ACI, they would certainly have a winner on their hands. One gets 150bhp, and the superb INVECS CVT with flappy paddles, 18-inch wheels and butch looks similar to the big-brother Evo. Which other car in India offers you all this in 13 lakh of green?
Completely agree but only if mitsu-HM guys launch it atall and that too in that price bracket . Then Cedia could serve as an entry level model strating 8.xx Lacs.
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Wishful thinking. A case in point is the UK price range for the Evo X being [COLOR=blue][FONT='Trebuchet MS']£ 27k to 37 k, [/FONT][/COLOR]the price on our shores should be upwards of 30 Lacs INR.
Doomsday was talking about the regular Lancer, not the EVO.
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I'd say,anything under Rs 15lakhs for the GTS version would be good. For the stuff the ES version (with reference to the US market) has on it,its comparable to a luxury sedan upwards of $30K.
And if its around $13lakhs,then its outright an awesome deal!!
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Whaddaya know! ACI reports that the EVO is indeed on the way to India. 28 - 30 lacs and you have a deal, Mitsubishi India.
More confirmation of the Evo X India launch in the Business Standard today:

Mitsubishi gears up to launch Lancer Evolution X

Mitsubishi gears up to launch Lancer Evolution X
Swaraj Baggonkar / Mumbai March 30, 2008

Japanese automobile company Mitsubishi Motors is gearing up to enter the luxury sedan category with Lancer Evolution X (also known as Evo 10).

The car will be launched in early 2009 and this will follow the launch of Outlander sports utility vehicle (SUV) — which will be introduced in the second part of this year as a locally built unit — to be made at its Chennai facility.

“We are planning to bring Evo 10 to India through the completely built route (import). This may push the cars’ end cost but the company has no plans to locally build the car yet. The response for the car (from the market) will decide whether it can be manufactured here or not,” said a company executive on the condition of anonymity.

Internationally, the car costs $30,473 (Rs 12 lakh) and $32,697 (Rs 13 lakh) for different variants, but after adding the import duties, the cost will be Rs 21.70-Rs 23.5 lakh.

This will peg it directly against the brands such as Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Skoda Superb, Volkswagen Passat, Nissan Teana and Audi A4.

The company officials added that the selling point of the car may not be its exterior looks but its rugged engine and driving experience.

The four-door, five-seater Evo 10 is fired by a 2-litre engine that belts out 295 bhp power, which is more powerful than the 3-litre engines. The car, however, proves to be more powerfull than all of its competitors.

Evo 10 is based on a completely new platform such as engine, exterior and interior design and is surprisingly light in weight, thanks to the aluminium engine block under the hood. In addition, to further push the driving experience, the company has given the car a four-wheel drive (4WD) option.

According to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (Siam), the premium category of cars, having a market size of 6,000-7,000 units has seen a jump of 9 per cent this year. The growth, which would have been in double digits was restricted substantially due to the halt in production of Honda Accord, which is the segment leader.

The company will launch the all-new 8th generation Accord in May this year with a heavier price tag than the outgoing models.

Auto experts attribute the surge in demand for luxury cars to increasing buying power among the country’s upper-middle-class. The demand is further expected to grow to 15,000 units a year by 2011-12, say analysts.
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