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http://www.autoblog.com/2008/05/22/finally-mitsubishi-evo-x-mr-coming-to-the-u-s-this-june/


Click above for a high-res gallery of the Mitsubishi Evolution X

We've already spent some wheel time in the Mitsubishi Evolution X GSR, and despite some dynamic criticisms, we're convinced that the new Evo remains one of the most compelling performance bargains south of $40-grand. But what about the MR? Mitsubishi contends that its top-of-the-line Evo is aimed at discerning drivers looking for a compromise between brute force and comfort. Well, that balance comes at a price, and when the MR hits dealers this June, soft-bottomed enthusiasts will have to pony up $38,290 to get behind the wheel of the more "luxurious" Evo X.

The MR comes standard with Mitsubishi's new six-speed, Twin-Clutch Sportronic Shift Transmission (TC-SST) and all the other features found on the standard GSR. If you option up the MR with the Technology Package, which includes a 30-gig harddrive navigation system, 650-watt Rockford-Fosgate Premium Sound Package, Sirius Satellite Radio and "FAST Key" entry system, the price rockets skyward to the tune of $40,840. Considering some of the competition playing around at that particular price point, buyers might have a tough time passing the BMW dealer on their way to Mitsubishi. Mitsubishi's press release is available after the jump.


Gallery: 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X


[Source: Mitsubishi]

PRESS RELEASE

Advanced MR Offers More Technology than Traditional Entry-Level GSR Model

CYPRESS, CA, May 21, 2008 --

On the heels of the successful introduction of the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR, Mitsubishi Motors announces the availability of the more technologically-advanced 2008 Lancer Evolution MR, the newest and most sophisticated version of the model series that began 16 years ago.

Shown coming off the production line in Japan, the Lancer Evolution MR arrives at showrooms in the U.S. in June and is available for a suggested retail price of $38,290. The MR features more user technology and a broader market appeal than the entry level GSR, including an advanced 6-speed Twin Clutch Sportronic Shift Transmission.

The Lancer Evolution MR is available with an optional technology package for $40,840 that includes a 30GB hard drive navigation system with music server, 650-watt Rockford-Fosgate Premium Sound System, pre-paid Sirius Satellite Radio capability and FAST Key entry, which allows passive vehicle unlocking and engine start/stop simply by carrying the remote control and grasping the handle.

Since its introduction earlier this year, the tenth-generation 2008 Lancer Evolution GSR has met positive reactions across the industry for maintaining a balance of core performance values and improved all-around capability and user-technology:

"Like every previous Lancer Evolution, the Evo X redeems its various idiosyncrasies with a fantastic engine and drivetrain." -- Automobile

"The car is impressive, not only for the gains in performance and handling, but also the subtle transformation from hardcore rally racer to high performance all-wheel-drive sports sedan." - AutoWeek

"The Evo X drives like nothing else in the world." -- Car and Driver

"Mitsubishi has strengthened the Evo's slick-shifting five-speed manual for the tuner crowd. Shifter is nearly perfect." -- Edmunds Inside Line

"Whether manual tabbed or left in auto, S-Sport gear changes are brutally quick with the kind of shift violence seen only in Italian exotics." -- MotorTrend

"Is the new EVO better than before? -- The answer is a resounding 'yes.'" -- MSN Autos

"Bottom line: It's drive-by-the-seat-of-your-pants, four-wheel fun." -- Popular Mechanics

"The new Lancer Evolution is no longer just for weekend boy racers; it has evolved into a complete sports sedan, one with enough of a wild side to thrill anyone." -- Road & Track

"The introduction of the 2008 Lancer Evolution MR with TC-SST gives us an opportunity to expand upon the existing Evolution customer base," said Dan Kuhnert, executive vice president of sales and marketing for MMNA. "The added capability and functionality of the new Lancer Evolution vehicles make them a more viable option for everyday driving, while maintaining the rally-inspired heritage that has made the series a global performance car icon."

Both 2008 Lancer Evolution models will be on display at the 2008 Mitsubishi Owner's Day taking place in Cypress, CA on July 19, 2008
 

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^ Dont worry too much, even though you pay more for your cars and maybe your gasoline you have a better general quality of life in holland than in the US. Although the US is the richest country in the world i think it comes in like at #11 in cuality of life for its citizens behind #1 Luxenburg and some other EU countries, Japan, ext.. I read that somewhere.
 

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If you're going to compare prices between the US and canada you need to add 6% to the US price because this car is manufactured in Japan so you have to pay duty.

Base MR in Canada CDN$47,498

Base MR in the USA US$40,840 = CDN$41,469
Duty for Japanese car imported into US - CDN$2,488
Total Price bringing car in from the US - CDN$43,957

Difference in price between US and Canada = CDN$3,540

Considering you need to pay a bunch of fees if you wanna import a car from the US (RIV fee etc etc), I'd estimate at best, the price difference is around CDN$3k.

If you bring a Mitsubishi in from the US, you lose your warranty

So to summarize, yes the car is cheaper than the US but you're hardly getting "raped", and considering you won't get the warranty if you import the car from the US, it's definately worth it to buy in Canada.

I've looked into importing vehicles from the US and there isn't much point with the Evolution surprisingly.

Now if that US price includes the premium package, that'll bump the difference up to 7k, still a far cry from $15k
 

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^ Dont worry too much, even though you pay more for your cars and maybe your gasoline you have a better general quality of life in holland than in the US. Although the US is the richest country in the world i think it comes in like at #11 in cuality of life for its citizens behind #1 Luxenburg and some other EU countries, Japan, ext.. I read that somewhere.
You don't wanna know what price level our gasoline is at now...
Price per liter is 1.60 EUR (2.50 USD) and per gallon is about 10.- USD

Ah well...we're used to paying the highest prices for our cars and other stuff. But when I see you guys complaining about 43K USD for a car (without TAX?) I can only say... GET IT, THAT'S WAY CHEAP! :D
 

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Hold it, hold it, let's compare apples to apples.
I'm not talking about importing from the U.S. on a private citizen basis, I'm talking about a foreign manufacturer selling cars in two different foreign countries.

First off re-read the 1st post. You are comparing a loaded U.S. car to a base Can car. Loaded in Can is 51500 not 48000.
Base for them 38290. Base for us 47498.
Also our pdi and feight are higher

Second you converted the $ the wrong way. $US40840 is $C40039.
Our dollar as of today is %2 stronger.

As for duties they have been paid by the manufacturer already and are already built into the price. I don't know the U.S. duty on Japanese cars, it may not be %6 but it is not 0 either.

At the best no matter how you want to work the math, we are still paying at least 9 grand more for the same car.

I also see US dealers are knocking 3 grand off MSRP already. No such luck so far in Canada.

I agree it is not worth it to import from the U.S. but that still does not mean we are not getting raped in Canada on this car. We certainly are.
Many other manufacturers have moved their Canadian prices a lot closer to the US pricing. Mitsu. Canada has not.


If you're going to compare prices between the US and canada you need to add 6% to the US price because this car is manufactured in Japan so you have to pay duty.

Base MR in Canada CDN$47,498

Base MR in the USA US$40,840 = CDN$41,469
Duty for Japanese car imported into US - CDN$2,488
Total Price bringing car in from the US - CDN$43,957

Difference in price between US and Canada = CDN$3,540

Considering you need to pay a bunch of fees if you wanna import a car from the US (RIV fee etc etc), I'd estimate at best, the price difference is around CDN$3k.

If you bring a Mitsubishi in from the US, you lose your warranty

So to summarize, yes the car is cheaper than the US but you're hardly getting "raped", and considering you won't get the warranty if you import the car from the US, it's definately worth it to buy in Canada.

I've looked into importing vehicles from the US and there isn't much point with the Evolution surprisingly.

Now if that US price includes the premium package, that'll bump the difference up to 7k, still a far cry from $15k


btw, I know something about doing personal imports from the U.S.
See that 911 to the left?
Brought it in from Dallas last fall and saved around 20 grand over what it would have cost in Canada.


edit: OK, I just checked US duty is 2.5% so the difference to the manufacturer is only %3.5 which would only account for 1400 bucks on a $40,000 car.
 
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