Wednesday, October 7, 2015

What are the differences between the JDM Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition and its USDM counterpart?

As we reported earlier this week, Mitsubishi has begun selling--and releasing to lucky customers--the Lancer Evolution Final Edition; an aptly named special edition model since it is supposedly the very last of the venerable Lancer Evolution line to go into production.

Based on the information Mitsubishi has released in the past six months, the Japanese Domestic Market has an allotment of 1,000 units of the Evolution Final Edition while the United States will get 1,600 cars. Now, from what I've seen of the outgoing high-performance sedan, there are a couple of differences on the Evolution Final Edition between both markets.

First are the seats. While the JDM Evo Final Edition carries on with the Recaro original equipment manufacturer performance seats in front, the USDM model is equipped with the standard ones used by the Lancer GT and Ralliart variants. And according to, that's because all 2015 Evolution models should now be fitted with front seats that are equipped with side airbags.

Another thing that's different are the alloy wheels as the JDM model comes with 18-inch BBS wheels while the USDM Evo Final Edition rolls on similar-sized Enkei wheels. Of the two though, I'd pick the more stylish BBS set over the more pedestrian-looking Enkei ones.

Other than the two aforementioned ones, do you know of any differences between the Evolution Final Edition model for both the United States and Japanese markets.  Let me know by posting in the comment box near the bottom of the page.

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