The Association of Scottish Motoring Writers has voted the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX as Sports Car of the Year 2005. Mitsubishi was also short-listed in two other categories with the Colt CZT and the new Grandis Diesel.
Commenting on Mitsubishi’s award, President of the Scottish Association, Ally Ballingall, stated ‘’This mighty machine can sprint to 62mph in less than five seconds yet this supercar costs less than £28,000. But what makes our choice so genuinely special is the way it mixes competition breeding with practicality.”
This is the second successful year for Mitsubishi at the Scottish Car of the Year awards with the Grandis winning the MPV title and the Evolution VIII the Sports Car category in 2004.
On receiving news of the accolade, Mitsubishi Motors UK’s Managing Director Jim Tyrrell commented: “To win this category last year with the VIII and this year with the Lancer Evolution IX is testament that with every generation of this vehicle it just gets better each time, it is the ultimate sporting saloon.”
On sale since 1st June, the Lancer Evolution IX boasts a plethora of detail improvements that enhance the ‘Evo’s’ reputation as the everyday supercar.Published 24 October 2005