Mitsubishi has confirmed that the Lancer Evolution X is set to to arrive in the UK from 1st March 2008 after a debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

According to Mitsubishi, the development concept for the all-new Lancer Evolution X 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-AWC (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’s latest automotive technology to be featured in the new model include a new lightweight and high-performance 2.0-liter turbocharged MIVEC engine with aluminum cylinder block and a 6-speed automated manual transmission that contributes to exceptional performance with improved fuel economy.

The car’s performance-driven design makes the car’s extreme potential clear, while cockpit design focuses the driver’s attention on operating his machine.

"X" ("Ten") stands for the tenth iteration of the Lancer Evolution released on the Japan domestic market.  In other markets the car will be called "LANCER EVOLUTION".