Mitsubishi's answer to the Impreza WRX – the Prototype-S
26 February 2008

These are the first pictures of the Evo X hatchback. Still classed as a concept, and due to be revealed at the Geneva show next week, the five-door Prototype-S will be almost identical to the production car, which will officially be called the 'Evo X Sportback'. Aimed squarely at the Impreza WRX, the Sportback will be based on the same architecture as the saloon, and use a 237bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged engine and permanent four-wheel drive. The same SST twin-clutch gearbox will also make it into the hatchback straight from the Evo X saloon. Expect to see the Sportback in showrooms this autumn, priced at around £21,500.

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27 February 2008

I think we all wish we were the Stig.

Onto the EVO Hatch, love it. Still has the aggression at the front with the practical bit at the back, not too clever in side profile, but hey, if you are a family man that still hankers after a sporty drive, why not. Subaru have sold thousands of their previous generation sportback type model.

19 May 2010

The impreza does look similar to the earlier one. I got for myself a 1965 chevelle recently and enjoying it immensely.

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