The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, popularly referred to as the 'Evo', is a sports sedan and rally car based on the Lancer by Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi Motors. There have been ten official versions to date. All generations use two-litre intercooled turbo inline four-cylinder engines and all-wheel drive systems. The Lancer was originally intended only for Japanese markets, but demand led the Evolution series to be offered in various European markets from around 1998. Mitsubishi decided to export the eighth generation Evolution to the United States in 2003.