Posted on: Dec 15, 2013 | 27,748 reads

Mitsubishi is Killing the Evo Name

Although it's going to be a hybrid as well, at least it's coming back.
Well, first the good news. Mitsubishi will indeed launch an all-new Lancer model in the near future as well as a high-performance Evo model. Considering some recent rumors that the Evo may not come back at all, we’re thrilled to know that Mitsubishi still has some high-performance fun in its blood. However, a new report coming from Motor Trend is claiming that not only will the next gen Lancer be built on a Renault platform, it will also be a hybrid. And here’s the big news: the name "Evo" is likely dead. Yes, there will be a high-performance Evo replacement, but it’ll be very different from the current car.
Mitsubishi is Killing the Evo Name
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The next Evo (or whatever it’ll be called) will no longer be based off the Lancer and will have a unique platform of its own. Why? Because the Renault architecture won’t be able to handle its performance and handling abilities. Instead, the car will be a technology showcase of Mitsubishi’s advancements in state-of-the-art plug-in hybrid EV technology. Power will come from a 1.1-liter three-cylinder turbo engine. The automaker’s Super-All Wheel Control, a system which integrates management of its Active Centre Differential , Active Yaw Control, Active Stability Control, and Sports ABS will be a main feature. All-wheel-drive will be standard and there’ll be 50/50 weight distribution.

Mitsubishi is Killing the Evo Name
Mitsubishi is Killing the Evo Name
Mitsubishi is Killing the Evo Name
source: motortrend.com



by Jay Traugott
Mitsubishi is Killing the Evo Name
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