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Don't Want The Mitsubishi Evo To Die (Or Go Hybrid)? Join The Cause

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There are many great causes in the world. Causes to fight the many kinds of cancer, to help end hunger, to bring literacy and access to the Web to the poor. This isn't one of those causes. Instead, it's an entirely meaningless cause, but one we're half in support of: to save the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution in its current form. The impetus for the cause, in case you've been under a rock, are recent reports of the Evo's imminent demise, refuted by nebulous language about its future.

Why only half? Because the idea of a hybrid (or electric) version of the Evo isn't actually all bad. We have nothing against saving money at the pump, electric motors make great low-end torque, and all-wheel drive control gets freaky-futuristic when you have motors at each corner. There are good reasons to get behind an evolved Evolution.

At the same time, we're only half behind it because of the realities of the situation: a hybrid Evo would doubtless be even more expensive than the already-pricey current model; it would also be almost unavoidably heavier; and it would be even more complex and potentially high-strung. There are good reasons to want the Evo to halt at its current development point--or even to devolve to a lighter, meaner former self.

Whichever side of the fence you land on, there's a cause on Causes.com voicing its hopes and desires for the next-gen Evo. Check it out, and join up if you feel compelled. Either way, let us know what you think should happen in the comments below.

Thanks to Andrei for the tip!

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  1. I have what's been described by some as a "baby" EVO-a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS. It is not just a good car, it's a great car. Handles like a dream and the looks can't be beat by any carmaker from any era, anywhere, anytime. And it is built very well, no shakes, rattles and rolls. Don't forget the 10 year and 100,000 mile powertrain Warranty. Haven't had ta use it, either! Great cars built by car enthusiasts Mitsubishi Motors of Japan. Of course I feel like the EVO should not die after the EVO X but I'll let Mitsu themselves make that decision. I'm sure they've got the balls ta live and die by their decision and it will come out right for everyone, everywhere. Viva Mitsubishi, baby.
     
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  2. The Evo has always been a car for the family that just so happens to do 0-60 in 4 seconds. I think the next evolution should have power recovery through braking, and a small electric motor to boost performance. Tie this in with some mean ass looks, and Mitsibushi have their winning formula again.
     
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