Earlier this month a shocking report came out claiming the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution may be culled after the current model, the Evo X, runs its course. Within hours, Mitsubishi released an official--albeit ambiguous--statement via its Facebook page quelling those claims but hinting that any successor may not be like any Evo seen before. Now the automaker has confirmed that the development of the next-generation Evo will be taking a new direction. In a press release outlining Mitsubishi’s commitment to reducing CO2 emissions and the launch of more plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles...
Mitsubishi Quells Claims Of Evo’s Death Via Facebook Page
Following yesterday’s shock report that the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo may be culled after the current model, the Evo X, runs its course, the Japanese automaker has released this official statement via its Facebook page. "Further to some comments published in the press recently, production of the...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Is The Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Dead?
We already expected the next Lancer Evo to appear in a hybrid, not-really-a-sports-sedan form, but now it looks like it might not appear at all. The latest news out of Geneva comes via Autocar, from the mouth of Gayu Eusegi, Mitsubishi's global product director, who says there will be no Evo beyond...Nelson Ireson
Report: Mitsubishi Evo XI May Go Diesel-Hybrid
Not so long ago the idea of a hybrid powertrain in a sports car was anathema to enthusiasts. But after the development of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) for Formula One, the debut of cars like the Tesla Roadster and Audi's all-electric R8 e-tron concept and the wider acceptance of...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Report: Mitsubishi Lancer Evo XI May Get Plug-in Hybrid Tech
Due to financial constraints, development on the next-generation Evo has been stalled so any launch of a plug-in hybrid Evo is still years away.Viknesh Vijayenthiran