Mitsubishi Evo Resurrected, Future Versions Headed in a 'Different Direction'

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mitsubishi evo resurrected future versions headed in a different direction

Reports of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo’s death have been greatly exaggerated. After the unsurprisingly angry backlash the company received from its fanbase, Mitsubishi has apparently reversed its decision to kill its flagship rally fighter.

Mitsubishi now must find a way to balance the ferocious performance and cult-status image of the Evolution with the new eco-friendly image it’s developing around the world. The Evo X will still be available, but the next generation will “evolve” into a different direction—something that may surprise the Evo’s thousands of fans.

In a press release, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation Global Chief Executive, Osamu Masuko indicates that perhaps the Evo never was axed and that the automaker has plans for the next generation of the vehicle. Masuko comments that in response to new market demands the automaker, “is considering not advancing the Lancer Evolution concept in the same way as before, but to find a different direction for the Lancer Evolution model to evolve.”

With previous rumors that the car could include hybrid or electric technology, this seems all the more likely by additional remarks that the car’s future direction and the “technologies involved” in it, will be revealed at a later date.

So rest assured Evo faithful, the STi-killer isn’t dead, but it may never be the same.

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  • Indra wiguna Indra wiguna on Aug 06, 2011

    Mitsubushi won market share because the customer believe in winner of dakkar rally And during the glory years in 94 to 96 rally car lancer , even thoung now cietron Or ford is in the spot light . Nothing will change the love many fans had for the evo class Come on you will see honda laughing at us they never won a champ but get the glory.

  • Markslaney1965 Markslaney1965 on Nov 14, 2014

    Hang on to your Evo whether it be old or new .Like they said the Evo will never be the same again .