Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Successor to Be a Hybrid

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu
2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Touring.

The Mitsubishi Evolution X will indeed see a successor but it’ll be so different that the Japanese automaker will be giving it a new nameplate.

While the next-generation Mitsubishi Lancer will be built on a Renault architecture, expect the Evo’s successor to take on a life of its own. So much so that you’ll see a sports car featuring plug-in hybrid EV technology built on a specially designed platform. Sources close to the project are saying that Mitsubishi is looking closely at an enhanced version of its 1.1-liter three-cylinder turbo engine found in the XR-PHEV concept that debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show.

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Of course the Evo’s successor will feature a revised version of Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC), a vehicle dynamics system that integrates management of the car’s Active Centre Differential, Active Yaw Control, Active Stability Control and Sports ABS. And of course it’ll be an AWD handling machine, featuring electric motors in the front and the rear, similar to the Outlander PHEV.

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[Source: Motor Trend]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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