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Mitsubishi is Bringing the EVO Nameplate Back

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Mitsubishi is reviving the iconic Evo nameplate for an EV crossover concept that will debut at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show. 

The concept, called the e-Evolution Concept, will “blend Mitsubishi Motors’ signature 4WD and electric powertrain know-how with advanced Artificial Intelligence technology under a low-slung aerodynamic SUV Coupe shape,” the automaker says. The concept will also usher in a new era of “long-term growth and sustainable development,” for Mitsubishi — possibly indication the automaker has more EVs in the works.

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This won’t be the first time Mitsubishi has slapped an Evo badge on a tiny utility vehicle. The Japanese brand built the Pajero Evolution from 1997 to 1999 — a homologation special that allowed Mitsubishi to race the Pajero in the Dakar Rally. But whereas that vehicle was an upright, boxy SUV with a 276 horsepower 3.5-liter V6, this will be a coupe-like, aerodynamic EV.

Mitsubishi says the “very high-performance automobile” will debut during Tokyo Motor Show press days, which will be held on October 25 and 26. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

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