Lancer Evolution fans are still heartbroken over the discontinuation of the model, but they may have something new to smile about. Mitsubishi could have a substitution in the works for the highly-adored model. What we could be looking at is high performance SUV or crossover as the replacement for the Lancer Evolution, rather than another speedy little car.
Digital Trends reports that the rumored SUV will be ecofriendly and include a hybrid engine “with technology borrowed from the MiEV electric Pikes Peak racer, including a version of that car’s Super All Wheel Control all-wheel drive system, itself based on the system used in the current Evo.” This means that the way the new vehicle handles could be similar to that of the Lancer Evolution, which could attract owners of the old model to buy the new larger vehicle.
For now, the SUV replacement remains a rumor but we hope that it isn’t long before we can see what a revamped model of an Evolution would look like.
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