Is there a replacement for the Lancer Evolution?
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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Could the Mitsubishi Outlander lineup be adding a plug-in vehicle in the US?
The Paris Motor Show just got underway, after weeks and weeks of anticipation. The reveal we’re most excited for at Biggers Mitsubishi is that of the Outlander plug-in, which has already been rumored to come to the United States next fall as a 2016 model.
The Outlander PHEV is expected to stand out with massively improved styling and material quality, which Mitsubishi claims will fit within a new “Sporty and Sophisticated” design theme.
From what we know of its appearance already, the new PHEV has hit the mark. An updated horizontal grille leads to reshaped headlights, on top of a better integrated air dam in sexy black and chrome accents. The overall result is a much sleeker, attractive look that’ll have people turning heads at the Motor Show and, we suspect, in the streets next year.
Inside, Mitsubishi says passengers will find black wood grain trim and silver accents throughout the cabin, hand-stitched leather seats, and a new center console inspired by Japanese black lacquer boxes.