Mitsubishi Evo set to make a comeback

Mitsubishi Evo set to make a comeback

The legendary Mitsubishi Evolution is set to make a comeback, but not as we know it…

 

The teaser image above is of the Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept that the Japanese car manufacturer will fully unveil at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show.

But is the fact that it’s a coupe-like crossover SUV going to ultimately appeal to more potential buyers and boost sales or disappoint fans of the iconic Evo?

Well, it seems that Mitsubishi is pinning a lot on the concept and is hoping it will help it return “to where it belongs to better embrace the future”.

Mitsubishi added that the e-Evolution will represent “a true milestone event in which the corporation will wave the flag under new circumstances to usher a new era of long-term growth and sustainable development”. So, in other words, it’s a pretty big deal for the firm.

With only the teaser image to go on at the moment, we can only speculate about powertrains for now. Expect some level of electrification, if not a completely electric powertrain. The  “very high performance automobile” could have an output in the region of 300 kW, but we’ll know more when the concept is fully unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show, which starts at the end of next month.

Now owned by Renault-Nissan, Mitsubishi has a lot more spending power when it comes to designing new models. The brand’s desire to focus on SUVs looks to remain unchanged, if this concept is anything to go by. Unfortunately, that means the chances of Mitsubishi producing a WRX STI rival in the future are almost non-existent.

In the official press release, Mitsubishi also added that the e-Evolution will feature “advanced Artificial Intelligence technology”. So maybe we can expect some kind of autonomous driving element too.


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