Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Could Get Successor in Six Years
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Could Get Successor in Six Years

Next Mitsubishi performance car will likely be a crossover

Stefan Ogbac
Jun 12, 2017

Mitsubishi has revealed that it will eventually bring a successor to the legendary Lancer Evolution; however, that model won't happen for another six years. Speaking withAustralia'sMotoring,Mitsubishi's global boss, Trevor Mann, revealed that a new performance model is under consideration and will likely be a crossover instead of a sedan.

2015 mitsubishi lancer evolution final edition us front three quarter 04 Photo 2/5   |   Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Could Get Successor in Six Years

According to Mann, the Evo's successor is part of a long-term plan rather than mid-term. Mann also indicated that Mitsubishi wants a halo car; however, it's still undecided what type of vehicle that will be for the Japanese brand. Mitsubishi discontinued the Lancer Evolution back in 2015 when it revealed the Final Edition model. That particular model had an updated 2.0-liter turbo-four rated at 303 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque paired exclusively to a five-speed manual transmission. In the U.S., only 1,600 units of the Lancer Evolution Final Edition were available.

On the same interview, Mann also hinted that Mitsubishi is evaluating the possibility returning to motorsport. Thanks to the Lancer Evolution, Mitsubishi has a rich rally heritage and competed with fellow Japanese automaker Subaru back in the 1990s and even early 2000s. Mann toldMotoringthat returning to motorsport has been discussed within the company recently and that it has to consider it because of its heritage since it has the technology for it.

Source: Motoring

By Stefan Ogbac
118 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Less is more. Keep it simple. Go for an OEM look. Ice Sorsongsermkul isn't hearing any of that. In fact, he's gone completely the opposite direction with his RX-7, with a spec list that reads like a "who's who" of the tuning industry.
RodrezNov 21, 2018
Paul the Apostle wasn't necessarily talking about K-series-swapped Integras when he spoke to the Corinthians, telling them to "race to win."
Aaron BonkNov 20, 2018
Based on what Mini did with the 2006 Cooper S Works GP and the 2012 John Cooper Works GP, expect a small power bump and a punishingly firm ride.
Collin WoodardNov 20, 2018
Lamborghini debuted a racing version of the Urus that will hit the track in 2020
Kelly PleskotNov 20, 2018
As a general rule of thumb, most Ferrari owners leave their cars untouched in an effort to protect their resale value. But Ryan Dandurand isn't like most Ferrari owners
Jonathan WongNov 19, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP