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How Hard Is It For Mitsubishi To Build A New Evo That Won't Suck?

Pretty damn hard.

The Mitsubishi Evo as we know it will soon be dead. If you want a new one, head to your nearest Mitsubishi dealer like right now. Whatever is left on the lot won’t be restocked. It’s a damn shame. Although Mitsubishi officials have denied it, the head of the Japanese automaker is now saying an Evo replacement will happen. Sort of. During a recent interview with Autocar, Tetsuro Aikawa said his company is planning to launch a new model with "Evo characteristics," but it will be in the form of electrification.

Aikawa stated that "in Japanese, when you pronounce ‘Oh’ (in Evo), it means 'king'. So we have would like to launch this type of car, featuring EV and PHEV technology, which is the ultimate of its kind. 'EV' for electric vehicle, 'O' for king – Evo." How clever. What’s more, the model which the new Evo will be based on is the next Outlander Sport crossover, which just appeared in concept form as the XR-PHEVII. Translation: a fully electric or plug-in crossover with all-wheel drive and the Evo name. Lessons taken from Mitsubishi’s own Pike’s Peak racer, the MiEV Evolution, will also be applied in order to maximize performance.

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