Mitsubishi Evo to Be Sent to Car Heaven

And it'll likely happen by the end of this year.

This is one of those rumors that’s been going on for some time, and today it looks like it’s true. A new report coming from a Japanese automotive daily is claiming that Mitsubishi will cease production of the Lance Evolution X by the end of this year. It originally debuted way back in 1992 and, until recently, been a solid seller for the Japanese automaker. Back then, Mitsubishi put a huge emphasis on performance.

The Evo, along with the discontinued Eclipse and 3000GT, helped Mitsubishi make headway in the US market especially amongst younger enthusiasts. As such, a loyal fan base developed. Today, however, in the face of sluggish sales, Mitsubishi is rebranding itself as a more environmentally friendly brand. Something like the Evo simply doesn’t fit that image. EVs and plug-ins are now the company’s focus. Previous rumors claimed a new Evo was possible, but that it could receive a hybrid powertrain. Apparently that’s not even happening now. So if you’re in the market for a brand-new Evo, now’s the time to buy. The clock, sadly, is ticking.

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