Rumors of its demise were optimistic: it’s going electric instead.
Yesterday, we told you about the death of the MitsubishiLancer Evo, the company’s high-performance derivative of the Lancer sedan. Well, apparently our sources were slightly skewed, as Mitsubishiofficials quickly reached out to us and demanded that we retract our article.They say the Evo nameplate will actually live on, but will be renamed ‘EVo’. Matching rumors we had previously heard, Mitsubishi is planning an electric vehicle model by 2020 that’ll carry onthe name, while still offering the performance the Evo was renowned for.
More details at this time are limited, but our contacts at the company did mention they are optimistic the car would makeapproximately 300 horsepower, offer 0-60mph times around 4-seconds and a rangeof up to 200 miles. Is this EVolution or just a Tesla fettish?