It's going to be nothing like it used to be.
Withthe Lancer Evolution destined to become a thing of the past, Mitsubishi is soonto be losing its only real claim to performance. But all that maychange if this report from Auto Express proves to be true. According to themagazine, the company will in fact reintroduce the "Evo" nameplate onan upcoming model. But for those purists who are hoping for a lightweightperformance sedan like the outgoing generation – you're about to be verydisappointed. The next Mitsubishi Evolution will, in fact, be based on theOutlander. That's right, an Evo crossover.
According to Auto Express, the Evo could appear as an all-wheel drive,high-performance version of the Outlander Sport. The next generation of theOutlander Sport will launch with four-wheel drive, followed by a two-wheeldrive hybrid. From there, the company's UK chief said, an Evo "isn't ahuge jump". According to Bradley, “We’re not at a point where it’lldefinitely happen, but we’ve got a lot of senior management talking about it." But can a hybrid, four-wheel drive crossover ever live up to the reputation andgenerate a following like the Lancer Evolutions that we came to love in the past?