Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition (2015)
Mitsubishi is clear in its priorities and strategies, and since then these do not pass through a new Lancer Evo, at least as we imaginaríamos. Times change, and the manufacturer nippon think you need to leave behind their successes and tradition to focus on the development of a new range of models.
As already intuirás, Mitsubishi is still so two of the trends that are stronger have been stuck in the car market in the last decade. We refer to SUVS and ‘crossover’, on the one hand, and hybridization, on the other hand.
Mitsubishi is focused on the development of your new range of SUV hybrids, which will be arriving progressively to the market in the next few years, and see no hollow -and possibly not enough profitability – for a true substitute for the Lancer Evo.
Mitsubishi XR-PHEV II Concept (2015): this is the new direction of the brand, SUV hybrid/electric
According to Osamu Masuko (President of Mitsubishi) to the british magazine Autocar, we will not see a new sports sedan ‘Evolution’. There are No plans for the development of such a model, so that the farewell to the Lancer Evo -which is giving a lot of war, in all its different versions, since 1993 – will take place sooner rather than later.
right Now, the demand of the market (and also money) is on the other side, and not in sports of the “niche” of four doors, for more than nostalgia to make this decision is very painful. However, all is not lost: could have a new ‘Evo’ in the immediate future, but that yes, in such a case will be hybrid or electric, and what we will see under body crossover.
The trend that will continue to the new models of Mitsubishi be seen clearly if we consider the prototypes that have been presented in the last rooms automobile international. Two good examples of this are the Mitsubishi XR-PHEV II Concept and the upcoming Mitsubishi eX Concept. The bet by the electric (EV) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVS) is very clear, as well as the format of the SUV.