The Mitsubishi Lancer Evo is dead...
From Autocar magazine
[quote]Mitsubishi to ditch the Evo for EVs
I’ve just spent an engaging half-hour in the company of Gayu Eusegi, Mitsubishi’s global product director.
Mostly we talked about the new Global Small Concept, which will be built in Thailand and sized somewhere between a Toyota Aygo and the Colt supermini. It’ll go on UK sale in 2012, effectively replacing the Colt in the line-up.
But also he told me some news, which seemed to surprise a few Mitsubishi Europe bods as much as it did me.
The Lancer Evolution X, Eusegi told me, will be the last Evo. he said, Eyebrow up.
Eusegi said, adding that the decision was a .
It seems Mitsubishi, which is going to introduce eight full electric or hybrid cars by 2015, has decided its image is about lowering CO2, not making lurid replicas of rally cars that don’t go top-level rallying any more.
Eusegi said that customers would find it what Mitsubishi was about if it was no longer in this motorsport-inspired market.
He seemed to put the rumoured diesel hybrid Evo replacement to bed, too. So the X will be the last Evolution model? said Eusegi.
Until then, prepare yourselves for the end of an