The next Mitsubishi Lancer Evo will be a hybrid car, confirms Mitsu CEO Osamu Masuko.
What’s more, the hybrid Evo is said to be a diesel-electric! So, does that mean the ultimate road-going rally car is going to be ruined?
Well, we are going to have to wait for technical details to emerge and then judge it. But according to Autocar the Hybrid Evo will do 0 to 60 mph in under 5 seconds. If that’s true, it won’t disappoint in terms of speed. And seeing as it will get a revised version of current S-AWC four-wheel drive system, which integrates braking, steering and traction control, it will be just as good, if not better to drive.
And it does all that while emitting no more than 200 g/km CO2.So going green doesn’t necessarily mean the Evo will become less of a sportscar.
The next generation Evo will go on sale in three years.