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Mitsubishi Lancer Evo XI Concept

By luanpa in | August 12, 2010 | (3) Comments

The next generation Mitsubishi Lancer EVO XI is starting to emerge, and according to the British press, the car’s powertrain will be a diesel hybrid. The 2013 Mitsubishi EVO XI hybrid was initially planed to receive the petrol hybrid powertrain from the PX-MiEV Concept.

What is The Evo XI? It will give drivers the option of driving in EV mode, though only for short distances, improving fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions. But it won’t be a namby-pamby eco-warrior. According to our source, the electric motor will be an upgraded version of the 63 hp permanent magnet synchronous motor used in the i-MiEV, and the 2.0 litre MIVEC gas engine is expected to generate around 320 hp. Depending on how Mitsubishi manages the power flow between the two, the Evo XI could effectively have up to 350 hp on tap. The current Evo makes do with a mere 291 hp.

Ralliart has been all but shut down, while plans for the next-generation Lancer Evolution have allegedly been put on hold. However, an inside source tells us that death reports of the next-generation Evo are premature. He informed us that there are still a few people within Mitsubishi who don’t want to see the company’s image car go away, and that development is underway on a plug-in hybrid version of the high-performance sports sedan. With the launch of the Outlander Sport compact crossover as well as the electric i-MiEV, it seems Mitsubishi Motors is intent on adopting a green image. Word from Japan is that the company is slowly scrapping its sporty-car program in favor of more economical products.

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3 responses to "Mitsubishi Lancer Evo XI Concept"

  1. micro says:

    omg…

  2. mikha says:

    cool i want it!!!

  3. manel lachmaiya says:

    omg.. its going to be hatchback…