Mistubishi Lancer EVO to go green

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I saw one today in black color and WORK wheels, I have no doubts that I will ditch the hottest women in the country for that car but as I arrived back to work, I read that Mitsubishi has announced that the next-gen EVO will be a hybrid. Yes folks, the green monster have won over us, the endangered species.

We have to remind you that earlier this year, Mitsubishi showed its intentions of killing the Evo altogether, as the company considers that such a model doesn’t fit its recently-embraced green philosophy.

However, fans, together with an important part of the automotive media (including ourselves), fought back, which led to the company reconsidering the deal. Unfortunately, as you can see. Mitsubishi still hasn’t got it right.

According to the aforementioned source, the executive didn’t offer the tech details of the deal, but many believe that the vehicle will use a diesel(!)-electric powertain, which should provide enough muscle for a sub-5 seconds 0 to 62 mph sprint, while keeping CO2 emissions under the 200 g/km mark.

Well the sub-5 second 0-60 mph sprint might be impressive but the diesel will never come close to a petrol car in terms of thrill which were the essence of an EVO.

Baber K. Khan

An auto enthusiast trying to bring car media mainstream.