The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, the brand’s last enthusiast-aimed car offered in the U.S., was axed back in 2016 but will be resurrected in the future as an all-new model, Autocar reports.
The Lancer Evo became a rally legend after its launch in 1992 (while also securing the status of neighborhood street-racing terror), offering a brash exterior and a light, lively chassis. Mitsubishi’s sportiest offering by far, the Lancer Evo was one of the last, focused, no-frills performance sedans of its generation alongside the Subaru WRX.
Autocar indicates that the next-generation model will be the fruit of Mitsubishi’s partnership with Renault — via Nissan, which owns a controlling stake in Mitsubishi — and will share the CMF-C/D F4 platform and parts of its drivetrain with the next-generation Renault Megane RS, expected to use a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine.
Autocar suggests that the Lancer Evo could benefit from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance’s development…