Saturday, July 4, 2020
News Mitsubishi Is Putting New Lancer Evo On Back Burner For Now

Mitsubishi Is Putting New Lancer Evo On Back Burner For Now

Mitsubishi has no plans to resurrect some of its flagship nameplates until the company has stabilized its finances.

Speaking with media before the Montreal Auto Show last week, Mitsu’s head of global product planning Vincent Cobee said the company needed to focus on developing models that cater to larger audiences before thinking of resurrecting the Mitsubishi Lancer EVO or the Pajero SUV.

“On models like a new Lancer EVO or even a new Pajero, as much as I’d love to bring these names back and as much as I enjoy both as a car enthusiast, I think we have to walk before we run”, said Vincent Cobee.

“Once we return to profitability, then we can turn our attention to bringing back some of our flagships and halo cars”.

Mitsubishi is planning a whole new vehicle strategy in the next 7 or 8 years. At term the lineup will include a mix of SUVs, the Triton mid-size pickup, and electric cars. Every new Mitsubishi model will come with an electrified engine option.

The new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV released last year did unexpectedly well with over 5,000 units sold.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The last Mitsubishi Lancer Evo was the EVO X produced from 2007 to 2016. A direct competitor to the Subaru WRX, the EVO X featured a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbo engine with nearly 300 horsepower.

The first Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution hit the market in 1992. 10 generations of the Lancer Evo were produced since then.


1993 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Evo Images

Trending Now

Could The Mazda CX-5 Diesel Not Return In 2020?

Mazda CX-5 Diesel was introduced in 2019 It's the most expensive version of the CX-5 lineup It's the only diesel-powered compact SUV on...

Mazda MX-5 100th Anniversary Special Edition On The Way To The US And Canada

Both soft-top and RF versions will be offered. They will be based on the GT trim. They arrive later this year, priced from...

Bring a Trailer Sold To Hearst Autos, Joins C&D, R&T, And AutoWeek

Hearst Autos confirmed the purchase of Bring a Trailer BaT will continue to operate out of its San Francisco headquarters with the same...

Ford Mustang Mach-E Orders Open In US And Canada, Models Get A Power Boost

Ford is taking orders on the electric Mustang Mach-E in Canada and the US Reservation holders are invited to convert their reservation into...

2021 Bentley Bentayga Gets Refreshed Design, New Tech

The 2021 Bentley Bentayga receives new styling reminiscent of the Continental GT and Flying Spur. New infotainment system, new interior materials, more rear-seat...
Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur was studying to be a CPA when he decided to drop everything and launch a car website in 2012. Don't ask. The journey has been an interesting one, but today he has co-founded and manages 8 websites including EcoloAuto.com and MotorIllustrated.com as General Manager of NetMedia360. He also sits on the board of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada. Send me an email

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.