[Please note: images of Mitsubishi Concept-X from 2006 shown]
Mitsubishi president Osamu Masuko has confirmed to British motoring magazine Autocar that the next Mitsubishi Evo XI is due in three years and will feature a hybrid drivetrain.
"We will start work on the project next year, and it will be ready within three," Masuko told Autocar. "I have set the goal of developing a sporting car featuring electric power."
Autocar says that the Mitsubishi Evo will be a diesel-hybrid, although, Masuko did not confirm that detail.
With an eye towards cutting emissions but still aiming creating a powerhouse car for the masses, the next Mitsubishi Evo will feature a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time of less than 5 seconds while sporting a CO2 quotient of less than 200 g/km.
The 2014 Mitsubishi Evo will also feature an updated version of the S-AWC all-wheel drive system.