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Mitsubishi Evo XI diesel-hybrid gets the go-ahead in 2014

 Mitsubishi Evo XI diesel-hybrid gets the go-ahead in 2014
Mitsubishi Concept-X

Next Evo will feature a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time of less than 5 seconds

[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.

Source: Autocar

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KheirFrancis
I wish i worked for mitsubishi, with all of the concepts and designs they have had, anyone can create a mountain of ideas of vehicles that can be put into production including this concept, Hybrids, electric, diesels and of course there main production vehicles. what the heck is going on at mitsubishi.
Nov 20, 2012 1:39 am
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autoholyc
Whatever hybrid they produce and badge it "Evo", the true Evo died for me after Evo 9 went off production.
Oct 22, 2011 5:17 pm
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BarryJohnson
Why??? Because the Evo x has a nicer interior then the 9? The true Evo is far from dead, my x is just as capable on a race track as a IX and much more compliment then a IX on the street. With more power output better interior, handling and a more advanced aluminum engine with dual mivec. That sounds like evolution to me, I love all evos so bring it on just please make it light and a potential, capable nsx, gtr, supra, Sti, m3 fighter because that's what us Evo lovers build it for.
May 9, 2012 11:26 am
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autoholyc
watch this on youtube /watch?v=yPeIumioYOE. This shows again that Evo x is slower than 9. When MotorTrend tested Evo x back in 2008 they said it's slowest evo they ever tested. Autocar measured Evo x 0-100mph in 13secs and said that Evo 6 was capable of 11sec 0-100. Evo x doesn't have any excuse for being slower than 13 year old Evo 6 both in straight and corners. Now the Evo 5 and 6 were truly GTR, Porsche fighters while Evo X is slower than, well, everything))). It's slower than even audi TTS, or S4. Doesn't even come close to M3, and people now compare it to Golf Gti. What a shame.
May 10, 2012 3:10 pm
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SonAshari
I like to hear that sound... go Mitsu Evo XI!!!
Oct 22, 2011 4:58 am
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Mike_B
It's not a horrible idea but i still don't see a diesel-Electric-hybrid Evo as anything other than an option (maybe for the European market) Mitsubishi wouldn't shoot themselves in the foot like that, after-all they're looking to sell as many cars as possible.
Oct 22, 2011 12:59 am
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Dolomight 74-86
EVO XI + 4B11T Swap from EVO X = Problem solved. You Guys can thank me later.
Oct 21, 2011 11:42 pm
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EJ255
It's inevitable. Be ready to "smoke" the competition.
Oct 21, 2011 4:43 pm
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Mikeado
Hey, Mitsubishi were going to axe the Evo altogether, but we (well, a group of people) convinced them to keep it going, despite rumours of a hybrid Evo already circulating. What happens next is on us (well, "them").
Oct 21, 2011 3:50 pm
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PAULac
Lol, what is Mitsu doing with their most esteemed vehicle? Now they're gonna water it down by doing such a move???Hayzz:Oh well. Enjoy your REV-LESS sports car then
Oct 21, 2011 2:03 pm
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AnaHeluši?
cool man, this is a way to go
Oct 21, 2011 1:55 pm
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eddie
A friend of mine just bought a MB GL diesel. The engine sounds like a gasoline type, the exhaust does not smell like diesel and the performance is outstanding without the sound of a pop corn machine. Literally, I could not tell it was a diesel!
Oct 21, 2011 1:29 pm
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rxlonline
nooooo!!!! wtf?? the only thing Diesels are good is economy. period! sport car = gasoline rever! i hat that diesel fashion on these days... and the fault of this are the germans with their TDI anda etc... grrrr!!!!
Oct 21, 2011 1:20 pm
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AnaHeluši?
well i see that you never drove a diesel hahaha
Oct 21, 2011 1:55 pm
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schizo
Drive a newer diesel car and you will thank the germans with their TDI and etc... The torque will make you delete your comment...
Oct 21, 2011 2:39 pm
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DBaskov
Actually you got it all wrong. Diesel tends to be better at performance than gasoline does, and diesel engines last longer. The reason why gasoline is so popular in US is because it was cleaner back then than diesel and now because the demand for it is so small, it's more expansive than gas and considerably more expansive than it should be if it was on high demand. It seems that diesel is more superior than gasoline, it's the fault of oil companies, market and government as to why diesel is not so popular in America.
Oct 21, 2011 4:22 pm
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kryst_PL
Dear Lord, no... The clean issue - completely true. Its gone. But the lasting issue - it is also gone. Diesel engines WERE longer lasting. But they are too complex now to achieve such durability as years ago. Sad thing is, a good maintained petrol engine will las exactly the same causing way fewer damage to the pocket when servicing it (common rail, FAP etc).
Oct 21, 2011 5:07 pm
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N20_Purge
I don't see how a diesel 4-pot can sound racy, but I'm glad Mitsubishi still is going to have a flagship peformance car.
Oct 21, 2011 1:14 pm
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Microice
Death of a legend or the dawn of a new 'error'? With the motor industry moving towards diesel 'sports' cars, this Evo strategy may not be a bad thing but will have to see the final product. Will 'petrolheads' need to change their names...?
Oct 21, 2011 11:10 am
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Douglas6250
Actually I guess that may not seem that sad really. I mean, since the birth of this car it really wasn't there to compete on brand image, luxury, style, engine sounds and all those sorts of stuff. So as long as they keep packing the car full of complicating systems, programming and mechanical stuff and fulfil the performance goals, I guess there isn't really much to moan about for fans of these sorts of cars. I guess the same goes with the Subaru Impreza as well...
Oct 21, 2011 12:17 pm
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progressive
They are so behind Nissan GTR. Very ugly, as usual.
Oct 21, 2011 11:01 am
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AnaHeluši?
don't talk about your mama that way
Oct 21, 2011 1:54 pm
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progressive
I'll just ride your mama, as ussual.
Oct 21, 2011 6:26 pm
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AnaHeluši?
you are talking so bad about your mum hahha
Oct 23, 2011 7:16 pm
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EhEmGee
First they put the Eclipse out of its tragic misery, then they try to feed us some pipe-dream about the Evo rising out of the ashes as some tarted-up drag queen version of its former self. Mitsubishi is so done.
Oct 21, 2011 10:54 am
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eddie
I think diesel hybrid is the way to go. I wish they would do the same for the SUV market especially as a plug in. The Big 3 always stated their profit margins were the best for SUVs so there is room for a diesel hybrid plug in SUV)(Take a pickup, enclose the back, throw a third seat in and charge at least another $15000
Oct 21, 2011 10:42 am
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kryst_PL
A "diesel-hybrid" ? Could it get any worse... ?
Oct 21, 2011 10:30 am
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rxlonline
maybe just "diesel" ??? lol! :(
Oct 21, 2011 1:21 pm
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