The Mitsubishi Lancer was one of the first four-door sport sedans to hit the market, and it remains a favorite among performance enthusiasts despite having been discontinued last year. While the performance sedan of yesterday is gone, the Lancer name will live on. The new Mitsubishi Lancer will follow in the tire tracks of the Eclipse Cross, repurposing a beloved namebadge and bolstering Mitsubishi’s crossover lineup.
Even more exciting is the fact that we may have already seen what the all-new Mitsubishi Lancer crossover will look like. The e-Evolution concept, an electric crossover with a futuristic design, may very well be the template from which the new Mitsubishi Lancer crossover will spring. Mitsubishi Chief Designer Tsunehiro Kunimoto told AutoExpress that the e-Evolution would allow the Lancer to fit the global C-segment, which would slot it somewhere between a hatchback and a crossover.
“Maybe we can create a new type of hatchback vehicle. We’re thinking quite radically. Originality is as much a part of the Mitsubishi design philosophy now as consistency,” Kunimoto said.
Mitsubishi previously announced it would be releasing six new vehicles and five redesigned models by 2020. The revival of the Lancer name would be a particularly exciting choice for that goal, particularly if it were to feature a hybrid powertrain and Super All-Wheel Control.
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