Mitsubishi will revive the iconic Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

Mitsubishi will revive the iconic Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

June 27, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Information about the future novelty is still very little. However, it is already known that the eleventh generation of the model can be equipped with a two-liter engine from the Renault Megane RS.

Mitsubishi can revive the legendary Lancer Evolution. Recall the first generation of the sports version of the Mitsubishi Lancer, made in the body of the “sedan”, fell on the conveyor 27 years ago – in the 1992th. The development of this Japanese model was completed in 2015 on the tenth generation. Release the tenth Lancer Evo stopped in August of 2017. About the new Mitsubishi Lancer Evo is currently little information. Experts suggest that the power unit for the new model is based on the engine of the next generation Renault Megane RS – a four-cylinder turbo engine of two liters.

Also, the revived model will receive an upgraded all-wheel drive system S-AWC, developed by Mitsubishi. In the top trim Renault Megane engine produces 296 horsepower. It is possible that the brand uses the new technology Mild Hybrid with a 48-volt starter-generator. In this case, the power of the power plant can reach 341 hp.

As a platform for all-wheel drive Lancer Evo, the automaker chose the platform CMF-C / D F4, developed by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. A new page in the history of Lancer Evolution is part of a plan for the Japanese brand to restore its former positions. Last time, work on the model receiver had to be suspended due to serious financial losses for the company and its subsequent purchase of Nissan in 2016.