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Old 4th March 2011, 00:01   #16
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RIP Mitsubishi EVO. You've provided the World with loads of fun, thrills and wet pants. You will be remembered forever. A future classic, most certainly!
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What??? They got to be kidding. What about all those people who were betting on how the Evo 11 would pair up to their renderings. This is one of the most iconic street legal rally cars that a civilian can have

Go green Mitsubishi, but let the (mean)est live
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Sad news this one going. Hm should have made it more affordable for us.
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This is already being discussed elsewhere on a Mitsubishi thread.
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Reminds me of Two-strokes. End of an era indeed.

Why does technological advancement come at the expense of emotion?
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Mitsubishi Evo not dead - just getting neutered?

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Following consumer backlash and a media fire storm, Mitsubishi is scrambling to explain comments made by a senior executive who stated the Evolution X would be the last Evo.

In an e-mail sent to Inside Line, the company said production of the current model would continue until it is phased out in 2012/2013. They added, "MMC [Mitsubishi Motor Corporation] has kept the Lancer Evolution sedan evolving as the brand's highest-performing model in the global market. However, as the market's needs and demands change, MMC is considering not advancing the Lancer Evolution concept in the same way as before, but to find a different direction for the Lancer Evolution model to evolve."

This seems to imply the next-generation Evo, if it retains that name, will be a hybrid or a plug-in hybrid. Details are limited, but Mitsubishi has already showcased a Lancer Evolution MIEV in 2005. While it will likely have little in common with the 2013/2014 model, the Evo MIEV had a lithium-ion battery and four electric motors that produced a combined maximum output of 200 kW (268 hp / 272 PS) and 2,072 Nm (1,528 lb-ft) of torque. This enabled the prototype to hit a top speed of 180 km/h (112 mph) and travel up to 250 km (155 miles) on a single charge.
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Cause to keep Mitsubishi Evo alive and pure pops up on the web

Speculation surrounding the Mitsubishi Evolution has reached a fever pitch over the last few days. Has the Lancer Evolution reached the end of the line? Is Mitsubishi going to produce a new version that utilizes a hybrid powertrain? We don't have an answer, but we do know that fans of the Evo are scared. The object of their affection has potentially met its demise. In an effort to show how much the car would be missed, a group of Evo-lovers have banded together to show support for the car they so-admire.

The title reads "Mitsubishi, Keep the Evo Alive" and it's for an online petition to show the tri-diamond automaker how much its sports sedan will be missed. If you want to join in and show support, head over to the site and join the cause. If you prefer the dirt-drift action of a Subaru, then lean back in your chair, don't click anything and cackle wildly
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Following consumer backlash and a media fire storm, Mitsubishi is scrambling to explain comments made by a senior executive who stated the Evolution X would be the last Evo.
In an e-mail sent to Inside Line, the company said production of the current model would continue until it is phased out in 2012/2013. They added, "MMC [Mitsubishi Motor Corporation] has kept the Lancer Evolution sedan evolving as the brand's highest-performing model in the global market. However, as the market's needs and demands change, MMC is considering not advancing the Lancer Evolution concept in the same way as before, but to find a different direction for the Lancer Evolution model to evolve."
This seems to imply the next-generation Evo, if it retains that name, will be a hybrid or a plug in hybrid. Details are limited, but Mitsubishi has already showcased a Lancer Evolution MIEV in 2005. While it will likely have little in common with the 2013/2014 model, the Evo MIEV had a lithium ion battery and four electric motors that produced a combined maximum output of 200 kW (268 hp / 272 PS) and 2,072 Nm (1,528 lb-ft) of torque. This enabled the prototype to hit a top speed of 180 km/h (112 mph) and travel up to 250 km (155 miles) on a single charge.

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Good news for all the evo enthusiast. I personally dont care if its a hybrid (eventually all cars will be) , as long as its got the soul of EVO.

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Old 5th March 2011, 19:30   #24
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Default Re: Mitsubishi evo not dead.. just getting neutered

(sigh)
Yeah, everything going to be hybrid.
But why this much early.
Other manufacturers are making hybrids and all without losing their performance models.
Then why the Evo?
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Old 5th March 2011, 20:02   #25
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Mitsubishi seems to be floundering and has no clue how to shape its future :-( Evo is the only iconic brand that Mitsubishi has, and that helps sell some of it other more "commuter" cars/SUVs due to appealing to enthusiasts.
It has anyways no clue on how to compete with a Corolla/Civic or Accord/Camry or CRV/RAV4 or ... - the list goes on.
I do hope and pray they bury this "bright" idea soonest!
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Default Re: Death of a Legend. Mitsubishi India discontinues Lancer EVO

carscoops has reported that Mitsubishi will stop making the Lancer Evo X this year.

This would mean that not only us, but the iconic car is gonna be missed by everyone :(

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Mitsubishi will end production of one of its most iconic models, the Lancer Evolution, by the end of this year, says a report from Japan. The Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X, which recently received a special edition model in the UK, will be the last Evo model as we know it.

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Default Thank you - Mistubishi Lancer Evo

I think it is only apt, that we all pay tribute to one of the maddest car lines ever. The latest report from Mitsubishi is that there is no plan for further development of the lancer EVO

http://www.caradvice.com.au/295740/m...ormance-sedan/

Thank you Mistubishi for making the auto world a better place with the EVOs.

R E S P E C T !

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That's one Lovely Car. I am very sad to see it being discontinued :'(

Felt the same when heard that Honda discontinues Civic.

Why companies are going MAD and discontinuing these beauties?
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Very sad. Especially at a time when the new Subaru WRX STI is smashing records at the Isle of Man.
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It is indeed sad to hear that The Mighty Mitsubishi Lancer EVO a.k.a The Legend Killer or The Supercar Killer will be no longer produced with the Evolution X(read 10) being their last, but they have mentioned somewhere that they would continue to make it in its electric avatar.

With the world moving towards electric/hybrid vehicles, Mitsubishi Motors too has decided to join the bandwagon. Given the Mitsubishi Group expertise in Electrical Engineering, I'm sure they will bring an Electric EVO that will try to match the original Mad 2.0 Liter 4 Cylinder Twin Turbo Petrol. Look at how Tesla's Electric car is breaking records. But still the joy of driving the original rally spec 2.0 liter petrol engine will be missed. I am glad that I have a Mitsubishi Lancer(Indian Spec) based on the EVO VI (read 6). But what a car the Mitsubishi Lancer EVO was or rather is till the stocks run out. I am saddened as I am a die hard Mitsubishi Motors fan right from their World Rallying Pedigree to the gruesome and notorious Dakar Rally.
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