Report: Next Mitsubishi Evo will be a plug-in hybrid, coming in three years

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We’ve been hearing about it for a while and today we’re hearing about it once again. Mitsubishi is reportedly working on a Lancer Evo sedan with a hybrid powertrain and the car is expected to hit roads within three years.

Sources have told What Car? that the decision to go hybrid with the next-generation Evo will help the car meet future emissions and fuel-economy regulations. The move is a part of a wider move by the Japanese brand towards electric and hybrid power, sources said.

A plug-in hybrid diesel system is currently in favor for the next Evo, but Mitsubishi says that the car could be a gasoline plug-in hybrid to cater to the U.S. and Japanese market.

The model will also feature a new version of the company’s S-WAC four-wheel-drive system with more precise all-wheel capability.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: WhatCar