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Friday, December 13, 2013

Next Gen Lancer Evolution Hybrid to get different name

This makes sense. Because the next generation Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution performance car is so different from the Evolution models that came before it, the Japanese automaker could assign it a completely different name, according to Motor Trend.

While the next-gen car will still reportedly be turbocharged and all-wheel-drive, the engine will be downsized to a tuned version of the brand's 1.1-liter three-cylinder engine and will use electric motors on both front and rear axles similar to the Outlander PHEV's setup.

Sources are hinting that those motors combined with Mitsubishi's next-gen S-AWC would give the Evo replacement handling capabilities beyond any past model. That is really saying something considering Mitsubishis's AYC (Acive Yaw Control) - an electronically controlled active rear differential - and S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control) - adds dynamic braking to AYC - already set the industry standard for performance-oriented active stability control systems.

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