The Mitsubishi Lancer could make a comeback as a high-performance saloon or a hatchback.
Despite being discontinued in 2015, the Mitsubishi Lancer still carries a huge fan following among enthusiasts. The iconic performance sedan has had 10 generation changes and was finally put on rest in 2015 with Evo X being the last production model. New media reports claim that Mitsubishi is planning to revive the Lancer nameplate.
The Mitsubishi Lancer could make a comeback as a high-performance saloon or a hatchback. The Japanese automaker joined hands with Renault-Nissan Alliance, which will allow Mitsubishi to use new platforms and powertrains. It is expected that the next Lancer Evo could utilise the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s CMF-CD F4 modular design platform. Also See – Rumour – Next-gen Mitsubishi Lancer in the works
The report further suggests that the next Mitsubishi Lancer Evo could share the engine with the next-gen Renault Megane RS. It is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine that churns out 340PS of power and 420Nm of torque. The last Evo X was equipped with a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that produces 294PS and 366Nm of torque.
While the next-gen Renault Meganse RS is a front-wheel drive configuration, the next-gen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo is expected to feature the Mitsubishi’s famous S-AWC all-wheel-drive system. The performance car could also receive a dual-clutch transmission. The next-gen Renault Megane RS is expected to arrive in the next 2 years. It is expected that the next Lancer Evo could be arrived soon after the Megane RS.