Mitsubishi Details The e-Evolution Concept, AKA The Evo No One Wants

Not long after images of the Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept leaked, Mitsubishi has detailed the vehicle’s design and its powertrain.

As we already knew, the e-Evolution Concept utilizes three electric motors and a battery pack mounted under the floor. Additionally, the triple-motor 4WD system includes Dual Motor Active Yaw Control which can couple the two rear electric motors together through an electronically controlled torque-vectoring unit.

Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) also makes an appearance on the e-Evolution Concept in a bid to provide the crossover with sports car-like handling. Braking is provided by electric calipers, rather than hydraulic ones.

The e-Evolution Concept also includes an advanced artificial intelligence system. The carmaker says this system “augments the driver’s capabilities” through a series of sensors that read changes in road and traffic conditions. Furthermore, the AI system can provide a customized training programme for the owner to improve their driving. Fancy.

“We aim to provide vehicles that fulfill our customers’ desires through outstanding design, combined with the power, authenticity and carefully-considered functionality Mitsubishi Motors is known for,” said Mitsubishi head of global Design Tsunehiro Kunimoto.

From a visual standpoint, there’s no mistaking the concept as anything but a Mitsubishi. It includes an updated Dynamic Shield grille now clad in glass, large air intakes below the headlights to cool the brakes, and an aggressively slanted windshield.


  • Carlos Gamarra

    No one wants that, for sure. We just want another Lancer Evo

    • John

      Mit and Sub are doing all they can to NOT give you what you want.

  • Antonio

    Looks kind of a fridge…. not my cup of tea.

  • Braddo

    Good god what is going on at Mitsubishi design? Bad design – it’s all over the place

  • Bash

    Nice work Mitsubishi, now pick another name!

  • c3vzn

    Accurate title. Who at Mitsubishi thought this was a good idea? It’s crap for their image, it won’t sell and it’s probably less fun to work on than a traditional EVO.

    • Able

      I don’t really know what this ‘image’ you’re talking about is? Mitsubishi has ALWAYS been an SUV brand – this just continues that into the future. Mitsubishi performance cars are an era that is no longer in existence – do normal plebs really think of Mitsubishi as a performance brand? The Evo died years ago, build a bridge and get over it – it’s not Mitsubishi’s future. Sick and tired of these idiot headlines and comments like “BLAHH WE WANT THE EVO BACK” – it’s not coming back, move on!

      • LWOAP

        What’s wrong? Salty no one likes Mitsu’s decision? If people don’t like it, they don’t like it. And you can’t force them to either. Ranting about it solves nothing. And Mitsu has always been an SUV brand? I’m sorry, what? They’ve made wagons, coupes, sedans, and even hatchbacks. So I have no idea what you are talking about.

        Get used to people criticizing Mitsu. At this point, the brand pretty much earned it.

      • c3vzn

        Clearly they intend the Evo to be back as an SUV…

  • Knotmyrealname

    First fresh-looking Mitsu in a long time.

    • Mill0048

      I think the 2017 XM and 2015 eX concepts looked pretty cool too. But this is definitely an evolution (not a joke) of the design language.

      • Knotmyrealname

        The eX, yes, I agree, but the XM looked like someone jacked up a Honda Jazz and slapped an ugly face on it.

  • ediotsavant

    They should have named it, “Lexus by Mitsubishi”. Lots of Lexus cues in that design.

  • Spyderdrifter
    • Dennis Scipio

      You posted this on another post, and BTW, concept not production model.

      • Spyderdrifter

        Well aware of both those things. What’s your point?

        • Tony J

          He’s a troll in here to pout

          • Dennis Scipio

            I’m not a troll, maybe I’m just sick and tired of seeing comments like these ,okay?

          • Spyderdrifter

            If you’re tired of comments like these, just don’t read them. Still don’t see your point. We all get tired of seeing certain things, but guess what, this is the internet. It’ll never stop, like this…..

          • Dennis Scipio

            Did you seriously had to do this ?!? I am not a fucking Troll!!! If this your idea of a joke, then it wasn’t a very good one! and now you made me look like a damn fool. Delete this!

          • Spyderdrifter

            Did I have to do this? Not at all, but you didn’t have to make your comment either, so there you go. Fair is fair. The only one making you look foolish, is you. I’m not deleting it.

          • Dennis Scipio

            Well then, I deeply apologize for my actions and I got what I deserved, I hope were can put our differences behind us, please. Thank you for teaching me a lesson that what we are entitled to our own opinion and that I can’t change it just because someone else doesn’t agree with what the other is saying, and I’ll take your advice.


    mitsubishi will tumble down soon


    “The EVO no one wants”

    Well, you damn sure got that part right. Oh, well, what’s done is done.

  • Tony J

    The evo no one wants is any evo since they didn’t sell well in the first place evo guys are rhe worst it was an ugly overpriced both under and over engineered cheaply built sedan who’s performance made it irrelevant by the time it finally died. If they would have called this terrible thing anything other than an evo these blind idiots that think the evo looks good would love it smh

  • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

    cool,sexy design.the next lamborghini suv

  • Nick099

    I see the same deaf, dumb and blind designers are still at work over at Mitsubishi.
    Apparently working hand in hand with a reality-disconnected management.

  • Taegon Lewis

    Why couldn’t Mitsubishi take the Grand Lancer from the Chinese/Taiwanese markets, give it an aggressive (yet) functional bodykit, recycle most of the parts from the Evo X, sell it globally again, and call it a day.

    Hell, better than making this embarrassing/sacrilegious/forsak-ing excuse for an Evo. Let this be the Outlander Sport PHEV, but not an Evo.

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