New Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept Is The EVO Of Crossovers

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These are the first photos of the Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept which is set to debut at the Tokyo Motor Show.

The iconic Evolution returns in the form of an all-electric SUV concept, previewing a “high-performance all-electric crossover” from Mitsubishi.

As we’ve reported before, the concept is powered by three electric motors, one at the front and the remaining two at the back. The powertrain also features electronically-controlled torque vectoring while Mitsubishi brags about the onboard AI brain which can read changes in road and traffic conditions as well as interpreting the driver’s intent.

While many fans will be upset to see their favorite rally car-inspired performance model morphing into an electric SUV, the e-Evolution displays perfectly Mitsubishi’s new brand strategy under the supervision of the Renault-Nissan alliance.

We still don’t know any technical details but we’re just a few hours away from Mitsubishi revealing it all so stay tuned.

H/T to Niko from Wheelsage!

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  • SgtBeavis
    • Bo Hanan

      Can’t think of a better way to destroy a name that once meant something good.
      “Mitsubishi- destroying it’s performance car history one new car at a time.”

      • Benjamin B.

        very disappointing to watch Mitsubishi continue to kill itself and its reputation with enthusiasts. You can only sell so many cars that are safe and reliable. Even Toyota and Subaru know this. Both automakers make plenty of boring cars, like the Toyota Prius and Subaru Legacy Outback. But Subaru still understands its WRX and STI units are important to the brand. Toyota is bringing back the Supra, albeit it’ll be built in Europe. Even Honda has the beautiful Acura NSX (underrated in my opinion) and tricked-out Civic Type R. Mitsubishi has lost its way. We don’t want to see Eclipse and Evo crossovers. I am open hybrids (McLaren P1 is my favorite hyper car).

        • klowik

          I believe Mitsu has been trying but a company cannot keep loosing money while trying to keep the heritage. The best bet is too cooperate and sell out to others and change strategy and hoping one day to re-surface the once great EVO model.

  • Leconte Dave

    Kill it

    • matrem

      The brand, at least in the US.

      • Benjamin B.

        RIP Mitsubishi, Lancia, Holden, Chrysler (the brand)

  • LWOAP

    It most certainly is NOT the Evo of crossovers. I’d take a Juke R over this and that thing is really ugly but it has the heart of a GT-R with AWD.

    • Dennis Scipio

      it’s never going into production, I personally think this looks bold and defiant. This is the future of Mitsubishi, deal with it.

      • Six_Tymes

        spot on. its visionary design.

      • LWOAP

        Well, in that case, they better hope it saves their ass otherwise they’re going the way of Lancia.

      • Tony J

        Deal with it? Lol that’s spoiled annoying bratty kids say that’s a low for you

  • Honda NSX-R

    What a mess, but I reckon that a production version would look a lot better.

  • Dennis Scipio

    Why are you praising Mazda concepts but not this Mitusbishi it’s always Anti-Mitsubishi for most!, it’s okay it it’s own way? It’s freaking sad sometimes.

    • LWOAP

      Because Mazda concepts look better and their production cars usually follow suit. It’s not Anti-Mitsubishi bias. The fact is, Mitsubishi sucks ass as it currently stands and their lineup is a joke.

      I was a fan of Mitsubishi but they have definitely lost their way.

      • Dennis Scipio

        Okay, I do admit their products could be better but hopefully their future Drive for Growth plan can address those shortcomings. Again, this vehicle is only to show off their future technologies. And by line are you referring to the US or other worldwide vehicles not sold in the US?

        • LWOAP

          Obviously the US, the pickings here are pretty damn slim and un-inspiring to say the least.

      • Justin Spencer

        No they in fact haven’t lost their way. I have a Mitsubishi and they definitely still make solid cars despite their very slim lineup. I have a non-EVO Lancer with all-wheel control and it’s a beast! A Mazda 3 would be spinning its wheels struggling to keep up in a northeastern winter! Why Mazda hasn’t been smart enough to stick all-wheel drive on a 3 I’ll never understand!

        • LWOAP

          Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I politely disagree. One of their most iconic models remained virtually unchanged for more than a decade and then killed off. If that wasn’t a red flag, I don’t know what is.

    • renesis 16x

      Because this concept sucks balls, that’s why.

  • Lloyd Anthony D Peters

    It looks like Mitsubishi looked at the https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9d522b1dee548ca967531db76ea3e0b7d1ca02d58e98d3187b47367febcedfc2.jpg defunct Faraday Future FF91 and thought “Hmm… we could make something like this…”

  • renesis 16x

    meh

  • Tony J

    Awesome…I was worried they wouldn’t do the Evo name justice..but they’ve succeeded at making a crossover just as grotesque as the evo was as a sedan good job

  • Spyderdrifter
    • LWOAP

      You forgot the Pajero Evo. Although it didn’t exist in large numbers compared to the Lancer Evo.

  • Justin Spencer

    There’s really nothing new here as pretty much EVERY brand has its own low slung, fastback Sport crossover concept. However, this is definitely the best put together Mitsubishi concept I’ve seen in a long time and it doesn’t look half bad. Reusing names is nothing new for Mitsubishi!

  • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

    Not bad but change the name to get any new name
    You can call it even Lancer but not Evo

  • Tumbi Mtika

    New Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept Is The EVO Of-
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEFnH0Fu-e4

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