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Mitsubishi Axes the Evo........

From Autocar.co.uk

Mitsubishi to ditch the Evo for EVs
Matt Prior


I’ve just spent an engaging half-hour in the company of Gayu Eusegi, Mitsubishi’s global product director.

Mostly we talked about the new Global Small Concept, which will be built in Thailand and sized somewhere between a Toyota Aygo and the Colt supermini. It’ll go on UK sale in 2012, effectively replacing the Colt in the line-up.

But also he told me some news, which seemed to surprise a few Mitsubishi Europe bods as much as it did me.

The Lancer Evolution X, Eusegi told me, will be the last Evo. “There is still a demand [for the car],” he said, “but we must stop.” Eyebrow up.

“Our influence now is EV technology,” Eusegi said, adding that the decision was a “policy change”.

It seems Mitsubishi, which is going to introduce eight full electric or hybrid cars by 2015, has decided its image is about lowering CO2, not making lurid replicas of rally cars that don’t go top-level rallying any more.

Eusegi said that customers would find it “easier to understand” what Mitsubishi was about if it was no longer in this motorsport-inspired market.

He seemed to put the rumoured diesel hybrid Evo replacement to bed, too. So the X will be the last Evolution model? “Yes. Maybe the world can change, and maybe someday we can do a motor race by electric vehicles,” said Eusegi. “Maybe then we can enter the market again.”

Until then, prepare yourselves for the end of an era.


Source: Autocar.co.uk http://www.autocar.co.uk/blogs/autoc...s-no-more.aspx

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Re: Mitsubishi Axes the Evo........

Eusegi said that customers would find it “easier to understand” what Mitsubishi was about if it was no longer in this motorsport-inspired market
translation: Mitsu thinks its customers are retarded.

It sounds like the company's getting all tree-huggy. How do their SUVs fit into this new policy?
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Re: Mitsubishi Axes the Evo........

LOL....what SUV's? The Endeavor and the Outlander?! HA! Who the hell drives those things!

Although I do admit I have a secret crush on the Outlander.......



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Re: Mitsubishi Axes the Evo........

Well...there goes the ONLY good product Mitsubishi had left.

Probably ran out of yen since they have such low annual sales, and could only get funding from the government for making electric vehicles. This is the only way they can stay afloat.

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Re: Mitsubishi Axes the Evo........

Yes, lolz.
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Re: Mitsubishi Axes the Evo........

This doesn't personally affect me that much. Never was a big evo fan (aside from the evo 8) but I know a couple of mitsu owners who are not gonna be pleased. Lol now every time he says his lancer is so much better then the accord I can be like "which car is still in production? Thats what I though."
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Re: Mitsubishi Axes the Evo........

cant name one other car, besides the new eclipse that i've ever noticed on the road.... odds are their fellow CEO's that pool their money to make the Japanese Economy work how it does are tired of Mitsu's suckage and want them to find a way to make more products that people might buy
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Re: Mitsubishi Axes the Evo........

Let's have a look back...

Good:
Evo

Halfway decent:
3000GT
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Eclipse
Outlander

No:
Mirage
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