Future Mitsubishi Lancer might come as a crossover

Apr 26, 2018 | Same topic: Auto industry: Latest updates
And it could also be the replacement for both the Outlander and ASX.

Back in 2015, the Mitsubishi Lancer, along with the Galant and Pajero, was announced to be discontinued so that the Japanese carmaker could focus on building a more compact and robust lineup. However, the latest car news has suggested that the next-gen Lancer might still be here to stay yet under the form of a crossover.

This information was revealed by Mitsubishi Motors Chief Designer Tsunehiro Kunimoto and Chief Operating Officer Trevor Mann via Auto Express.

The next-gen Lancer might still be here to stay yet under the form of a crossover

According to Mann, the Mitsubishi Outlander and ASX will be replaced by just one model. By specifically mentioning the Lancer, he also disclosed that the design of the next-iteration Lancer was in its finalization process.

Chief Designer Tsunehiro Kunimoto also unveiled that the upcoming Lancer might borrow some styling cues from the Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept introduced at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show. Kunimoto also confirmed that the future Lancer won’t be built as a conventional hatchback, which probably gives us a hint of an all-new crossover to come in a few years time. Once entering the market, the Lancer crossover is expected to go head-to-head with the Subaru XV and the Toyota C-HR.

The e-Evolution concept is a nice combination of a performance SUV and an electric vehicle

Excellent design, strong engine and great performance are what to describe the e-Evolution concept

At the moment, there is not much to tell about the next-gen Mitsubishi Lancer. However, given that a major chunk of Mitsubishi Motors is owned by Nissan, the said crossover might share the platform with Nissan and Renault. All-wheel drive and hybrid versions will likely to be offered as well.

Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept First Impression Review at Tokyo Motor Show 2017