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