Mitsubishi has released a teaser image of what it calls an “all-new flagship concept car” to be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show next month. The company promises 4WD and a “low-slung aerodynamic” shape, but also an all-electric powertrain and (sigh) an “SUV coupe” body. But, this doesn’t mean Mitsubishi’s once again crapping on a legendary name (necessarily).
We are just going to assume that they meant for it to be a successor not to the Lancer Evolution but the Pajero Evolution. The two-door SUV based on its Dakar racers was certainly a flagship of sorts so this could make sense, unlike the Eclipse Cross.
The words surrounding this car in the official press statement are pretty ambitious.
The 45th Tokyo Motor Show* will be like no other before for Mitsubishi Motors – a true milestone event where the corporation will wave the flag under new
circumstances to usher a new era of long term growth and sustainable development, returning to where it belongs to better embrace the future. A beacon for this renewed ambition will be the world premiere of an all-new flagship concept car, the MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT.
One thing’s for sure, though. With the expected reveals of the next Toyota Supra, Nissan Z, Honda S2000, whatever Mazda is cooking up to follow the RX-Vision and now this Mitsubishi Evolution, it’s going to be an exciting show.