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Mitsubishi really is surprising us lately. Really, they keep coming out with new concepts, automotive technology, and are continuing to expand with their Nissan-Renault partnership/competitor. Back when the last Lancer Evo was auctioned off and the Lancer was discontinued, we thought that was the last we’ve seen of the old Mitsubishi vehicles. Soon after they announced their centennial anniversary, that news quickly subsided.
A New Evo
Evo, short for “evolution”, was the nameplate given to the Lancer Evolution before it was discontinued. Recently, Mitsubishi has been adamant about moving their brand into the future with hybrid SUVs and electric vehicles. Their Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter project, currently taking place in New York City, is proof of that. Now, we may be in for a surprise, because the “Evo” nameplate is coming back, and Mitsubishi will be slapping it on an upcoming electric vehicle (EV) concept.
It took some digging around, but there is one Mitsubishi concept that has yet to see the light since its first debut several years ago – the Mitsubishi eX. With the new technology in the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and a multi-year contract with a company that develops human-to-computer interaction software, many signs are pointing to the Mitsubishi eX. Why? Well here’s what we know about the concept.
100 must be the lucky number for Mitsubishi, because 2017 marks 100 years that the automotive company has been in business, and it’s surprise after surprise. First they gave us a throwback with the Eclipse Cross debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Then they added a limited edition to the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and gave the discontinued Lancer a limited edition as well. They’re even bringing back their very first model A as a PHEV, redesigned by the same guys behind MTV’s Pimp My Ride. Can it get any better? Yes, it can.
Mitsubishi already has an electric vehicle, the Mitsubishi i-Miev, and they’re releasing an all-electric commercial truck line very soon. We know they plan to enter the autonomous car race as well, given their current development of autonomous mapping technology. What’s next for the auto brand? Let’s just say West Coast Customs isn’t the only company that’s going to give Mitsubishi Motors a new look.
“This is how we do it, this is how we do it!” Man, that song is old, but not as old as the 1917 Mitsubishi Model A. After 100 years of production and becoming a globally-known automotive company, Mitsubishi Motors is going to do something different to celebrate. They’re gonna bring back the Mitsubishi Model A, the first automobile they ever produced, and smack it onto the Outlander PHEV platform with all-new tech, but the same old look.
Yeah, you heard right. The Outlander PHEV, having never seen the shores of the states, will be sharing its powertrain with the new Mitsubishi Model A PHEV. We’re finally going to get to test out a Mitsubishi PHEV automobile for ourselves. Not only that, but it will be in a completely different vehicle. The Mitsubishi Model A may look a little dated, but that’s why Mitsubishi Motors North America has struck a deal with West Coast Customs to redefine the 100 year old automobile.