Next Generation Mitsubishi Lancer Could Be A Crossover

Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept 3

The upcoming Mitsubishi Lancer design will be based on e-evolution concept which debuted at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Mitsubishi Lancer is one of the iconic names in the industry. The Lancer is known for its performance and handling especially on EVO models which are on a different level compared to the competition. The current generation Lancer is in the market for over 10 years now and competition have moved on.

Mitsubishi was struggling to develop next generation Lancer due to the financial situation but the latest alliance with Renault-Nissan has helped the company to bring in some cash to develop and expand Mitsubishi models.

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Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept 4

The Japanese manufacturer is currently working on next generation of Outlander, ASX and Triton. Then the next products in line are Pajero and Lancer. Mitsubishi has already confirmed that there won’t be a replacement coming for Pajero anytime soon.

But Trevor Mann, COO of Mitsubishi confirmed that the Lancer name plate will make a come back but it won’t be in the sport back body style instead the company is looking at C-segment crossover. The C-segment crossover is rapidly expanding in China. Even though in global market, a small dip in sales have been seen in C-segment but the volumes is still there.

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Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept 6

The upcoming Lancer design will be based on e-evolution concept which debuted at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. The Japanese manufacturer is expected to give a revolutionary new design theme for Lancer and the designer Tsunehiro Kunimoto has confirmed that the company is thinking quite radically and originality is as much as part of the Mitsubishi design philosophy.

The next generation Lancer is based on CMF C/D platform from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi. We can expect lots of parts to be shared with its siblings from Nissan and Renault to keep the cost down. Mitsubishi hasn’t given us any information whether the Lancer will come in a sedan body style or not.
Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept 5

We can also expect Mitsubishi to bring new Lancer to India as compact SUV segment is very popular among Indian customers. The production version of Lancer is still couple of years ago as the development is in its early stages.