Dramatic action was required to keep the Evo alive and, for Mitsubishi's team of Japanese engineers, that meant outside-the-box thinking was a necessity. So, Mitsubishi engineers have dreamed up a solution: an Evo XI powered by clean-diesel hybrid technology.
And now, one of Mitsubishi's top execs have reportedly confirmed that, come 2014, the Evo XI will emerge as a diesel hybrid. Mitsubishi president Osamu Masuko reportedly confirmed to Autocar that the Evo XI will be an oil-burnin', electron-consumin' monster.
Furthermore, Autocar reports that the Evo XI will dash from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under than five seconds and that its CO2 emission will ring in below 200 grams per kilometer. Of course, a sophisticated four-wheel-drive system will come standard, as will, presumably the ability to leave Subaru WRX and STI owners in your dust – at least when they have to fill up.