At the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, Mitsubishi unveiled the e-Evolution. This car is an SUV-Coupe and it revives the Evolution name tag which was previously used in the sportier Lancer sedan. While Mitsubishi had also produced the Pajero Evolution SUV, especially for the Dakar Rally in the late 90’s.
The Mitsubishi e-Evolution is an all-electric, four-wheel drive SUV and it also boasts of level 4 autonomous driving capability. Addressing this car at the Tokyo Motor show, the Vice President of Mitsubishi Motors, Mitsuhiko Yamashita described the e-Evolution as a “new evolution of the SUV that proposes a new direction for Mitsubishi Motors”
The main motive to showcase the e-Evolution at the Tokyo Motor Show was to showcase the future technologies. This will allow Mitsubishi to develop and produce electric cars by the year 2020.
Powering this concept SUV will be 3 electric motors, one will drive the front wheels, while the rest two electric motor will drive the two rear wheels. Along with this, the rear wheels will also get active yaw control, which was also seen in the Lancer Evolution. The e-Evolution will also get Mitsubishi’s S-AWC (super all wheel control) all-wheel drive system, this will help to provide full-time 4-wheel drive.
The Japanese manufacturers have designed the interiors of the e-evolution in such a way that it will provide the drivers with information and artificial intelligence. Yamashita quoted that interiors which have been showcased are the future direction in which Mitsubishi will lead in.
While there is no official confirmation from Mitsubishi that it will start the production of this SUV-coupe.