According to a report, Mitsubishi’s long-awaited return to the high-performance segment is near, with an all-electric SUV based on the e-Evolution concept set to be revealed this year ahead of going into production.
Response claims the new crossover will be quite different to the show car from the 2017 Tokyo motor show, with it to be powered by two electric motors instead of three. That said, it will still use a version of the brand’s S-AWC all-wheel-drive system.
Given its obvious connection with the Lancer Evolution of yesteryear, the SUV will likely be the most powerful Mitsubishi model money can buy when it allegedly goes on sale during the September-November period, but to what extent is not yet known.
That said, a connection with Alliance partner Nissan’s Ariya mid-sizer is very possible. It’s underpinned by a dedicated platform and has a hi-po dual-motor powertrain that produces up to 290kW/600Nm.
And for reference, the Ariya’s available with two battery sizes, the largest being an 87kWh unit with a maximum driving range (WLTC Japan) of 610km. Either way, time will tell how far its potential sibling will be able to travel between charges.
In the meantime, Response says other differences between the crossover and e-Evolution concept are its steeper A-pillars, fitment of traditional side doors and coupe-style roofline, among others.
Inside, large and small touchscreen multimedia systems, a digital instrument cluster and as few buttons as possible are said to found alongside a spacious cabin that takes advantage of the aforementioned architecture, but stay tuned for more details as they come to hand.