Mitsubishi is a well known global major and few years back when it entered India with Mitsubishi Lancer, the Indian Automobile market experienced a major changeover as the car was attractive and powerful enough and had a unique road presence that no other car carried then. Obviously it was a huge hit in the market and turned out to be best of the cars to be tuned and modified according to tastes.
It ruled the sedan segment for an appreciable time after which it was phased out. This affected the sales a lot as the other line-up member Mitsubishi Outlander, could not appeal much to the customers. In 2010 the company came up with the more powerful Lancer family member, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X which is being imported as CBU unit and is priced around a whopping Rs.50 Lakh.
Now the company has recently announced that the Lancer Evolution series will be discontinued after 2013 after which the company plans to bring a Hybrid version of the same. It will certainly be very difficult for the manufacturer to actually transform the rally car personality of Lancer Evo series to a eco friendly hybrid vehicle one carrying the same potential as the gasoline version does now.
This indeed is a very challenging job but we have full faith in Mitsubishi that it will come up with a perfect hybrid Lancer Evo. Our expectation is to see an optimized and more powerful yet environment friend version Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MIEV Concept, which was last showcased in 2005.
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MIEV Hybrid Version Specifications
Length 4490 mm
Width 1770 mm
Height 1450 mm
Curb weight 1590 kg
Seating capacity 5
Max. speed 180 km/h
Cruising range / charge (10-15 driving pattern) 250 km
Motor Outer-rotor type
Type Permanent magnetic synchronous
Maker Toyo Denki Seizo K.K.
Max. output 50 kW(On each wheel)
Max. torque 518 Nm
Max. speed 1500 rpm
Dimensions 445 mm (dia.) x 134 mm(Motor)
No. fitted 4
Battery system Type Lithium-ion
Maker GS Yuasa Corporation
Capacity 95 Ah
Voltage 14.8 V
Length x Width x Height 388 mm x 175 mm x 116 mm
No. of modules 24