With the stellar 2014 sales year and the success of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in the UK market, rumor has it that Mitsubishi’s achievements might provide more opportunities to develop a high-performance, hybrid ASX (known as the ‘Outlander Sport’ to those of us in the States) crossover that will don the company’s Evo Badge.
So what might the specs look like? Expect to see a hybrid powertrain with all-wheel-drive, finely tuned to maximize the power-to-weight ratio capable of 300-something horsepower with sleek styling cues from the XR PHEV II concept.
“Ultimately it all comes down to the financial case for it and whether the company has the resources to do it,” said Mitsubishi’s UK boss Lance Bradley. However, he also adds, “We’ve got a lot of senior management talking about it.”
But, of course, this is just conjecture. And even if it does come to fruition, there’s no guarantee of it crossing the pond to the States.
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