2020 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO XI Review – 2020 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO XI
The advanced fascia is decidedly interesting, as the headlamps extend on the absolute amplitude of the car
The apprehension apparent actuality is absolute conceptual and shows what Mitsubishi ability architecture as a preview. The Japanese close apparent abounding abstraction cartage in contempo years, and best of them were crossovers. It’s accustomed to accept that the Lancer Cross will additionally breach awning as a appearance car at first.
Lalayan’s abstraction is both athletic and aggressive. The aggressiveness comes with the Lancer badge, as the Evolution is already an iconic sports auto with abysmal roots in assemblage racing. While the apprehension shows a architecture accent that’s altered from what we’ve apparent from Mitsubishi in contempo years, it’s still somewhat recognizable.
The taillights are shaped like the letter “P,” but they’re absolute aciculate adjoin the “Mitsubishi” adumbration and on the fenders
The advanced fascia is decidedly interesting, as the headlamps extend the absolute amplitude of the car. There are a brace of continued LED strips that extend adjoin the apron, like on the Cadillac CT6 for instance, with two added lights on anniversary ancillary of the adumbration placed in the centermost of the grille. Two annular LED lights placed in the bonanza act as fog lamps. The bonanza itself is absolute aggressive, featuring a ample aperture and aciculate winglets on the sides. Despite actuality aggressive, the crossover retains a alpine ride height.
The advanced fenders are absolute advanced and affection arresting bolts at the top. I’m academic the architecture capital to articulation the Lancer to its motorsport ancestry through these baby details. The rear fenders are appropriately beefed-up, while the ancillary skirts are big and boxy. The crossover was envisioned as a two-door, with continued division windows and a coupe-style roof. Like abounding abstraction cars, it rides on massive wheels. The tires assume to accept an off-road-ready tread.
Needless to say, this is one adult rendering, and I can absolutely see this affair in a berth as a real-life abstraction car
Around back, we can see an absorbing multi-tier design. While the block lid incorporates a spoiler, the breadth beneath extends in advanced of the fascia. The aforementioned affair happens a few inches below, area the bonanza starts. The closing appearance aciculate winglets, aloof like the advanced sections, while the accessory has ample bankrupt pipes and vents. The taillights are shaped like the letter “P,” but they’re absolute aciculate adjoin the “Mitsubishi” adumbration and on the fenders. Aloof like the headlamps, they extend a lot into the bumper.
Needless to say, this is one adult rendering, and I can absolutely see this affair in a berth as a real-life abstraction car. However, while it’s not absolute acceptable for Mitsubishi to accomplish one aloof like this, the assembly archetypal won’t be about as aggressive. But a two-door crossover blueprint is an absorbing advantage for the Lancer, as it would be altered than annihilation abroad Mitsubishi offers appropriate now. On the added hand, two-door SUVs aren’t absolutely popular, and there aren’t abounding options out there abreast from the boxlike Jeep Wrangler and Suzuki Jimny and the absolutely big-ticket Ambit Rover Evoque.
It’s anyone’s assumption what the Lancer Cross will action on the inside, but I anticipate that the new Eclipse Cross provides a few hints
It’s anyone’s assumption what the Lancer Cross will action on the inside, but I anticipate that the new Eclipse Cross provides a few hints. The company’s newest crossover boasts a German-like blueprint with bigger attractive plastics and trim, a ample infotainment display, and a avant-garde attractive apparatus cluster.
Don’t attending for any appearance accompanying to the Lancer, as the auto is added than 10 years old. Sure, the nameplate continues to be offered in China and Taiwan with a new design, but the revised autogenous still looks somewhat anachronous for the U.S. market.
This crossover is acceptable to access above 2020, so it will apparently get some technology that Mitsubishi doesn’t action yet. The aggregation could alike opt to position the Lancer Cross in a added exceptional segment, and appropriately add appearance and options usually not accessible for cartage like the Eclipse Cross and the Outlander.
The 1.5-liter four-cylinder in the Eclipse Cross is rated at 152 application and 184 pound-feet of torque
Obviously, there’s no drivetrain advice to run buy, so all we can do is brainstorm as to what the Lancer Cross ability get beneath the hood. The best affair to do appropriate now is to attending beneath the awning of the Eclipse Cross for hints. Although the Lancer Cross will attempt in a altered niche, it’s absolute acceptable that the two crossovers will allotment engines, if not all underpinnings.
The Eclipse Cross comes with two agent options. There’s a sole gasoline advantage in the U.S., in the anatomy of a turbocharged, 1.5-liter four-cylinder rated at 152 application and 184 pound-feet of torque. Powerful abundant for the bunched SUV, this comminute would be acceptable abundant for the Lancer Cross too. Its ammunition abridgement of up to 29 mpg artery and 26 mpg burghal is additionally appropriate for a crossover.
A amalgam adaptation agnate to the Outlander PHEV could additionally be offered
In added markets, the Eclipse Cross is offered with a 2.2-liter turbodiesel. Specs aren’t yet available, but it should accept added than 120 horsepower.
While the gas agent mates to a CVT, the agent is commutual to an eight-speed automated transmission. The company’s already accustomed Super All-Wheel Control arrangement will be offered on the accessible crossover too.
A amalgam adaptation could additionally be offered. While the baby Eclipse Cross and Outlander Action accept yet to accretion a gasoline-electric combo, Mitsubishi affairs to aggrandize amalgam drivetrains above the Outlander PHEV. The closing was aloof upgraded to a new 2.4-liter, Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder and beyond electric motors and battery. Anniversary electric motor delivers about 90 horsepower, while the gas agent pumps out 133 horses. The all-electric ambit is estimated at 28 miles. It charcoal to be apparent whether this drivetrain fits in the Lancer Cross, but Mitsubishi could be alive on a added bunched blueprint as we speak.
Pricing depends absolute abundant on area Mitsubishi will abode this crossover. If the Lancer Cross becomes a accepted four-door crossover, it could aperture either amid the Outlander Action and the Eclipse Cross or amid the Eclipse Cross and the Outlander.
With the Eclipse Cross advancing in at 4.4 meters (173.4 inches) in breadth and the Outlander barometer 4.7 meters (184.8 inches), a new crossover amid them would accomplish some sense. However, with the Outlander Action barometer about 4.3 meters (169.1 inches), binding addition mini SUV beneath the Eclipse Cross is rather difficult.
So there’s a big adventitious that the Lancer Cross will absolutely be a sporty, two-door crossover aimed at a hardly altered market. Or a hardly taller auto if you will. In both cases, the Lancer could accept a agnate amount to the Eclipse Cross, which retails from $23,295. Actuality hardly sportier, it could alpha from about $25,000, which would accomplish it the best big-ticket Mitsubishi in the United States.
There’s additionally the achievability that Mitsubishi will appetite to abode the Lancer in a premium-oriented bazaar and action bigger abstracts and added technology in accepted trim. This could move the crossover afterpiece to the $30,000 mark. But with no absolute advice on this vehicle, we can alone brainstorm for the time being.
If the Lancer Cross will be a sporty, coupe-style crossover, it will go adjoin the Toyota C-HR. Introduced for the 2018 archetypal year, the C-HR is the company’s aboriginal crossover, and it looks a lot like a auto on stilts. Appealing on the outside, the C-HR has a avant-garde autogenous with a big infotainment display, a simple centermost stack, and affluence of tech features. Motivation is provided by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 144 application and 139 pound-feet of torque, which uses a CVT to accelerate its ability to the wheels. The C-HR is additionally accessible with a amalgam drivetrain. Pricing for this crossover starts from $20,945.
Read our abounding adventure on the 2018 Toyota C-HR.
While the Nissan Juke is accepting a bit continued in the tooth and I wouldn’t accommodate it actuality until it gets a redesign, Honda has a solid hypothesis in the anatomy of the HR-V. It additionally has a sporty, hatchback-style design, but it’s not as blue as the C-HR. Its autogenous is simple and ergonomic, and alike admitting the infotainment arrangement isn’t as avant-garde as the Toyota’s, it gets the job done in agreement of apps and features. Ability comes from a 1.8-liter four-cylinder agent that cranks out 138 application and 127 pound-feet of torque. Chiral options accommodate a six-speed chiral and a CVT, while all-wheel drive is optional. Pricing for the HR-V starts from $20,520.
Read our abounding analysis of the 2018 Honda HR-V.
The Lancer Cross is annihilation but a apprehension and abstract advice as of this writing, but Mitsubishi hinted added than already that the iconic bunched auto could become a crossover in the future. Whether it will appear in 2020 or in 2022 charcoal unknown, but there’s a absolute big adventitious that the Lancer will never acknowledgment as a auto again. Sure, the Japanese close will get a lot of calefaction for slapping the “Lancer” cast on an SUV, but that’s how the cookie crumbles nowadays. Sedans are accepting beneath popular, while the SUV bazaar is booming like crazy, and automakers accept to go with the trend in adjustment to survive. Mitsubishi isn’t accomplishing decidedly well, so a big crossover calendar ability aloof save the brand. And who knows, maybe the Lancer Cross will be a absolutely acceptable SUV.
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