Gayu Eusegi, head of global product development for Mitsubishi stated that the Lancer Evolution X will be the last Evo the Japanese automaker will ever build. This drastic move is a shift in company strategy to put the product focus and ethos on leadership in EV (Electric Vehicle) technology.
Despite the Evo's legendary rally racing history and enthusiast following , Mitsubishi apparently isn't phased by this drastic announcement.
Eusegi stated "Maybe the world can change, and maybe someday we can do a motor race by electric vehicles. Maybe then we can enter the market agian," he said.
This disaapointing announcement stands in contrast to multiple reports that an Evo XI is in development with a hybrid drivetrain.
This announcement will come as a huge dissapointment to the many Evo lovers around the world and we are certainly sad to hear the news.
Source: Autocar and Autoblog