New details are starting to emerge about the highly-anticipated Mitsubishi Evo successor.

New details are starting to emerge about the highly-anticipated Mitsubishi Evo successor.

According to Motor Trend's sources, the next-generation Lancer will ride on the Renault Megane platform while the Evo successor will get its own specially developed architecture that promises to have "uncompromised handling with state-of-the-art plug-in hybrid EV technology."

Additional information is limited but the model could have an enhanced version of the turbocharged 1.1-liter three-cylinder diesel engine that debuted in the XR-PHEV concept. This sounds a tad bizarre but it could be backed up by front and rear electric motors that are powered by a battery pack that is located underneath the rear seat. If that hasn't left your head spinning, the model is also slated to feature an improved Super All-Wheel Control system.

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