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A new report coming from UK says the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution replacement could turn out to be a modern 3000GT.

Towards the end of last month a Japanese newspaper said Mitsubishi plans on axing the Lancer Evolution X by late 2014 without coming up with a replacement. It seems there won't be a direct successor but apparently Mitsubishi is cooking up a reboot of the 3000GT to fill in the empty space.

It will likely be a 2+2 hybrid sports coupe featuring technology derived from the Outlander PHEV to create a fast yet frugal vehicle. Mitsubishi Motors UK managing director Lance Bradley previously said a potential hybrid Evo would be based on the next-gen ASX, indicating a smaller car compared to the outgoing Evo X and possibly a "2+2 coupe would be a sensible body choice."

Gallery: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution replacement to be a 3000GT revival - report

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