https://www.carscoops.com/2018/11/mi...as-left-coast/Mitsubishi is focusing these days, as so many automakers are, on its crossover SUVs. But it hasn’t forgotten the most exciting of its passenger-car nameplates that it’s left along the way. It’s just applying them to crossovers instead. Like the Eclipse (Cross), and this – the e-Evolution concept.
Look familiar? The Diamond-Star automaker first revealed the concept at the Tokyo Motor Show last year, and showed it in Europe earlier this year at the Geneva show. Now it’s brought to North America for the first time to display at the LA Auto Show.
Borrowing (at least part of) its name from the legendary, rally-bred Lancer Evolution, the e-Evolution cuts the rather sporting profile of a high-waisted, low-roof crossover coupe. Its sharp angles, low overhangs, and swept greenhouse open up (with doors not unlike those on the Mazda RX-8) to a cockpit that’s as futuristic as it is racy, with a widescreen display across the dashboard behind a small, U-shaped steering wheel that looks like it could belong on a fighter jet as much as a rally car, with high-backed seat shells and two massive glass roof panels.