That's right, the brand's rally legend could be making a comeback thanks to the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.
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Reports from Europe claim the legendary Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution could return, blending Renault Sport power with an all-wheel drive chassis.

According to Autocar, sources in Japan say Mitsubishi plans to "continue a rich history of Lancer Evolution models" with "supercar-beating acceleration together with the choice of either traditional four-door saloon or five-door hatchback body styles".

The long-running Lancer Evolution badge was put on ice in 2015 locally, while the mainstream Lancer died in 2018.

A modern Evolution would reportedly be powered by the same engine as the next-generation Renault Megane RS, potentially an evolution (excuse the pun) of the current 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbo engine, mated with a dual-clutch transmission and an updated version of Mitsubishi's famous S-AWC all-wheel drive system.

The report says it'll sit on a CMF-CD F4 platform being developed within the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. At the moment, the Megane RS engine makes 224kW and 420Nm in its most powerful Trophy-R trim. In its final form, the Evolution made 226kW and 414Nm.

Autocar says the modern Evolution is part of the Mitsubishi chairman's plan to bring excitement back to the brand.