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Mitsubishi Motors aims to highlight its crossover prowess at this year’s Tokyo auto show with a low-slung “flagship” concept.

The coupelike e-Evolution Concept blends the Japanese carmaker’s four-wheel-drive system and electric powertrain knowhow with artificial intelligence, the company said.

The name is a nod to the performance heritage of the Lancer Evolution street racer.

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Mitsubishi called the concept a “beacon” of renewed ambition for the company, which was bought last year by rival Nissan Motor Co. after being enveloped in a faked fuel economy scandal. The Tokyo show, it said, will be a “milestone event” in the carmaker’s revival.

A teaser image of the e-Evolution shows a steeply sloped rear window and pinched rear end flanked by a narrow, three-pronged wraparound tail lights. A heavy crease stretches down the side of the vehicle, while the C-pillar appears to get a floating look.

Press days for the Tokyo auto show begin Oct. 25.

Mitsubishi will present low-slung electric crossover concept” oringinally appeared in Automotive News on 9/20/2017

By Hans Greimel, Automotive News