This article is from a few months after the first in the post (6/10)
Mitsubishi initially considered switching the Evo over to a gasoline-powered hybrid, something along the lines of the PX-MiEV SUV concept. Luckily, the company decided against that far-from-desirable course of action. Now, the Evo XI research and development team has been given the green light to develop the next-gen model as a diesel hybrid monster, capable of preserving the Evo's highly regarded image.
I've been waiting for a diesel hybrid, although my guess is this "sports" hybrid diesel would be out of my price range