Dodge Heavy Duty Power Wagon, Mitsubishi Evo XI goes hybrid, Saab CEO won't back downRay Wert10/21/11 9:00amFiled to: The Morning ShiftTmsTop1411EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThis is the Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parcel it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important?1st Gear: Will The Mitsubishi Evo XI Be A Hybrid? Autocar reports this morning that — as we first reported over a year ago — the next Mitsubishi Evo will be powered by a hybrid powertrain and will go on sale within three years — this, according to an interview with company president Osamu Masuko has confirmed to Autocar. Although Masuko did not reveal the full technical details, it is understood that the Evo XI will switch to a diesel-electric hybrid powertrain, saving it from tightening emissions regulations while preserving its trademark mid-range shove. "We will start work on the project next year, and it will be ready within three," said Masuko. "I have set the goal of developing a sporting car featuring electric power." I have... no words.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.