Editor's note: An earlier version of this story included an incorrect photo caption of the Outlander Sport.
LOS ANGELES -- Mitsubishi's U.S. product lineup is in transition.
In the past year, the company has phased out four vehicles: the Galant mid-sized sedan, Endeavor crossover, Eclipse Spyder convertible and Eclipse coupe.
To dealers' dismay, those products appear unlikely to be replaced one-for-one in the near term. A restyled Outlander crossover arrives next summer, with an Outlander plug-in hybrid scheduled to go on sale about six months later.
The United States may receive more plug-in hybrid, hybrid or electric vehicles in the coming years as Mitsubishi seeks to launch eight such vehicles globally by its 2016 fiscal year. But with those plans in flux, it's unclear how many electrified vehicles will arrive in the United States.
Meanwhile, a next-generation Lancer may not appear until 2015.
A source with knowledge of Mitsubishi's plans says the United States is still a priority for Mitsubishi, and the company is seeking ways to expand its U.S. lineup in 2015 and beyond. In the meantime, Mitsubishi will have a slimmed-down lineup.
Here are highlights for Mitsubishi's 2013-15 models, from company and other sources:
i: Mitsubishi's egg-shaped electric minicar was launched as a 2012 model. A freshening and a telematics connectivity system are planned for the 2015 model.
Lancer: Even though the current generation began U.S. sales in 2007, a restyled, re-engineered Lancer is unlikely before 2015, Mitsubishi sources say.
Mitsubishi is working on a re-engineered platform to reduce weight for the vehicle's next generation, according to a source with knowledge of Mitsubishi's plans. A downsized, turbocharged four-cylinder engine to boost fuel efficiency is also being considered as the next-generation Lancer's powertrain, the source said. A hybrid version is planned to follow the next-generation Lancer's debut.
The vehicle is also expected to adopt the more rounded, softer-looking sheet metal akin to the styling of the 2014 Outlander.
Mitsubishi's high-performance Lancer Evolution is expected to continue to be sold at least through 2013, the company has said. Mitsubishi also has been investigating a hybrid or plug-in hybrid powertrain for the next-generation Evolution, but the timing of U.S. sales of such a variant are uncertain.