Mitsubishi Ralliart returns to US in 2023


The Mitsubishi Ralliart efficiency division will return to the US in 2023, Mitsubishi confirmed Wednesday in a press launch.

The automaker stated it would launch limited-edition Ralliart variations of every of its fashions—together with the Outlander, Outlander PHEV, Eclipse Cross, Outlander Sport, and Mirage—nevertheless it seems the modifications for these new Ralliart fashions will probably be primarily beauty.

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Ralliart Style concept

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Ralliart Type idea

Ralliart fashions will obtain “distinctive physique results, graphics, and different rally-inspired touches,” the discharge stated, with White Diamond paint and a black roof. However there was no particular point out of efficiency upgrades.

It is doable these fashions will echo the Outlander PHEV and Eclipse Cross Ralliart ideas Mitsubishi confirmed on the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon, which additionally featured beauty upgrades however no obvious mechanical modifications.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Ralliart Style concept

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Ralliart Type idea

Established within the Eighties, Ralliart was answerable for varied Mitsubishi motorsports applications, together with profitable entries within the Dakar Rally and World Rally Championship. Mitsubishi additionally slapped the Ralliart title on street automobiles, such because the Lancer Ralliart.

Mitsubishi put Ralliart on ice in 2010 as a result of fallout from the worldwide monetary disaster. It did not disband the division, nonetheless, describing the transfer on the time as a “scale down.” This left the door open for Ralliart’s revival, which Mitsubishi first confirmed in 2021 with teasers for a Ralliart model of the Triton pickup truck (often known as the L200) bought in different markets. Mitsubishi CEO Takao Kate stated on the time to count on new efficiency equipment and a return to motorsports.


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