Published on February 23rd, 2023 | by Subhash Nair0
Mitsubishi Outlander Ralliart Concept May Be Brought Into Production
The all-new Mitsubishi Outlander may receive a Ralliart edition after all.
Mitsubishi’s vehicles as of late have lacked excitement. However, according to a new report from Best Car magazine, Mitsubishi may be adding some spice to its Outlander model with the launch of a Ralliart version in 2024.
The new Ralliart version of the Outlander is said to be more than just a visual upgrade with cosmetic changes. It is expected to receive a stiffer suspension setup and other mechanical changes to give it an aggressive appearance. However, the most significant change will be under the hood. The plug-in hybrid powertrain is expected to receive a boost in output, taking it from 248 horsepower to 286 horsepower.
The report does not mention any details on torque, but the regular model offers 450Nm of torque. It is unclear whether the engineers will work on the combustion engine or upgrade the pair of electric motors. In the standard model, there is an 85-kilowatt motor at the front and a 100-kW motor at the rear.
Mitsubishi has already given a sneak peek of the sportier derivative with the unveiling of the Vision Ralliart at last year’s Tokyo Auto Salon. The concept car had a beefy body kit and sat on 22-inch wheels with enlarged brake rotors with six-piston calipers. The showcar promised to deliver “elevated acceleration, cornering, and braking in all road and weather conditions” with “higher motor output.”
Mitsubishi has already rolled out Ralliart editions of various models, including the Outlander, Outlander PHEV, Eclipse Cross, Outlander Sport, and the Mirage in the United States for the 2023 model year. All the editions have a White Diamond logo, a contrasting black roof and other “rally-inspired touches.”
While Mitsubishi fans around the world have this Outlander Ralliart to look forward to, Malaysian fans will have to focus their prayers on getting even the standard Outlander model. It debuted back in early 2021 and still hasn’t made its way to our shores. It’s doubtful that Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia can even make a business case for the new Outlander here, but we’ll see. The company is already posting record sales with just the Xpander and Triton models, so being too adventurous with their product line-up may not be worth it from an accountant’s point of view.