According to a press release issued by Mitsubishi on Wednesday, the company has confirmed that the Mitsubishi Ralliart performance business will come back to the United States in 2023.
Mitsubishi Ralliart is Back
The car manufacturer has stated that it will release limited-edition Mitsubishi Ralliart versions of each of its models, although it seems as though the modifications made to these new Mitsubishi Ralliart vehicles will mostly be cosmetic in nature. For the 2023 model year, the company will offer Mitsubishi Ralliart models of the Outlander, Outlander PHEV, Eclipse Cross, Outlander Sport, and Mirage. According to the announcement made by the company, the exteriors of these vehicles will be modified to include new artwork as well as “rally-inspired embellishments.” Each one of them comes with the option of having a body colored White Diamond and a roof colored Black Diamond. Read also
In addition to bringing back the Ralliart, Mitsubishi will be making several additional changes to its model lineup for the 2023 model year. In the fourth quarter, the Outlander PHEV will become part of the lineup. The model is equipped with two electric motors and a battery that has a capacity of 20 kilowatt-hours. According to the results of the WLTC test, this configuration has an electric driving range of 87 kilometers (54 miles). The price of the car will be announced closer to the time of its launch.
There will be a special 40th anniversary edition of the normal Outlander released. At this time, Mitsubishi is not providing any additional information about it. In addition to this, electric-folding mirrors are now included as standard equipment on the SE grade.
All 2023 Eclipse Cross models are offered with all-wheel drive as standard equipment. There is also a brand-new design for wheels measuring 18 inches in diameter.
In a same vein, all-wheel drive is the sole mode of propulsion currently offered for the 2023 Outlander Sport.
Finally, a manual transmission option is not going to be made available for the 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage or the Mirage G4. There is only one transmission available, and that is a CVT. According to a press release issued by Mitsubishi on Wednesday, the company has confirmed that the Ralliart performance business will come back to the United States in 2023.
The car manufacturer announced that it will release limited-edition Ralliart versions of all of its models, including the Outlander, Outlander PHEV, Eclipse Cross, Outlander Sport, and Mirage; however, it appears that the primary differences between these new Ralliart models and their standard counterparts will be aesthetic.
As a result of the global financial crisis in 2010, Mitsubishi decided to shelve the Mitsubishi Ralliart project. However, it did not eliminate the split entirely and instead referred to the change as a “scaling down” at the time. This created an opportunity for the Mitsubishi Ralliart brand to be resurrected, which Mitsubishi first acknowledged in 2021 by releasing teasers for a Ralliart version of the Triton pickup truck, which is also referred to as the L200 in some international markets. At the time, the Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi, Takao Kate, stated that new performance accessories and a comeback to racing may be expected.
Mitsubishi delivered 48,272 automobiles in the United States through the first half of 2022, which was a decrease from the 53,377 units delivered during the same time period in 2021. With a total of 23,303 units sold in the second quarter, the Outlander was by far the most successful product the company had to offer.
The total number of units that the company sold in 2021 was 102,037, which was a significant rise from the 87,387 units that were sold in 2020. There were 33,883 deliveries of the Outlander, making it the company’s best-selling product.