Mitsubishi Ralliart Returns To America With A Special Edition Model

Ralliart returns to the United States. Mitsubishi’s sporty nameplate is back for some special edition 2023 models.

Mitsubishi closed its Ralliart division in 2010 due to the economic crisis at the time. In 2021, the company brought back the nameplate with initial plans to focus its offerings in the Southeast Asia region and Japan.

The Outlander, Outlander PHEV, Eclipse Cross, Outlander Sport, and Mirage will be available with the Ralliart edition for the 2023 model year. They will revamp the exterior with different graphics and a “rally-inspired touch”, according to the company announcement. They all come with a White Diamond body and a contrasting black roof.

Aside from the return of the Ralliart, Mitsubishi has a few other changes to its 2023 model lineup. The Outlander PHEV joined the range in the fourth quarter. This model has two electric motors and a 20 kilowatt-hour battery. This setup provided 54 miles (87 kilometers) of electric driving range in the WLTC test. Pricing for the vehicle arrives closer to launch.

Regular Outlanders will get a special 40th Anniversary edition. Mitsubishi has not provided details about it. In addition, the SE grade now comes standard with electric folding mirrors

All Eclipse Cross 2023 examples come with all-wheel drive. There is also a new design of 18-inch alloy wheels.

Similarly, the Outlander Sport 2023 is also only available with all-wheel drive right now.

Finally, the Mirage 2023 and Mirage G4 are no longer available with manual transmissions. CVT is the only gearbox option.

Through the first half of 2022, Mitsubishi shipped 48,272 vehicles in the US, down from 53,377 units in the same period in 2021. The Outlander was by far the company’s best-selling product with a volume of 23,303 units in Q2.

For the full year 2021, the company moved 102,037 models, an increase from 87,387 units in 2020. The Outlander was its best-selling product with 33,883 shipments.

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