Electrified Mitsubishi Vision Ralliart Concept revives performance arm

Published: 11 January 2022

► Ralliart is back
► And as a performance brand
► It’s a beefed-up Outlander

The Mitsubishi Vision Ralliart Concept has been unveiled just days before it’s displayed at the Tokyo Auto Salon.

While Mitsubishi hasn’t provided any technical details about the Vision Ralliart Concept, the performance SUV is based on the Outlander PHEV (plug-in hybrid), upgraded with a ‘higher motor output, sportier four-wheel control tuning and enhanced battery capacity’.

The concept was created with the theme of ‘the next era, the next adventure,’ and features a blank grille, body kit, wheel arches, widened track, matte black paint, side decals, Ralliart badges, and brushed gunmetal grey exterior trim replacing the Outlander’s chrome brightwork.

Large six-pot brake callipers have been added to help contain the ‘powerful torque’ of the electric motors, hidden behind 22-inch wheels.

‘Although it is a concept car, customer feedback on Vision Ralliart Concept will be used in future development of Mitsubishi vehicles,’ the company said at its unveiling.

It’s not clear at this stage whether the concept is a precursor for a production model, but the Japanese carmaker has been open about its desire to bring back the Ralliart performance arm.

‘The Ralliart brand has strong heritage here in Australia, with the nameplate being associated with high performance and motorsports,’ a spokesperson for Mitsubishi Australia told our sister site Wheels in November.