The Mitsubishi Vision Ralliart concept may revive a sporty sub-brand

Following up on a promise made last year, Mitsubishi moved closer to reviving its long-dormant Ralliart sub-brand with the unveiling of a concept car and two special edition packages on Tuesday before the Tokyo Motor Show.  The Vision Rallyart concept is based on the automaker's Outlander SUV. It has low ride suspension, big tires, body kit and a combination of dark gray and black exterior trim. It's a sinister look that contrasts with the Raleigh Style appearance package Mitsubishi introduced for the Japanese-market Outlander and smaller Eclipse Cross models.  The Raleigh Style Package has red and black exterior accents and dark-colored alloy wheels.  Mitsubishi also showed off a modified Outlander alongside Japanese outdoor gear brand Ogawa that features a roof basket and side steps.  Mitsubishi did not say if the Raleigh Style package would come to the US it will bring to market.  The Rallyart name dates back to the early 1980s, when it was used by a private racing team in Europe. In the 1990s and early 2000s, Rallyart was a major manufacturer of rally cars designed specifically for competition. Mitsubishi acquired Ralliart in 2003 from racer and brand founder Andrew Cowan. The automaker withdrew from most competition activities following the 2008-2009 recession, with Mitsubishi confirming in May 2021 that the Rallyart name would return.  In 2010, Mitsubishi briefly offered a Rallyart version of its Lancer, bridging the gap between the flagship model and the Subaru WRX-rivaling Lancer Evolution series.

Following up on a promise made last year, Mitsubishi moved closer to reviving its long-dormant Ralliart sub-brand with the unveiling of a concept car and two special edition packages on Tuesday before the Tokyo Motor Show.

The Vision Rallyart concept is based on the automaker's Outlander SUV. It has low ride suspension, big tires, body kit and a combination of dark gray and black exterior trim. It's a sinister look that contrasts with the Raleigh Style appearance package Mitsubishi introduced for the Japanese-market Outlander and smaller Eclipse Cross models.

The Raleigh Style Package has red and black exterior accents and dark-colored alloy wheels.

Mitsubishi also showed off a modified Outlander alongside Japanese outdoor gear brand Ogawa that features a roof basket and side steps.

Following up on a promise made last year, Mitsubishi moved closer to reviving its long-dormant Ralliart sub-brand with the unveiling of a concept car and two special edition packages on Tuesday before the Tokyo Motor Show.  The Vision Rallyart concept is based on the automaker's Outlander SUV. It has low ride suspension, big tires, body kit and a combination of dark gray and black exterior trim. It's a sinister look that contrasts with the Raleigh Style appearance package Mitsubishi introduced for the Japanese-market Outlander and smaller Eclipse Cross models.  The Raleigh Style Package has red and black exterior accents and dark-colored alloy wheels.  Mitsubishi also showed off a modified Outlander alongside Japanese outdoor gear brand Ogawa that features a roof basket and side steps.  Mitsubishi did not say if the Raleigh Style package would come to the US it will bring to market.  The Rallyart name dates back to the early 1980s, when it was used by a private racing team in Europe. In the 1990s and early 2000s, Rallyart was a major manufacturer of rally cars designed specifically for competition. Mitsubishi acquired Ralliart in 2003 from racer and brand founder Andrew Cowan. The automaker withdrew from most competition activities following the 2008-2009 recession, with Mitsubishi confirming in May 2021 that the Rallyart name would return.  In 2010, Mitsubishi briefly offered a Rallyart version of its Lancer, bridging the gap between the flagship model and the Subaru WRX-rivaling Lancer Evolution series.

Mitsubishi did not say if the Raleigh Style package would come to the US it will bring to market.

The Rallyart name dates back to the early 1980s, when it was used by a private racing team in Europe. In the 1990s and early 2000s, Rallyart was a major manufacturer of rally cars designed specifically for competition. Mitsubishi acquired Ralliart in 2003 from racer and brand founder Andrew Cowan. The automaker withdrew from most competition activities following the 2008-2009 recession, with Mitsubishi confirming in May 2021 that the Rallyart name would return.

In 2010, Mitsubishi briefly offered a Rallyart version of its Lancer, bridging the gap between the flagship model and the Subaru WRX-rivaling Lancer Evolution series.

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