Ralliart, Mitsubishi’s performance division is making a comeback and their first project is the reimagined, more aggressive, Outlander based SUV, which has been dubbed the Vision Ralliart.
Mitsubishi will showcase a total of seven models at the Tokyo Auto Salon and one of the seven is the Outlander concept imagined by Ralliart. Yes, Mitsubishi’s Ralliart division has made a comeback after a decade. For the uninitiated, what Ralliart is to Mitsubishi, is what AMG is to Mercedes-Benz.
Ralliart’s Outlander concept has been dubbed the Vision, and it is one of the two Ralliart models which Mitsubishi plans to showcase. Focusing on the Vision concept, the SUV features a wide body kit and large 22-inch wheels. The wide-body kit makes the SUV appear a lot more muscular and the grille and alloy wheel design are very modern, to say the least.
“The Vision Ralliart Concept embodies Mitsubishi Motors’ vision for the new Ralliart and brings together the company’s engineering and passion for Monozukuri challenges (craftsmanship),” said Mitsubishi.
The wheels hide large brake rotors with opposed-piston six-pot callipers. At the rear, there is a large diffuser housed into the rear bumper which also gets an F1 style brake lamp in the centre. There are no exhaust tips at the rear, so does that mean the Vision Concept is an electric SUV? Mitsubishi is tight-lipped about it and the Japanese manufacturer hasn’t even given a peek inside.
“Styling is given a premium look with an impressive presence on the road, and the comfortable ride with peace of mind in various weather and road conditions – characteristic of Mitsubishi vehicles – is further refined.” it further added.
That said, the Outlander based Vision concept by Ralliart will share the pavilion with the Mitsubishi Outlander Ralliart Style. The Outlander Ralliart Style is essentially a standard SUV which has been accessorised with Ralliart decals, mud flaps and highlighted trims. In November last year, Mitsubishi also revealed the Triton pick up and Pajero Sport with the Ralliart package.