The Ralliart brand was discontinued in Canada in 2015 but Mitsubishi wants to bring it back.
The Vision Ralliart concept based on Outlander was shown last year.
This model can produce up to 286 horsepower with modified chassis and suspension settings.
Mitsubishi announced plans to bring back the Ralliart sports model to their North American lineup last year and it could be as soon as 2024.
Indeed, a Ralliart version of the Outlander PHEV is apparently in the works and could be unveiled soon.
That’s not too surprising since the automaker unveiled the Vision Ralliart Concept in 2021, which is basically the current Outlander with a different bumper and grille.
These specific features should carry over to the production model unchanged because, unlike most concepts, this one has all the hallmarks of a production-ready version.
Noticeable changes to the concept over the regular Outlander include a fuller grille and larger air intakes at the bottom of the bumper.
The lower part of the front bumper also features a silver mesh design that carries over to the rear diffuser, dramatically changing the design of the rear end.
Other unique features that may make it to the final product include a racing-powered center brake light in the same diffuser and widened wheel arches.
As for the wheels, the Vision Ralliart Concept wears uniquely designed 22-inch units that hide large brake discs mounted with six-piston calipers.
Since Mitsubishi hasn’t announced all the official details of the upcoming Outlander Ralliart, it’s too early to say if these brakes will be part of the package, but it’s possible that upgrades to the chassis and suspension systems over the standard Outlander PHEV are planned. .
Under the hood, this model should be more powerful than the model it’s based on, but not much more, as sources are currently quoting 286 horsepower versus 249 horsepower for the current model.
This power will be available thanks to an improved version of the same power, consisting of a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, three electric motors and a 20 kWh battery.
In any case, the target number of 286 horsepower is almost the same as the previous Lancer Evolution and the torque produced by the electric motors should be higher than the 300 lb-ft produced by that model, since even the standard Outlander PHEV already offers 332 .lb-ft.
More information is expected to be released soon about whether the company’s Outlander Ralliart will arrive on the mainland as a 2024 model.