A high-performance version of the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) family SUV is due out next year, according to a Japanese report.
The first high-performance model from Mitsubishi’s revived Ralliart brand may be based on the Outlander Plug-in Hybrid family SUV, according to a new report.
japanese magazinestates that plans are afoot to introduce a Ralliart performance version of the PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid) family SUV in Japan next year.
The car would be derived fromrevealed in 2022 (at top of story), and would be the first true performance model from the revived Ralliart brand, rather than an accessory pack for a regular model.
According best carThe Outlander PHEV Ralliart is slated to tweak the standard model’s dual electric motors for more power, to pair with the 2.4-liter gasoline engine for 213kW – up to 28kW compared to 185kW for the regular Outlander PHEV.
No torque figures or 0-100km/h performance metrics are given in the report, however the standard Outlander PHEV claims 450Nm and has been tested by Drive as capable of acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in the low seven-second range.
The publication reports that the Outlander PHEV Ralliart will receive visual changes inspired by the concept, as well as a retuned suspension and “chassis reinforcement.”
Updates are reported to come at a cost, as best car claims the Outlander PHEV Ralliart can be priced from 5.5 to 6.1 million yen, compared to 4.8 to 5.7 million yen for the standard model.
Using Japanese and Australian prices for the regular Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV as a guide, the Ralliart could fetch upwards of $70,000 plus on-road costs if it comes to fruition and is sold locally.
It should be noted that it is not the first time best car has reported on claimed plans for an Outlander PHEV Ralliart, as the magazine published plans for a similar vehicle, albeit with the legendary ‘Evolution’ moniker:.
However, it is believed that this report may have been a preview of plans for the Vision Ralliart concept shown in January 2022, rather than the production car stated in their latest report.