Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Ralliart High-Performance Hybrid SUV for Next Year: Report

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 magazine best car states that plans are afoot to introduce a Ralliart performance version of the stranger PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid) family SUV in Japan next year.

The car would be derived from Vision Ralliart Concept revealed 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 mitsubishi 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.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV with Ralliart accessories.

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: mid 2021.

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.

Alex Misoyannis

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed to Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flipping through car magazines to an early age to grow around performance. vehicles in a car-loving family.

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