Details About 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage Ralliart Edition
Back in 2021, Mitsubishi Motors reignited the flame for sports car fans when the automaker decided to bring back Ralliart, the name behind the Evolution nameplate and known for the Lancer Evolution. Although this new incarnation of Ralliart is slated to be an aftermarkets group that can offer a catalog of parts to modify a Mitsubishi, most of it seems to be purely cosmetic at this point. That might all change with the upcoming Ralliart models teased in the 2023 Mitsubishi Motors lineup. According to a source about the 2023 Ralliart editions, “rally-inspired” is a keyword that has us itching to know more.
“The legendary Ralliart name returns to the U.S. in early calendar year 2023 with Outlander, Outlander PHEV, Eclipse Cross, Outlander Sport and Mirage receiving unique body effects, graphics and other rally-inspired touches. All models will be built in limited numbers and available in White Diamond paint with a contrasting black roof on Outlander, Outlander PHEV, Eclipse Cross, Outlander Sport and Mirage.” – Mitsubishi Motors Press Release
Now here’s where things get a little sketchy. The details for these changes that will be made on the Mirage Ralliart Edition are for the Thai market. So, there’s no guarantee on what the North American Mirage Ralliart Edition will look like, or what features will be added, but so far, the additions to the fuel-efficient hatchback are appealing. Fuel-efficient and economical, the 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage starts at $14,645 (plus destination fee). Powered by a 78 horsepower 1.2-liter engine, the 2022 model came standard with a 5-speed manual transmission with a fuel economy of 33 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. The majority of the lineup came equipped with continuously variable transmission (CVT), offering a fuel economy of 36 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. For the 2023 Ralliart, the first change is making CVT a lineup standard.
Because Ralliart is more focused on the look of the vehicle, parts may not be what one would initially expect. Outfitted with fake carbon fiber wheel arch trims and plastic cladding around the wheel arches. Sure, it sounds like the less expensive option, but with all the trail riding this Mirage Ralliart is made for, not having to worry about chipping the fender and causing early rust is a nice bonus. Oh, did we not mention the mud flaps that come equipped with this model? Large enough to keep stones from chipping away at the under carriage, mud flaps are a perfect edition for consumer who want to take their Mirage off-road or onto a dirt trail to their favorite camping/hiking spot.
As for graphics, the appearance package being added is certainly loud. Black and red, graphics start from the passenger doors and bleed towards the rear fascia. From the back, the mud flaps stand out with a bright red backdrop, and a “Ralliart” nameplate can be clearly seen. The taillights seem to be the same as the 2022 model, but something about the change in colors make them look a little meaner? Just look at that smug grin the lights and trunk make. Almost like it’s laughing at cars falling behind it.
Sinister. The 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage Ralliart Edition seems to have more going for it than looks, even if it’s not the sports car we’re still holding a candle for. With a limited run of the Ralliart Edition, consumers will have to keep on the lookout for the release date. Keep an eye on the Mitsubishi Ralliart Edition models when you follow us on University Mitsubishi social media. Look for the 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage at University Mitsubishi.