Back in November 2021, Mitsubishi Thailand officially brought back the dormant Ralliart brand. But instead of serving as the company’s in-house tuning division like before, the Ralliart name has been revived as an appearance pack for Mitsubishi’s current models.
In The Land of Smiles, the Ralliart name is now synonymous with sticker packs and extra accessories for the Pajero Sport/Montero Sport, Triton/Strada, as well as the Mirage Hatchback. While it may not offer go-fast bits, it’s nice to see Mitsubishi’s Ralliart make a comeback in this day & age.
Fast forward to September, and it looks like Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) is all set to bring it back to the country. After a senior executive confirmed to us that they will be bringing it back a few months ago, MMPC officially confirmed Ralliart's return.
While Mitsubishi did not announce it by name, they did release a teaser video on Facebook showcasing the legendary brand’s motorsport heritage. The company even showed Ralliart’s signature red and orange colorway, while offering a glimpse of the dressed-up versions of both the Strada and the Montero Sport that will be revealed at the 8th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS).
Looking at what the Thai market gets, we can expect the Montero Sport and Strada Ralliart variants to come with red bumper garnishes, a black roof, a black tailgate spoiler, black wheels, red mudflaps, as well as the signature Ralliart decal on the rear quarter and doors. Other details regarding the two vehicles remain a mystery.
Don’t expect to find any performance upgrades in the new Ralliart models. As mentioned before, only exterior and interior upgrades are available to make the vehicles stand out more.
See MMPC and the revived Ralliart brand at PIMS 2022 from September 15 to September 18, 2022, at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Tickets are available at the venue for PHP 200 each, while the first 1,000 ticket buyers will get a 50% discount every show day.