Mitsubishi announced last year that it’s bringing back the Ralliart name, through renewed involvement in motorsports, alongside a range of accessories and special edition models. For the latter, they’ve already introduced the Triton and Pajero Sport Ralliart edition models in Thailand. And now, Mitsubishi is bringing the same treatment over to almost all of its models in Japan – including the Delica D:5 van.
As expected, the Ralliart accessories are modelled after the brand’s rally race cars of yore. For the Delica D:5, these parts include red mud flaps, red side mirror covers, fog lamp garnishes, blacked-out under garnishes beneath the front and rear bumpers, plus a black and red spoiler round the back.
The Ralliart accessories are also available for the Mitsubishi Outlander, RVR (or Outlander Sport in other markets), and Eclipse cross SUVs in Japan, consisting of similar parts such as the mud flaps, skid plates, side under garnishes, and large tailgate spoilers. All of them with red and black accents, of course.
Aside from the model-specific Ralliart kits, Mitsubishi is also offering a range of general accessories in Japan, including a dark chrome-plated frame for licence plates, licence plate frame bolts, black wheel lugnuts, and a Ralliart-branded push-start button.
Earlier this year, Mitsubishi also unveiled the Vision Ralliart concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2022, although it turns out to be just a souped-up Outlander SUV with a slight redesign, instead of an out-and-out rally car (or a new Evo model) like many have hoped.
Will the Japanese carmaker ever make a Ralliart model befitting the legendary nameplate? We’ll never know, but we’re not holding our breath.