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Possible Ralliart version for Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

By Faiming_low on 16 Mar 2017

Attached Image Mitsubishi recently unveiled its new SUV, the Eclipse Cross and is also taking this chance to try and reposition itself as an SUV specialist. With that in mind, will Mitsubishi fans ever have any hope of seeing an Eclipse Cross Evolution?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. According to CarAdvice, Project Leader Hiroshi Yamauchi told the Australian publication at Geneva that adding that an Evolution variant would be one step too far. As a company that wants to concentrate its efforts more on SUVs, an Evolution variant is just too sporty.

Attached Image "[Ralliart would be] one option. But we want to get market feedback, then I will decide which direction it should be. I can do that [Ralliart], but it depends on the market feedback," he said, adding that an Evo would be one step too far. "Ralliart version is one option, but the Evolution [there] is no plan, because Evolution is completely different from sporty - it’s sports, not just sporty," he added.

Attached Image When asked on whether how the Ralliart version would improve on the current car, Yamauchi said that he would like to give the car more torque but with fuel economy also playing an important of the car, he isn't sure which direction is appropriate for new Eclipse Cross.

Either way, chances of ever seeing an Evolution variant is getting thinner by the day. Until Mitsubishi have a sustainable future with a very strong and robust model line up then will the hopes of reviving an Evolution model come true.

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Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?

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Eyke Mar 18 2017 05:14 PM
a fast SUV is a quick way to turn turtle
Pocus Mar 18 2017 11:31 PM
Ralliart is closed so we can stop daydreaming about anymore Evolution variants of any cars...

Evo X is the last, Colt VR is the last. The motor company is now in financially worst shape than Suzuki or Isuzu that it needs Nissan to bail them out. Their lineup are based on decade old platforms and they don't even have a clear direction what where they are heading, not to mention all the scandals that recently emerging from their management..

Accept the fact the Mitsubishi's heyday is over and now a company struggling to survive even in the Japanese market, except for a few kei car models and old school EVOs you won't find much Mitsubishi on the roads in Japan... no ASX, no Lancers and definately no mirages..
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