Mitsubishi to shut down Ralliart

Mitsubishi to shut down Ralliart

Ralliart the in-house tuning company responsible for handling both rally and off-road tuning for Mitsubishi has announced it will be shutting up shop. On April 1, 2010 Ralliart will close down after 27 years in business.

In an open letter to his customers, Ralliart president Masao Taguchi stated that his firm was just another victim of the economic downturn.

The company will no longer offer their technical support plan to motorsport customers and its catalogue of aftermarket tuning parts has been axed. Only production of FIA VO Ralliart items will remain, but that will now be taken care of directly by Mitsubishi. Availability of models like the Lancer Ralliart (pictured) here in NZ should remain unchanged.

“We would like to express our sincere apology to all of customers,” Taguchi said in an interview.

Ralliart was established in April, 1984, and since than it has become well known in the world of motorsport. Ralliart played a big part in the development of the Mitsubishi Evo over the years.

Ralliart the in-house tuning company responsible for handling both rally and off-road tuning for Mitsubishi has announced it will be shutting up shop. On April 1, 2010 Ralliart will close down after 27 years in business.

In an open letter to his customers, Ralliart president Masao Taguchi stated that his firm was just another victim of the economic downturn.

The company will no longer offer their technical support plan to motorsport customers and its catalogue of aftermarket tuning parts has been axed. Only production of FIA VO Ralliart items will remain, but that will now be taken care of directly by Mitsubishi. Availability of models like the Lancer Ralliart (pictured) here in NZ should remain unchanged.

“We would like to express our sincere apology to all of customers,” Taguchi said in an interview.

Ralliart was established in April, 1984, and since than it has become well known in the world of motorsport. Ralliart played a big part in the development of the Mitsubishi Evo over the years.

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