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New Mitsubishi Kei EV and Ralliart Concepts Teased Ahead of 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon Premiere

While most of us are getting ready for the Winter Holidays, Mitsubishi is preparing two brand-new concept cars. These are dubbed the Kei EV and Ralliart and will be officially presented to the world early next year.
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Set to premiere at the 2022 edition of the Tokyo Auto Salon, which will kick off on January 14 for the media, and the next day for visitors, the Kei EV is a tiny electric vehicle that promises to be safe and comfortable.

That may not tell us much, but Mitsubishi has confirmed that it previews a new battery-electric kei car, which will enter the eponymous segment in its home market early next fiscal year (April 2022-March 2023).

The Kei EV Concept is a new generation all-electric kei car, founded on safety, security, and comfort, as well as environmental friendliness,” Mitsubishi says. “It combines easy handling and practical size of a kei car with smooth yet powerful road performance of an EV, while offering advanced driver assistance systems and connectivity.

Debuting alongside the zero-emission show car at the event taking place in the Land of the Rising Sun in a little over three weeks from today will be the Ralliart Concept. The teaser image accompanying the announcement reveals an aggressively shaped diffuser, incorporated into the rear bumper, with reflectors on the top side and what appears to be, after some minor Photoshop editing, an F1-like third brake light mounted in the middle.

The Ralliart Concept car brings together Mitsubishi Motors’ engineering passion for Monozukuri challenges (craftsmanship),” the Japanese automaker explains. “With a premium feel and a strong sense of presence, the styling expresses the company’s vision for the new Ralliart.

As usual, autoevolution will be reporting from the event, so stay tuned for the latest and greatest premieres, including these two studies from Mitsubishi.

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