After almost 10 years of absence, Mitsubishi announced that he would like to bring the Colt back to Europe. It will still take some time to see it on the road as it is expected to go on sale in the autumn of 2023. This new car will help expand the manufacturer’s range for the European market. The new Colt will join the new ASX and the Eclipse Cross PHEV. From 2023, therefore, the new range of passenger cars of the Japanese brand will therefore consist of hatchbacks and SUVs and will include electrified powertrains.
The Colt is a very important model for Mitsubishi as over 400,000 units were seen in Europe between 2004 and 2014.
For the moment, the automaker has only made it known that the new Colt will be based on the CMF-B platform of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. In addition, it will be equipped with the latest technologies and powertrains, including hybrid (HEV), and will be produced at Renault’s Bursa plant in Turkey.
From what you can understand from these clues, being a B segment car, it could have much in common with the Renault Clio. Indeed, the teaser shared by the manufacturer shows a car with lines that have similarities, front apart, with those of the French model. Therefore, it is possible that the new Colt may also have the same engines that we find today on the Renault Clio.
We will certainly know a lot more about the debut of this new car over the next few months. Frank KrolPresident and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Europe, commented:
The arrival in 2023 of the new COLT 5-door sedan and the previously announced new ASX will significantly expand our offer which can already count on the Space Star city car and the Eclipse Cross PHEV compact SUV. Mitsubishi Motors has a long experience in the B segment and the COLT range represents this tradition well: we look forward to writing a new chapter in the history of COLT and the Mitsubishi Motors brand in Europe.