Mitsubishi Colt, one of the best city cars at the moment

Mitsubishi Colt, one of the best city cars at the moment

Aafter considering leaving the European market during the health crisis, Mitsubishi was finally able to maintain its presence on the Old Continent thanks to its strategic relationship and capital with Renault.

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To achieve this, and while waiting to be able to sell its full range again, the Japanese manufacturer has chosen to expand with models from the diamond brand. So, after the ASX based on the Renault Captur, here is the new Colt based on the recently facelifted Clio. In this context, it is to emphasize as much as possible its difference with its French twin that the Japanese sports in the middle of its grille there is a diamond-shaped emblem, the historical badge of Mitsubishi. For the same reason, the brand is displayed by placing the letters across the entire width of the rear hatch.

A segment-leading infotainment system

The interior also remains very close to that of the Clio. There is a good level of build quality and an infotainment system that is among the best in the city car segment. Apart from its steering wheel adorned, again, with three diamond badges, the Mitsubishi Colt is particularly distinguished by its extensive equipment levels to greatly shorten the list of options offered to customers. Therefore, the Instyle finish not only combines in its standard equipment the Bose audio installation and the City package that allows the car’s environment to be displayed in 360 degrees to enable maneuverability, but also heated seats and steering wheel to improve comfort in winter. Those who are cool will appreciate it.

To simplify its range while making life easier for its sales network, Mitsubishi is only using the Clio’s mechanical parts. For example, there is no diesel or LPG unit under the hood of the Colt, only petrol engines, which are likely to be electrified with the 1.6 MPI HEV hybrid version we were able to get our hands on. This 143 hp powertrain is one of Japan’s city car powerhouses, combining ease of driving, incredible quietness and enough performance to ensure versatility. Dynamic features are also present with precise and quick behavior on winding roads, however at the expense of firm suspension. Colt prices start at €18,390 for the petrol standard version, €26,490 for the hybrid §