Mitsubishi, Colt returns to Europe.  The new compact hybrid has a good chance, then there will be the Outlander SUV

Mitsubishi, Colt returns to Europe. The new compact hybrid has a good chance, then there will be the Outlander SUV

Sometimes they come back. And when they do, they do it in style. Because there are brands, no matter how big, that with their cars have made the history of world mobility. And they can produce in Europe, like Hollolulu, but also in these modern times of high-tech innovation, of more smartphones on four wheels can make themselves visible, pierce the blanket of incomprehensible production and give a feeling among them . past, present and future. We are talking about a Mitsubishi that is bringing back its brains, models and money in Europe too, three years after the announcement of its abandonment. Then the Japanese returned to their choice to the delight of the participants and above all of the Koelliker Group which for more than 40 years, 44 to be exact, had distributed the Mitsubishi brand in our country. Now the number of 400,000 units sold will expand, of which 250,000 are still in circulation, which is the flagship, the pride of the Milanese group. And what better model to choose to resume the long journey of the Mitsubishi-Koelliker partnership than the little Colt? A model born in Japan in 1962 with a 600 cc engine, brought to Europe in 1978 and capable of selling more than 1.2 million units in six generations. And which is now back on the market. It matters little or nothing if the Colt is Mitsubishi’s version of the Renault Clio, because in the current automotive industry, upgrading platforms and costs is not an option, but an obligation.

Like the new Mitsubishi ASX which was born from the Renault Captur. So, welcome the rebirth of the Mitsu Colt based on the Alliance Cmf-B platform. The perfect car for the city, with its shapes and range of engines that range from petrol to full hybrid. Not to mention the high-end interior materials fully integrated with the level of connectivity and safety that includes a large amount of driver assistance systems. Returning to the engine, this range includes a 1.0 liter three-cylinder petrol engine (67 hp and 95 Nm of torque) connected to a five-speed manual gearbox, with CO2 emissions (Wltp) between 118-121 g/km and consumption. 5 liters .2-5.4/100km. The three-cylinder 1.0 liter petrol also has a turbo version connected in this case to a 6-speed gearbox with a power of 92 hp and 160 Nm of torque, for high performance. CO2 emissions are 116-124 g/km while consumption is 5.1-5.5 liters/100 km.

Finally, a complete hybrid system (Hev). which combines a 1.6-liter 94 hp 4-cylinder gasoline engine with a 36 kW electric unit and a high-voltage generator with a 1.2 kWh traction battery. All with a combined power of 140 hp and 148 Nm of torque that uses a multi-mode automatic transmission capable of improving city driving efficiency up to 80% of the time with the electric motor working. Efficiency that brings the total distance of the car to 900 km and reduces CO2 to only 94-102 g/km and consumption to 4.2-4.5 liters / 100 km. Price list? From 17,900 euros. But Mitsubishi’s comeback doesn’t stop at the Colt and ASX, because arriving in 2024 is the new Outlander PHEV with more space and a quality interior that uses a 131 hp 2.4-liter gasoline engine as well as two electric motors 114 and 134 hp, distributed on the two front and rear axles respectively. With a system power of 248 hp and a battery of 20 kWh that guarantees electric travel for 80 km. The rest is done by the new S-AWC all-wheel drive, just to emphasize that the brand that made us fall in love with Lancer, Pajero and L200 – for way, you will see that Pajero and L200 will soon make everyone smile again. – he still knows how to create, an inventor. And the C-segment all-electric SUV will arrive in 2025. Yes, sometimes they come back and called Mitsibis they don’t come back to play…