Written by Daniel Andzhurov – April 12, 2021
Reviewed by Asaf Kedem
An icon is back: Mitsubishi Motors announced that it will launch the new Colt in Europe. Almost 10 years after the launch of the latest generation of the Japanese compact car, the new Colt will enter showrooms of Mitsubishi dealers around Europe in the fall of 2023 as a five-door hatchback.
After launching the first generation on the Japanese market in 1962, the Colt quickly became one of the most famous and successful Mitsubishis in the world. Almost half a million copies of the model have been sold in Germany since it was launched in 1978. And across Europe, more than 400,000 customers have chosen only the latest generation Colt. That is why the Japanese decided to return to their range for the Old Continent.
However, the manufacturer has not yet disclosed much information about the technique. The new Colt will be produced in Bursa, Turkey, on the CMF-B platform of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. There is almost no information about the drives now – all that is known is that there will be a hybrid, as evidenced by the EV logo on the side of the car, presented in a teaser photo. However, it is very likely that the engines will be like the "brothers," Nissan Juke or Renault Clio.
Auto Trendy’s take
We, at Auto Trendy, believe that competition always leads to new improvements and developments. Mitsubishi’s move to increase their number of models on the European market is also a form of competition with the other automakers. As it comes at the time of high rate of electrification and automation within the automotive industry, it might be a great accelerator of progress in that direction.