Mitsubishi Colt (2008–2013)
Facelifted Colt launched at the Paris Motor Show
Facelift for 2009, first shown at Paris Motor Show October 2008, with same front as Lancer. At the back, a wrap-around and slimmer backlight, lower rear combination lamps, a new liftgate stamping and more elaborated bumper design add character whilst visually lowering and widening the car considerably (5-door only).
In line with Mitsubishi’s brand heritage & positioning, a new Colt Ralliart (150 PS 1.5 turbo) is introduced, available for the first time in 5-door form as well. Compared to the previous Colt CZT and in addition to a stronger structure, the Colt Ralliart suspension has been amended in eight different points for sharper driving dynamics, including reduced body roll thanks to a thicker front stabilizer bar.
In parallel to the existing petrol engines (1.1 / 75ps, 1.3 / 95ps, 1.5 / 109ps), Mitsubishi will introduce new “low CO2“ variants of the next generation Colt, under the umbrella name of “Clear Tec”. They will feature - amongst others - “Automatic Stop & Go” (AS&G) and regenerative braking technologies, leading to an improvement of over 10% in terms of CO2 emissions (according to variant/engine - figure subject to final homologation).
A dedicated “Flex Fuel” (FFV) variant will also be part of the Clear Tec program for Colt. Clear Tec packages will replace the previous Diesel powertrain in the Colt range.
Lower level of NVH (Noise – Vibration – Harshness), redesigned dashboard, new higher quality trim, enhanced equipment and revised rear seating flexibility leading to an increased cargo volume (from 854 l for the previous Colt to 1,032 l now).
The Colt CZ2 ClearTec, announced 3-6-2009, reduces CO2 emissions by 24g/km (17%) to 119g/km over the regular CZ2, whilst delivering as much as 65.7 MPG. With a price premium of just £500 and VED of just £35 per annum, the ClearTec proves that expensive diesel engines for small cars are not the only option, especially when fuel prices are nearing 10 pence difference between petrol and diesel.
Juro Special Edition unveiled
Mitsubishi Motors in the UK announced the Colt Juro special edition model. The special edition is based on the current Colt CZ2 with the additions of a portable Garmin satellite navigation system (which includes Bluetooth as standard) and leather upholstery.
The Colt Juro features:
- Black Leather seats
- Garmin Portable Sat Nav
- 16" Alloy Wheels (15" Alloy wheels on Clear Tec models)
- Air conditioning
- Steering Wheel Audio Controls
- Leather Steering wheel & Gear Shift Knob
- Electric Windows
- Front, Side & Curtain Airbags
The special edition model is available in the following variants:
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The Colt body structure is built around Mitsubishi-s next generation Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) design. It disperses energy loads during side and rear impacts and controls distortion, enhancing occupant protection and also helping to protect the fuel system during a rear impact.
The Colt’s comprehensive safety package includes an advanced dual front airbag, Supplementary Restraint System (SRS) with occupant sensors and ISO-FIX child seat anchorage points fitted as standard in the rear. This vehicle has a 4 star Euro NCAP safety rating.
The Colt Juro will be available in the following colours:
- Cool Silver (metallic)
- Stone Grey (metallic)
- Orient Red (metallic)
- Amethyst Black (metallic)
- Lightening Blue (metallic)
List prices are as follows with a £360 (including VAT) metallic and pearlescent paint surcharge:
The Colt Juro is rated 16E across the whole range.
The Colt Juro has a 3-year/unlimited mileage warranty together with a pan-European roadside assistance package. Service intervals are 12 month/12,500 mile (whichever comes first) and Mitsubishi’s extremely competitive Service Plan (MSP), covering the first three scheduled services can be purchased for just £375.