Mitsubishi Colt CZC (2006–2011)

Model History

February 2005

First official pictures released

Official pictures first released February 2005.

March 2006

Colt CZC goes into production

In production from 7 March 2006 and in UK from April 2006. Design and engineering shared between Mitsubishi Motors Corporation & Pininfarina. Turbocharged 147bhp 1.5-litre engine or 107bhp non turbo 1.5. Prices from £13,999 for the 1.5 and £15,999 for the turbo. Based on longer floorpan of 5-dr Colt with 2500mm wheelbase and wide 1460mm front and 1445mm rear tracks. Genuine 2+2 seating as as well as a generous luggage compartment, even when the roof is retracted. 5-speed manual transmissions.

CZC Turbo has 147bhp and 6000rpm and 155lb ft of torque at 3500rpm, hits 62mph in 8.4seconds and has a 126mph maximum speed. 39.8mpg on combined cycle and CO2 rating of 168g/km.

I.5 produces 107bhp at 6000rpm and 107lb ft of torque at 4000rpm for a 10.5second 0-62mph and top speed of 114mph, while returning 42.8mpg on combined cycle and a CO2 of 157g/km.

Standard equipment, includes 16inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, leather steering wheel and gear lever, radio/CD/MP3 stereo, four airbags, ABS anti-lock brakes with EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution) and integrated front fog lights.

Upgrading to the Colt CZC Turbo adds sports suspension, M-ASTC stability and traction control, part leather seats, a restyled front bumper and unique 16inch alloy wheels to the already long list of as-standard features.

March 2006

Production moves

Production at Pininfarina’s Bairo plant near Turin

November 2007

New low-priced variation revealed

A new £9,999 variant named the CZC1, which will only be available in Espresso Black. The CZC1 will offer an incredible 25% saving on the previous equivalent value at just £9,999. Standard equipment includes air conditioning, ABS with EBD, CD / Tuner with MP3 capability and steering wheel audio controls, driver, passenger and side airbags, and a full colour-keyed body kit. As well, of course as its electric folding hard top roof.

Also, previous Colt CZC non-turbo retains the same specification, including alloys and fog lamps, but also gets a 25% price cut to just £10,399 and is renamed as the Colt CZC2.