Mitsubishi Colt – Prices, History, Engine, Interior & Exterior, Features, Highlights

Introduction

Like other Mitsubishi lines up, Mitsubishi Colt has been extremely reliable and the build quality is excellent. The Colt is good on fuel and it handles well. Comes with 3 engine options, the Colt still stands for the good fuel consumption with a roomy interior and stylish appearance of its class with the Evo-style nose that helps Mitsubishi Cold to stand out on the road. The numerous advancement allows the back seats to be a very versatile car. 

In this article we are going to understand the performance, interior, exterior and engine capacity.

1968 Mitsubishi Colt 1100

From 1978 to 2002, Mitsubishi reintroduced the Colt as a hatchback. The Colt was sold as Mitsubishi Mirage in Japan, with the Colt name retained on the European and Australian Market. Between 1978 and 2002, Mitsubishi released five generations of the Colt, with the last one released in 1995.

In 2002, Mitsubishi released a new Colt Z30 hatchback which was launched in Europe in 2004. The new Colt was either a 3-door or 5-door, a 5-seater.

Interior

Colt Z30’ interior is where Mitsubishi won the race over its rivals. The cabin has enough space for 5 passengers, plenty of headroom and legroom, but the boot space was a bit limited although there was an option for split-folding seats in case you needed extra boot space.

Exterior

The exterior featured cat-eyed headlights and rectangular beam encasements. Mitsubishi Colt Z30 layout is not shaped randomly but with a sense of uniqueness. The overall design is sleek, complementing quite modern and dandy angular lines. Giving a sense of more space inside the cabin not only has the inclined bonnet along with a slanted windscreen but also assists in increasing the driving visibility.

Under the Hood

The Colt came with several engine choices. The 3-cylinder 1.1-liter MPI Mivec 3A91 petrol that produces 55 KW(75 HP) at 6000 rpm and average fuel consumption of 5.5 L/100KM (42.8 mpg), 4-cylinder 1.3-liter MPI Mivec 4A90 petrol that produces 70 KW (95 HP) at 6000 rpm and average fuel consumption of 5.8L/100KM (40.5 mpg), 4-cylinder 1.5-liter MPI Mivec 4A91 petrol that produces 80 KW (109 HP) at 6000 rpm and fuel consumption of 6.2 L/100KM (37.9 mpg), and the 3-cylinder 1.5-liter OM639 Di-D turbocharged diesel that produces 70 KW (95 HP) at 4000 rpm and average fuel consumption of 21.7Km/L. These engines were attached to either a 5-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, or a CVT transmission.

2006 Mitsubishi Colt

In 2006, Mitsubishi released a facelift version of the seventh generation Colt which is the Colt Ralliart Version-R in Japan. The Ralliart was later released in Europe in 2008. It is a sporty trim and for the first time, Mitsubishi offered a sporty trim for a 5-door.

Interior

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The front seats were Recaro bucket seats while on the rear; the seats were for two passengers, unlike the normal three-passenger seat.

Space is one of the strengths of Mitsubishi Colt. Four tall passengers can sit in the car comfortably with enough legroom and headspace. The dashboard is attractive and with easy to use knobs, and the materials it’s made from are far more attractive than those of older Mitsubishi’s.

Exterior

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The front features are identical to those of the Mitsubishi Lancer especially the headlamps and the taillights were also redesigned. The redesigned Colt’s body has a stiffened body shell and it bears some sports-tuned suspensions and a thicker front stabilizer bar. The Ralliart was fitted with low-profile, high-grip 16-inch tires.

Under the Hood

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The Colt Ralliart Version-R comes with a 4-cylinder 1.5-liter 4G15 Turbocharged Mivec petrol that produces 120 KW (163 HP) at 6000 rpm and average fuel consumption of 6.6 L/100KM (35.6 mpg). This engine is mated with a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. 

2010 Mitsubishi Colt

Depending on the chosen body type, the 2010 Mitsubishi Colt Plus dimensions do vary. The standard width and height are 1695mm x 1550mm.

Interior

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The 2010 Mitsubishi Colt Plus interior design is very stylish and fancy with an elegant touch. Standard and optional features on the colt include a smart key with push-start system, a touch screen infotainment system that gives out a more technical look to this high-tech car. Bluetooth and HDMI are also available along with a GSP guide system.

Other features found in the 2010 Mitsubishi Colt are a radio and a rearview camera. The screen will show you to rearview every time you reverse which is another great feature for parking. A decent stereo system with a USB port is also present. 

This vehicle has the ability to accommodate 5 people at once with ample leg- and shoulder room. The Colt has enough cargo space that can be extended by folding flat the rear seats.

Exterior

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The exterior of Mitsubishi Colt Plus is attractive and stylishly designed. The most noticeable features are the LED daytime running lights and bright LED taillights. This decorated wagon has 5 doors 2 on each side and a rear tailgate.

Under the Hood

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The 2010 Mitsubishi Colt Plus engine fitted with powertrain choices includes MIVEC engine 1.5L INVECS-III linked to a CVT transmission 2 or 4-wheel drive, (LTPH, LSPH) models 1.3 RX, 1.5 RX mated to a 6-speed sport mode settings for the CVT transmission.

The 2010 Mitsubishi Colt Plus model uses gasoline with a fuel tank capacity of 45 liters. The fuel consumption of the 2010 Mitsubishi Colt Plus is around 16.7Km/L.

Final Verdict

The Mitsubishi Colt is undoubtedly a better car than most purchasers realize. It is one of the best-used cars to buy around. The only spearing point may be to influence an owner to part with one first. After all scenarios, Mitsubishi Colt Plus 2010 has a great look and a great wagon-style vehicle with stylish features. The Mitsubishi Colt Plus 2010 can be found in many different colors and the prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD prices as of November 2021 start from USD 1,750 – 6,890.

Originally published May 11, 2020, updated Jan 13, 2022

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Written by: Josephat Lukaza

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