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June 9, 2023

The 2024 Mitsubishi Colt Takes 17.1 Seconds To Reach 100 KPH

Remember the Mitsubishi Colt? Well, this is how it looks like right now thanks to an OE partnership with alliance member, Renault. The seventh-generation model reintroduces the nameplate in Europe for the first time in nine years.

Based off the Renault Clio, the 2024 Colt rides on the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s CMF-B platform. The five-door hatchback is a case of badge engineering except for minor changes to the grille, bumpers, and lights. Designers did manage to shoehorn the Dynamic Shield grille while still offering full LED headlights and L-shaped LED DRLs.

Powertrains are also shared with the Clio with the base version getting a normally-aspirated 1.0-liter with 66 horsepower and 95 Nm mated to a 5-speed manual. Going up, there’s a turbocharged mill offering 90 horsepower and 160 Nm. This one’s mated to a 6-speed manual. Finally, there’s a full hybrid HEV model that pairs a 1.6-liter gasoline engine with two electric motors (an alternator-starter and a main motor) good for a combined 141 horsepower. The ICE delivers 148 Nm, while the electric motor pumps out 205 Nm.

For those who care about numbers, the base Colt does the century sprint in a leisurely 17.1 seconds. The turbo drops that down to a more respectable 12.2 seconds, while the hybrid does the same at just 9.3 seconds. Assuming there’s a flat enough piece of tarmac, the base engine tops out at 160 km/h, while the turbo and hybrid goes up to 180 km/h.

The interior is fitted with either a 7- or 9.3-inch Smartphone-link Display Audio system. Features on higher trims include ambient lighting, a 9-speaker Bose sound system, and wireless device charging. Advanced safety features include adaptive cruise control with stop & go function, lane departure warning and lane keep assist, blind spot warning with rear cross traffic alert, and even easy park assist.

Renault will start production of the all-new Mitsubishi Colt come September with European markets starting to get it towards the latter half of the third quarter of this year.

1 comment:

  1. Mitsubishi Philippines should have brought this New Colt to replace the aging Mirage.


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