Mitsubishi Colt

2011 - PRESENT

Mitsubishi Colt

THE SMALL CAR WITH BIG IDEAS

You want a small car. You want something nimble to nip around congested city streets and dodge in and out of tight spots. You want a car which will bring a smile to your face and a lift to your heart. But you need a car which is comfortable and practical, affordable and insurable. A car to ferry the kids to the park and the dog to the kennels. A car which will carry family and friends long distances in comfort. In fact, what you really want is a big car in a small car’s body. What you really need is a Colt.

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A Colt is the ultimate compact car for grown-ups. It comes in three- and five-door variants with a choice of engines, including the energy efficient and eco-friendly Colt ClearTec and the ultra-hot hatchling Colt Ralliart. The Colt is stylish, distinctive, a little out of the ordinary, with a dynamic stance and Mitsubishi’s signature ‘jet fighter’ grille. It drives as well as it looks: sprightly and manoeuvrable with a fairly firm, front-wheel drive chassis and welltuned suspension, a wheel-at-each-corner physique, accurate, nicely weighted steering and light, foolproof gearchange. It’s well built, with doors which close with a satisfyingly solid thud, and amazingly well endowed with equipment making it exceptional value for your hard-earned cash. But, perhaps most importantly, it’s a Mitsubishi, which means that it will carry on being all these things, day in, day out, for many, many years to come.

A Colt with sporting pedigree Tiny, fast, fun and around half the price of more high profile hot hatches - the Colt Ralliart is first both off the mark and over the line in the race of the hot hatchlings. The 1.5 litre turbo motor dishes out 147 bhp and 155 lb.ft. of torque at 3500 rpm. That translates to a 0-62 mph sprint in little more than seven seconds, with plenty of vigour in the mid-range and enough outright power to see it strongly through to the redline.