The return to Europe of the iconic Colt model (born in 1962 with an engine of only 600 cc) represents an important milestone for the Japanese Mitsubishi. The result of the collaboration with Renault as part of the Alliance born with Nissan, this new B-segment hatchback brings an appreciable balance between modernity, performance and efficiency to an entry range. It does so by adding to the top of the range the advanced full-hybrid engine that combines a 4-cylinder 1.6-liter petrol engine with xx hp, a multi-mode automatic transmission, a 36 kW electric unit, a high-voltage generator and a 1.2 kWh traction battery. But also with complete connectivity (the Colt is ready for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) and the presence of advanced driver assistance systems that raise the level of safety, comfort and driving pleasure. Also for Colt - which was developed in Europe and is produced in Turkey - Mitsubishi has used the most advanced technologies to protect passengers but also the most vulnerable road users (pedestrians and cyclists) who can count on the specific study of the bonnet, front bumper and headlights as well as numerous ADAS.
Photostory New Mitsubishi Colt, in the look there is an air of Alliance - Photos - Ansa.it
Equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Around View Monitor, Automatic High Beam, Blind Spot Warning, Forward Collision Mitigation system, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Easy Park Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Traffic Sign Recognition, Colt proves to be not only very efficient but also very reassuring. Based on the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance's CMF-B platform, the same as the Clio, Colt offers the best balance between efficiency and performance on the road in line with new individual mobility needs. The suspension offers a level of precision and roughness absorption that - together with the qualities of grip and driveability - makes the Colt suitable for both urban and extra-urban environments, including longer journeys. New Colt (as few B-segment offer) also allows the adjustment of several parameters - such as steering and powertrain response as well as the level of intervention of the ESP ) to maximize comfort and provide the desired behavior. This is possible through the Multi-Sense system that is easily selected in the specific menu in the central display.
Colt's performance is clearly linked to the type of engine. The range opens with the 1.0-liter three-cylinder petrol engine (67 hp and 95 Nm of torque) connected to a five-speed manual gearbox. CO2 emissions measured according to WLTP standards are 118-121 g/km and consumption is 5.2-5.4 liters/100 km. This same 1.0-liter three-cylinder petrol configuration is then proposed in a turbo version connected in this case to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The power is 92 hp with 160 Nm of torque, for clearly higher performance levels. CO2 emissions (Wltp) stand at 116-124 g/km while consumption is 5.1-5.5 liters/100 km. Finally, the full hybrid system (Hev) that combines, as already pointed out, a 4.1-liter 6-cylinder petrol engine that produces a combined power (thermal engine and electric unit) 140 hp of power with 148 Nm of torque. All this is combined with an advanced multimode automatic transmission that helps to improve efficiency.
The Colt Hev is particularly suitable for urban environments, where up to 80% of driving time is spent with the electric motor active. The contribution of the battery-powered section increases the range up to 900 km and reduces CO2 emissions to just 94 -102 g/km, with fuel consumption of 4.2-4.5 litres/100 km. The arrival of Mitsubishi Colt in the Italian dealerships of the Koelliker network (the Group that has been importer and distributor of the Japanese brand for 44 years) is expected in December, with a price list starting from 17,900 euros. Colt is covered by a warranty of 5 years or 100 thousand km, which in the Hev version becomes 8 or 160 thousand km for the traction battery. There is also a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty and - with the Mitsubishi Motors service package - a 5-year roadside assistance warranty.
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