Highlights for the 2023 Mitsubishi Colt

June 22nd, 2023 by


There has been a lot of speculation about what Mitsubishi Motors is working on since it joined the Renault-Nissan Alliance to form the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. Aside from the alliance as a whole releasing its Alliance 2030 business strategy, we wanted to know what Mitsubishi was working on. We’re still waiting for it to release a new model that we haven’t seen before, after all. In March 2030, the automaker released its mid-term strategy, “Challenge 2025”, and announced six new models for 2023 release shortly after. One of the new Mitsubishi models taking center stage is the resurrection of the Mitsubishi Colt sports car as a hatchback, and with a hybrid-only option. During an online world premiere, the Colt debuted the All-New Mitsubishi COLT for the European Market via Mitsubishi Motors Europe.

Here are some of the highlights.


Available in two models, the new Colt offers consumers the same old internal combustion engine (ICE) gasoline variant as well as the environmentally-friendly full hybrid (HEV) model. If going for gasoline, consumers have two options – a 1.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine, paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, or a 1.0-liter gasoline engine paired up with a 5-speed manual transmission. There is no mention of an automatic transmission option as of yet, but we’re expecting the automaker to reserve that for the hybrid option to sway consumers the other way. No horsepower numbers have been mentioned for either gasoline engine. The hybrid option is the combination of a 1.6-liter gasoline engine and two electric motors (an alternator-starter and a main motor) powered by a 1.2 kWh battery, paired to an automatic multi-mode transmission. Again, no power specs yet, but the total driving range is about 560 miles.


The two models during the premier show off a new paint color, Sunrise Red, while showing off 17-inch wheels with a diamond-cut finish to really attract the consumer’s gaze. Up front, the Mitsubishi triple-diamond logo is in the middle of the front fascia, situated in the middle of the grille and the classic Mitsubishi Motors Dynamic Shield design. Found on either side of the front fascia, full LED headlights can be found on the on the upper part with L-shaped LED daytime running lights towards the bottom. Sophisticated and sport with angle lines leading to the rear, the Colt features LED tail lamps, a new “Colt” badge and “Mitsubishi” watermark.

Inside, the Colt may seem compact, but the interior offers a nice spacious cabin that also comes with modern technologies. Featuring options like fabric and economic leather (no animal products) for the upholstery, consumers can find seat trimming that fits their needs while looking stylish. The dark headlining enhances the sport look inside, and all state-of-the-art tech can be found along the center console and dashboard to keep Mitsubishi in the modern world. Personalization is a big selling point for consumers today, and there are many options like this in the new Mitsubishi Colt, such as ambient lighting and different driving modes to tune the steering and engine response.

Comfort Features

The state-of-the-art tech is still the Smartphone-link Display Audio (SDA) Mitsubishi is known for, available with a 7-inch or 9.3-inch1 display – we’re still waiting on the Google Android operating system. Both offer wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability through the touchscreen or voice commands, plus wireless charging. A Bose premium sound system is also available. Six advanced safety systems are standard, such as traffic sign recognition, forward collision mitigation, and lane keeping assist. High-trim models come with blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, park assist can fully control the steering wheel for parking in tight spaces, and a 360-degree view monitor also helps. Also, don’t forget the great warranty Mitsubishi Motors offers – a basic limited warranty for 5 years/60,000 miles, a powertrain limited warranty for 10 years/100,000 miles, 7 years or 100,000 miles of anti-corrosion coverage, and roadside assistance. The Colt Hybrid model also comes with an 8-year capacity warranty for the traction battery.

That’s all we have for the new 2023 Mitsubishi Colt. We’ll surely see it in America soon, so be on the lookout when you follow us on Miami Lakes Automall social media.

Photo Source/Copyright: YouTube/Mitsubishi Motors Europe
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