Sixty-two years, six generations, over five million units sold. The Mitsubishi Colt is a globally successful car, and the Japanese believe that its brand new, seventh generation will continue its former glory. It was created as part of an alliance partnership (if you think you see a Renault Clio in the photos, we understand…), it has been produced since the fall of this year and now Czech customers can finally order it.
The Colt is a representative of the traditional B segment, in addition to the Clio, it therefore competes with, for example, the Škoda Fabia, Volkswagen Polo or Peugeot 208. And customers definitely have a lot to choose from, after all, looking at the price list, we counted 12 different equipment levels. The basic one has 15″ steel wheels, manual air conditioning, two seven-inch displays, blind spot monitoring or a light and rain sensor.
On the opposite spectrum of the offer, we find the most inflated version, which wears alloy wheels, Bose premium audio, a driving mode selector, 360-degree monitoring around the car or a heated steering wheel and front seats. Therefore, even the most demanding customers will definitely find their way.
One engine surprise is also nice. Unlike most competitors, Colt still offers a modest atmospheric three-cylinder engine with a power of 49 kW in combination with a five-speed manual transmission. Above it sits a liter turbo with 67 kW, which is complemented by a full-hybrid consisting of a sixteenth unit (69 kW) and an electric motor (36 kW), which has the only automatic transmission and promises a combined consumption of 4.2 l/100 km.
For an atmospheric motorcycle in basic equipment, you will pay a very nice 379,960 CZK for today. Other engines are only offered in higher trim levels – the turboliter costs from CZK 409,960, the hybrid drive costs CZK 559,960. A 5-year or 100,000 km warranty and eight-year battery cover for the hybrid system (limited to 160,000 km) are standard. You can pay extra as part of the promotional package for up to fifteen years of assistance service.