The Mitsubishi Colt Hatchback

2002

Mitsubishi Colt Hatchback History

In November 2002, a new compact car was born resurrecting the Colt nameplate which had been so instrumental in the company's growth during the 1960s. Bench and separate front seats seat were offered. A Useful Seat featured a small storage area under the front passenger seat squab. Using the RISE impact-safety body structure and a new straight frame rail platform, the Colt boasted excellent safety performance.

Mitsubishi Colt Hatchback Upgrades

Using a platform developed through Mitsubishi Motors' alliance with DaimlerChrysler, the new-generation Colt was distinguished by its "one-motion form" styling. The new model pioneered the company's "Customer Free Choice" marketing system. This allowed customers to pick and mix from the exterior and interior trim and equipment specifications.

Mitsubishi Colt Hatchback Engine

It was powered by 1.3L and 1.5L MIVEC engines and paired with a INVECS-III CVT transmission.

A viscous-coupling full-time 4WD model was added in January 2003. In October 2004, models powered by new 1.3L and 1.5L alloy block engines manufactured in Europe, and a Ralliart sport model using a 1.5L MIVEC turbo engine joined the lineup.

In May 2006, the latter was evolved into the Ralliart Version-R which, with Getrag 5-speed manual gearbox and dedicated engine, body and suspension tuning and modifications, took the driving pleasure experience to a new level.