• Sep 19, 2008
Click above for a gallery of the 2009 Mitsubishi Colt

Our hunch that Mitsubishi would bring a redesigned Colt to the Paris Motor Show after it released a teaser earlier this week has been confirmed when the automaker inadvertently (?) posted a banner ad of the new sub-compact on its webpage.

The new Colt benefits from the familial angry-eye headlamps and trapezoidal grille, although both elements have been toned down to better suit the Colt's smaller proportions. The compact cruiser is available in both three- and five-door body styles, with an upright backside that should maximize cargo space. A range of miserly mills power the current Colt, ranging from 1.1- to 1.5-liters, along with a 1.5-liter DI-D diesel. We expect some of these engines to carry over to the new model, and a cabrio version is probably right around the corner.

If Mitsubishi wants to do battle with the Yaris, Fit, Versa and... ahem... Aveo/G3, we might see the Colt come Stateside. But we're not quite ready to hold our breath.


[Source: es.autoblog.com]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      @Shipey,

      You're so right. Sadly it looks like someone at Mitsubishi thinks the Lancer front end design works for every vehicle in their line-up. I guess the buying public will have to show them that it does not.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's still light years ahead of the Ford 3 bar grill. Talk about ugly.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd take a Fit, Fiesta or "i" over this, but that's just me. This isn't quite as attractive as the current Colt, if you find the Colt attractive.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Come on Mitsubishi, bring the Colt Ralliart to the USA!
      • 6 Years Ago
      The problem with a lot of these little 5-doors is that they are just unnecessarily boring. As a dude who not too long ago picked up a Mazda Protege 5, which is both fun to drive, stylish, AND gets decent MPG; I fail to see the draw of a car like this over something like a Mazda 3 5-door or a Honda Fit. Small, utilitarian econoboxes can also be fun.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Here I am in need of a car, 15K to put down and looking for a THREE door hatch to replace my 2000 ZX3. Ford blew it dropping the roomy hatch, I would absolutely love a Mazda 3 or even a Fit but I just cant stand the rear doors that will never get used.
      Bring it over! First reasonably priced 3dr wins.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Hyundai Accent SE
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why wont mitsu sell them here, the Fit is flying off the Honda dealerships, the freaking Smart has a huge waiting list, this just seems seems like a dumb move from mitsu to not be raking it in, with sales of the Colt here.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The current Colt is better looking. Tiny cars need happy faces. The current face was taken from the last gen Lancer which wasn't as aggresive. This just doesn't look right.

      For the Lancer the look fits the car. It's agressive looking and sets it apart in the class. I'd argue that it is the best looking car of the bunch in GTS form.

      Maybe the Colt Ralliart will look better.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i still like the old one, but i think itll grow on me
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ahh, A little cute bastard car. Looks like a little piggy wrapped in a blanket with its little nose sticking out.
      • 6 Years Ago
      the old colt was better, this one is just lame
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ummm, it IS the G3...look at the d pillar window.

        • 6 Years Ago
        Their slogan:

        "So Ill-conceived, it will send you running into the arms of a loving 2009 G3 Wave."
      • 6 Years Ago
      What the heck, they've gone backwards. The current Colt looks better than this (and I even like the front of the new Lancer. Doesn't work on this ugly box though.)
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