2011 Mitsubishi Colt.

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That’s right, the Colt is finally coming to the US.
The small Mitsubishi was sold here as a Dodge and Plymouth from 1971 to 1994.
We’ll see what version Mitsubishi decides to bring over here. So far the Colt is available with 3 or 5 doors.

Looks like the US is getting plenty of small hatchbacks lately. The Fiesta, Mazda2. Wow…

And now for the sad part of the story.
The Cold we will be getting is the newest “revised” model.
The current generation came out in 2003. It got revised (Not totally redesigned) last year for the 2009 model year.
When it adopted the Lancer front end.
That front end is fine on the Lancer, but it doesn’t work everywhere.
It doesn’t work on the revised Outlander, and it sure ruined the Colt!

Above is a picture of the Colt before its new horrific looking new front.
What we could have had…

The “old” 2003 model looked so much more modern….

Conversation 10 comments

  1. Gotta disagree with you completely on the nose assessment. The previous one is totally generic. I would have to look at the emblem on the nose to distinguish it from most anything else in the class.

    However, this new grill is striking and makes this car stand out. It definitely pegs it as a "Mitsubishi"

  2. seeing these pictures, i wonder if the new nose is in part made to pass all the new pedestrian safety regs.
    also, awful awful new colt.

  3. it looks like a Chevy Aveo that Dr. Frankenstein started experimenting with. this car might work in Central America but not in North America.

  4. And that's supposed to compete with the new Fiesta, Polo and even the Fit? They just don't get it, do they…

  5. This looks absolutely terrible. That upside down Audi front end is awful.

    Also, the highest powered engine they offer is a 105HP 1.5 liter.

    I would put this one step above the Aveo, but I wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole.

    The new Fiesta and the current Fit are by FAR the best vehicles in this segment.

  6. that Mitsu isn't bringing over the current Colt, but rather the replacement for the current Colt, i.e. the next Colt. In fact, Mitsubishi Motors Corp. President Osamu Masuko said as much during last month's Tokyo Motor Show. Here's what he told Automotive News:
    "Mitsubishi will follow that with a global small car in 2012. That car will be smaller than the Colt, which is sold in Japan and Europe, and will have a 1.0- to 1.3-liter gasoline engine. A plug-in hybrid version and all-electric version of the global small car are scheduled for 2013. Mitsubishi is studying which of those would best suit the United States.

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