Saturday, November 12, 2011
Mitsubishi Colt sketches were already released at the start of year but the car will finally see the light of the day at the Tokyo Motor Show next month. Mitsubishi will look to fill yet another gap in its business with the launch of a hatchback named the Colt. The car is speculated to be launched in the name of Mitsubishi Mirage in India.
The car will be produced in Japan and is expected to be available in Australia in the mid 2012. The car like most of its contemporaries will come with dual toned beige interiors and in a combo of black as well. The interiors of the car reveal that this dual tone style will surely go down well with the likes of the Indian audience.
The car will be good in terms of the fuel mileage due to the engine start-stop mechanism and the Alternator technology. The engine will also be sleeker which will be yet another feather in the cap to improve the fuel efficiency. On the other hand the Alternator technology will help distribute the load equally and once again invariably result in better mileage. The company is planning to come up with an electric version of the car if all goes down well with the current version.
Mitsubishi has a car for every other segment in the desi market except the entry level hatchback which is currently selling like hotcakes in India. The Mitsubishi colt specifications currently in the market comes in a 1.5 litre, four cylinder engine which generates a maximum power of up to 70 bhp and 210 Nm of torque. For India we could have a smaller engine and probably come at a lesser cost as well. The Colt boasts some of the high tech Japanese features like style, central locking, rain sensing wiper and remote fuel filler cap. The Car is priced at 400,000 baht as per the Thailand currency which roughly translates into 638 496.55 Indian rupees in the Indian market. The Mitsubishi Colt is expected to compete with the likes of the upcoming Renault Pulse, Volkswagen Up and Chevrolet Spark in Indian market.