Mitsubishi has just unveiled its new small hatchback, the 2024 Mitsubishi Colt, a compact car that aims to offer more space, style, and technology than its rivals. The Colt is based on the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s CMF-B platform, which also underpins the Nissan Versa and the Renault Clio. The Mitsubishi Colt also features a new design language, a hybrid powertrain option, and a host of advanced safety and convenience features. Is this the best Mitsubishi hatchback ever? Let’s find out.
What Is the 2024 Mitsubishi Colt?
The 2024 Mitsubishi Colt is a small hatchback that competes with the likes of the Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio, Toyota Yaris, and Volkswagen Polo. The Colt is the successor to the Mirage, which was discontinued in 2021 due to poor sales and reviews. The Colt is also the revival of a nameplate that dates back to 1962 when Mitsubishi launched its first passenger car.
The Colt is available in two trim levels: the Colt ES and the Colt SE. The Colt ES is powered by a 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine that produces 100 hp and 118 lb-ft of torque, mated to a five-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive. The Colt SE is a hybrid model that combines the same engine with an electric motor, a 1.2-kWh battery pack, and an e-CVT for a total output of 120 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque. The Colt SE also has standard front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive.
The Mitsubishi Colt has a cute and sporty body that reflects its fun and practical character. It has a large hexagonal grille, LED headlights and taillights, chrome accents, and 15- or 16-inch alloy wheels. It also has a rear spoiler, roof rails, fog lights, and heated side mirrors.
The interior of the Colt is spacious and modern, with high-quality materials and craftsmanship. It has cloth seats, piano black trim, ambient lighting, and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, and wireless charging. It also has a six-speaker sound system, automatic climate control, keyless entry and start cruise control, and a multi-function steering wheel.