As for the upgrades, one of the major improvements is represented by the addition of a stop-start engine that automatically halts the engine while the car is not in motion. Available on the 1.3-liter gasoline engine, the engine is then restarted once the driver presses the clutch pedal to shift into first gear.
Translate this into figures and you get a fuel consumption and CO2 emissions reduction by up to 30 percent, which means the new Colt is capable of achieving a fuel consumption rating of 5 liters per 100 km (47 mpg) in combined mode while releasing 119 grams of CO2 per kilometer. This represents a reduction of around 24 g/km compared with the stock model powered by the same engine.
Increasing the engine‘s compression ratio, using low-viscosity engine oil, modifying gear ratios and employing special low-resistance tires are some of the other modifications, all of them contributing to improving efficiency and cutting emissions.
Obviously, the Colt ClearTec is only the beginning, as Mitsubishi intends to bring the green technology in many other vehicles across the range, with Pajero and Triton likely to get similar versions in the upcoming years.
Mitsubishi Colt ClearTec was officially displayed to the world at this year's Geneva Motor Show.