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Mitsubishi Colt CZ2 ClearTec Ready to Race

Less than a week from the debut of the Colt ClearTec at this year's Revolve Eco-Rally on June 8, Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi has released the first images with its eco-friendly Colt.

Visually, the Colt hasn't got any striking, or out of this world design lines. It however hides underneath its body Mitsubishi’s ClearTec environmental technologies, which the manufacturer says will "make a huge difference to CO2 emissions and increased MPG without having to compromise on performance at high costs".

The Mitsubishi Colt CZ2 ClearTec's CO2 emission figures stand at 119g/km, 24 grams or 17 percent less than the regular CZ2 produces. In terms of fuel consumption, the ClearTec provides as much as 65.7 mpg (3.58l/100 km).

The model which will take part in Monday's event comes in addition to the ones shown at this year's Geneva Auto Show. Back in March, the Japanese manufacturer brought 2 petrol powered engine version, a 1.1l three-cylinder and a 1.3l 4-cylinder.

The ClearTec versions of the new Mitsubishi Colt combine numerous other small tweaks, all of which add up to cut fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Increasing the engine‘s compression ratio, using low-viscosity engine oil, modifying gear ratios and employing special low-resistance tires are only the beginning.

As for the Colt CZ2 ClearTec it is yet another statement made by the Japanese manufacturer in favor of petrol engines over diesel powered ones. To bring the Colt model to the performance levels required by this segment, the Japanese manufacturer chose to drop all diesel engines for this model and focus its efforts on building a gasoline powered performance engine.
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