Mitsubishi Colt Going to China?

Mitsubishi is apparently planning to launch its well-known Colt in China in the near future as several prototypes have been spotted on local streets. Still, the Japanese manufacturer doesn't want to comment on the recent speculation and keeps all things secret.

Still, voices familiar with the matter are hinting that Colt's official launch in China will take place in early 2010, with production to be handled by the SouEast - Mitsubishi joint venture. China Car Times speculates that the China-bound Colt might be powered by a 1.3- or a 1.5-liter engine that would be particularly focused on keeping both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions down.

As we said, no details are available at this point but, in case there's indeed some truth behind these words, more information will surface soon as we get closer to the official launch.

As for the Colt range, Mitsubishi revealed at the Geneva Auto Show the ClearTec version of the car, a model that joins the green vehicle fight and is supposed to replace diesel versions of the Colt.

The Colt ClearTec features a start/stop system with a new generation alternator. By combining it with new gear shift ratios, as well as with highly efficient motor oil, the new ClearTec gets a fuel consumption rate of 4.9 l/100km for the 1.1l three cylinder engine, reported.

The bigger 1.3l 4 cylinder engine releases into the atmosphere 119 g/km of CO2, with a fuel consumption of 5l/100 km. These figures, compared to the future introduction of FlexiFuel alternative fuel technology will surely make the Colt an effective green car.
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