Otherwise shared with the second-gen Renault Captur and Nissan Juke as well, the architecture supports different powertrains. Nonetheless, the upcoming Mitsubishi Colt will only be offered with hybrid assemblies, the automaker said. In all likelihood, we are looking at the setup powering the Clio E-Tech, namely a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, assisted by an electric motor, with a second motor being the high-voltage starter generator.
Besides making the big announcement, confirming at the same time that the new Colt will be built at the Bursa factory in Turkey, and at Novo Mesto, in Slovenia, Mitsubishi has also dropped a teaser pic of the car. Right off the bat, it looks like a rebadged Renault Clio, with a tweaked front end, which proves that the Japanese company won’t take any unnecessary risks when it comes to its development.
The greenhouse looks identical to that of the fifth-gen Clio, and so do the rear quarter panels, doors, and even the positioning of the handles. The roofline is just as arched behind the B pillars, and the front windscreen angle doesn’t seem to have been changed at all. To differentiate it from its French cousin, Mitsubishi will give it a new face, otherwise similar to its modern vehicle lineup, and probably a tweaked dashboard panel inside, though, for the most part, it will be nothing more than a rebadged Clio.