Following the couple of renderings of the new Concept Global Small vehicle released earlier this week by Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi, a more telling photo of the car which is expected to replace the current Colt hit the web.
Set to debut a little over a month from now at the Geneva Auto Show, the new CGS, as Mitsubishi calls it, will be aimed, just as the new Micra presented by Nissan as the Global Compact Car a while ago, at taking over the world's markets.
According to available information, the new Colt will begin rolling off the assembly lines of the manufacturer's plant in Thailand at rates of about 150,000 units a year. The start of production for the model has been scheduled for 2012.
As for the car itself, small is the defining word. Mitsubishi hinted that it will use small displacement engines for the car, more precisely a 1.0l or a 1.2l power plant, equipped with regenerative braking, start-stop technology and linked to a new-generation CVT transmission.
Just as it was the case with the Fiesta from Ford (with which a trained eye can see the CGS looks like, viewed from the right angle), the new Colt will mark a major departure from the existing generation.
The somewhat boxy Colt of today will get lots of round edges, more fluid lines and an overall looks that is reminiscent of the current trends and preferences of the consumers when it comes to small hatches.
autoevolution will be attending the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.