The return of the Colt hatchback is about to happen. According to newest reports, the 2020 Mitsubishi Colt will hit the markets later this year. The last model was produced between 2002 and 2013. Interestingly, Colt was sold globally, before it got replaced with the new-gen Mirage model. Now, Mitsubishi is a part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
For that reason, Mitsubishi will look to expand its lineup of sedans and hatchbacks. Some other reports are saying the Colt hatchback will arrive but not immediately. Whatsoever, the 2020 Colt will ride on the same platform that underpins the current Renault Clio model. Moreover, two cars will share plenty of styling cues and similar design language.
2020 Mitsubishi Colt Design Language
The upcoming 2020 Mitsubishi Colt hatchback model will ride on the same underpinnings as the Renault Clio and Nissan Micra. According to rumors, the new platform will be adopted by Dacia as well. However, the exterior details are not available yet. New Colt will be a compact hatchback and will borrow plenty of cues from the Clio model.
Remember, Mitsubishi has become the part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance so we can expect similar design language. That includes horizontal grille bars and similar shape of the headlights. Also, Mitsubishi is already offering a small Mirage hatchback. Because of that, Colt will depart from the Mirage model in every possible way. After all, there is no point in having two same models in the lineup.
This will be an interesting category for the 2020 Mitsubishi Colt. While there are no available interior details, all we can do is speculate. There will be room for five passengers, surely. However, we can’t wait to see what will Mitsubishi do with the interior. Remember, the company is already offering a small Mirage hatchback. Mirage is also offering a room for five persons.
So we must expect huge differences between the two models. For that reason, we believe the 2020 Colt will be everything that Mirage isn’t. Colt will be a modern hatchback so we expect numerous standard equipment and driver-assistance features. The design will be surely closer to Renault’s design language. Safety rating will be high but we don’t expect generous interior space.
We can expect a couple of engine choices. The 2020 Mitsubishi Colt won’t offer the same engines as the Mirage hatchback. Just like with the exterior and interior, even the engine department will be similar to the Clio model. Renault Clio is offering a standard 1.0-liter engine that is rated at 90 horsepower.
A stronger 1.3-liter delivers up to 150 horses. Even the diesel unit will be in the offer and it will generate 100 HP. A modern hatchback that will ride on the all-new generation could easily offer a hybrid drivetrain as well. On the other hand, we are not sure about the Colt Hybrid variant. The reason is that these smaller displacements are already offering good mileage.
2020 Mitsubishi Colt Price and Release Date
Both Renault Clio and Mitsubishi Mirage will cost below $20,000. We are not sure how much will cost the all-new 2020 Mitsubishi Colt. It will be a new-generation model with plenty of modern cues and amenities.
Colt will surely be more premium than those two models. For that reason, we can expect the price to start between $20,000 and $25,000. The arriving Colt will hit the dealerships in the last quarter of 2019.