Older generations know very well what kind of legend this nameplate is. It was one of the first Mitsubishi models that gained global popularity. Drivers appreciated the fact that this was one of the rare city cars that were actually fun to drive. However, things have changed over the years and the current situation isn’t great at all. Still, things could change soon, as we can hear all kinds of rumors about the 2022 Mitsubishi Colt.
The main problem with the current model is that the current model is way too old to compete in more demanding markets. That’s probably the reason why it is offered in just a couple of markets, such as Taiwan. However, things could change soon, as we can hear reports about the redesign for the next year. Still, you should know that if the new model is about to arrive, it probably won’t have too many things in common with its predecessors.
2022 Mitsubishi Colt Redesign
This redesign is more than needed. Simply, the current generation has been around since 2007 and despite the updates, it is still way outdated compared to the competition. So, what to expect from the 2022 Mitsubishi Colt? At this point, it’s hard to say something more but we are pretty sure that the new model would look significantly different.
The first thing that comes to mind is that Mitsubishi is now oriented to SUVs and crossovers. Times when this carmaker was producing amazing sports cars are distant past. So, we presume that the new 2022 Mitsubishi Colt could come as a small crossover. Moreover, Mitsubishi is no part of Renault Nissan Alliance, so there is no doubt it would share a lot of parts with these two car makes. We presume it would come as a small city crossover, while electrification is another thing that comes to mind.
All-Electric 2022 Mitsubishi Colt
This is one of the things that comes to our minds. It’s just a matter of them when Mitsubishi will offer a completely new all-electric vehicle and this nameplate would be perfect for this occasion. We also presume that the technology would be shared with some of the current EVs in the Alliance’s offer. The first model that comes to mind is Renault Zoe.
The reason why we believe this would be a good approach is the fact that Zoe is a pretty similar kind of vehicle to Colt, a small city car. So, the Colt might use the same technology, particularly the one introduced two years ago. That would include a relatively powerful 100kW electric motor (136 horsepower), in a combination with a 52-kWh battery pack, which should provide a little bit under 300 miles on a single charge.
Some sources suggest that the 2022 Mitsubishi Colt could be notably bigger and come with a more upscale approach. This leads us to the legendary Nissan Leaf, which has been around for a decade. Of course, the current generation is much younger and it offers pretty respectable performances and technology. So, we could see the same approach we saw in the case of the new Outlander, which shares mechanics with the new Rogue.
The 2022 Mitsubishi Colt would feature the same technology as Leaf in this case, but it would probably come in a little bit different layout. We wouldn’t expect to see a five-door hatchback. Instead, we would rather expect to see a typical crossover, similar to the upcoming Nissan Ariya. At this point, the officials are still quiet, so you should stay reserved about this scenario.
Design and Features
The previous generations of Cold were amazing in two things. They were very reliable and they were pretty fun to drive. We expect nothing less from the new 2022 Mitsubishi Colt. In terms of the exterior design, we are much closer to the first scenario, to see a small city car. Of course, it would come based on the brand’s contemporary design language, but loads of exclusive details are also a certain thing. After all, Mitsubishi needs an eye-catching design, which can bring back a piece of glory that characterized this brand in the past.
To do that, the Japanese manufacturer will also have to offer a well-designed interior. That has never been Mitsubishi’s strongest point, but things will have to change. We count on fine materials, good build quality and most importantly, enough space and good ergonomics.
2022 Mitsubishi Colt Release Date and Price
As we already mentioned, there are various reports that suggest the 2022 Mitsubishi Colt could come completely new already in the next year. However, the officials are still quiet about all this, so we recommend you to stay reserved. On the other hand, there are no reports that suggest discontinuation of the current model that is available in certain parts of the world. So, we could easily end up with no changes compared to the 2021 model.