All Mitsubishi Colt's benefit from ABS (anti-lock brakes) with EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution) that apportions braking force to each individual wheel.
Safety and Security
All Mitsubishi Colt's benefit from ABS (anti-lock brakes) with EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution) that apportions braking force to each individual wheel. Front seat passengers are protected by twin front airbags and from the Elegance model up side airbags are standard.
Additional safety features include seatbelt pre-tensioners and force limiters for the front seatbelts, two ISOFIX anchors, three three-point seatbelts, three head-restraints in the rear and a deactivation switch for the front passenger airbag.
An alarm is an optional extra but as will all new cars in the UK an immobiliser is standard as are deadlocks.
Comfort and Refinement
The ‘Elegance’ model features leather seats, which makes it easy to slide in and out of the car. The seats are comfortable and the seating position was very good. The driver and front passengers seats are height adjustable and recline with a fully flat function.
The leather wrapped steering wheel is height adjustable enabling you to find the optimum driving position.
The climate controlled air-conditioning is efficient and very easy to operate via large circular dials. The Colt features all-round electric windows with one touch open and close function and an electric sunroof is available as an option.
The glove compartment is a good size and is well dampened but lacks illumination and there aren't any interior lights in the rear of the cabin.
The Colt 1.3 Elegance's level of refinement is high and includes: 2 illuminated cup holders in the centre tunnel, sunvisors with vanity mirrors, central locking including tailgate, front wipers with variable intermittent with washer, rear wipers intermittent with washer, window demister with timer (rear), pollen filter and electrically adjustable heated door mirrors.
How It Looks - Exterior
We are informed by Mitsubishi that the design team 'took the Colt’s tall and spacious cabin and wrapped it in a sleek and eye-catching sheet metal'. The result is an individually-styled hatchback rather than a mini-people carrier - a hatchback where the body is essentially designed around the interior volume.
The bonnet is edged by a pair of jewel-like clear-lensed headlamps complemented by the arrow-shaped side indicator lights.
we liked the exterior styling and found the Colt to be quite a cheeky and distinctive little fellow.
Mitsubishi Colt Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Mitsubishi Colt 1.3 Elegance|
|Body Type||5-Door Hatchback|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||11.1 Seconds|
|Top Speed||112 mph|
|Fuel Type||Unleaded Petrol|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||56.5 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||TBA|
|Warranty||3-Year unlimited mileage warranty|
12-Year anti-corrosion/perforation warranty
3-Year Pan-European breakdown and recovery service
|Price (when tested on the 16/03/05)||£ 10,999|