The interior styling is very contemporary so if you are looking for a wooden dashboard then you are going to be disappointed.
How It Looks - Interior
The interior styling is very contemporary so if you are looking for a wooden dashboard then you are going to be disappointed. The fascia is simple but perfectly functional and houses all the controls and gauges the average driver would ever need. The three spoke steering wheel is leather bound and balances the design of the fascia.
The interior design includes a striking blue translucent tower which links the dashboard to the transmission tunnel, which is backlit at night providing a soothing ambience to the cabin.
An RDS radio with single slot CD player is standard - coupled to six speakers. Remote audio controls are located on the steering wheel. The system was easy to use and was designed for the Colt, so it is in keeping with the interior. The sound was perfectly acceptable for this class of car and we weren’t disappointed.
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What We Liked
- Exterior and interior styling
- Easy to drive
- Interior space
- Comfortable seats
- Quality of materials
What We Disliked
- Road noise was intrusive at times, especially running on the 205/45 tyres fitted to the 16” wheels on our test car.
- Thick A-pillar obstructs vision
What We'd Like To See
- Side airbags as standard throughout the range
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|