Mitsubishi Colt Review

Mitsubishi Colt
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Mitsubishi Colt Review

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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.

Infotainment

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.

Rivals
  • Citroen C3, Fiat Idea, Honda Jazz, Mazda2, Nissan Micra, smart forfour, Toyota Yaris and Vauxhall Meriva
What We Liked
  • Exterior and interior styling
  • Cheekiness
  • 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
  • ESP
  • Side airbags as standard throughout the range
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Mitsubishi Colt Road Test Data
Model ReviewedMitsubishi Colt 1.3 Elegance
  
Body Type5-Door Hatchback
ColourSpicy Red
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph11.1 Seconds
Top Speed 112 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban36.7 mpg
Extra Urban56.5 mpg
Combined47.1 mpg
  
Insurance Group5
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3-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

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