Mitsubishi Colt Supermini Tipped To Return With Renault-Nissan Platform

Having become part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, Mitsubishi is now considering reviving the Colt nameplate on an upcoming B-segment hatchback.

If it gets approved for production, it could arrive in the next five years. It’s something that’s already on the table, and would need to sell over 100,000 units worldwide to justify its development costs.

In fact, Mitsubishi is so serious about it that its Sales and Marketing chief for Europe, Guillaume Cartier, confirmed at the Geneva Motor Show that they’re “working on” such a car, Autocar reports. “It’s a question of what is needed”, commented Cartier, adding that “when we have this association [with the Colt name], we must make sure the car’s personality suits it.”

Nevertheless, the Colt name is only one of three possible choices when it comes to the rumored supermini, but given that Mitsubishi’s hatchback used to be called the Colt until it was replaced by the Mirage/Space Star in 2012, it is the most likely candidate.

As for its underpinnings, there’s a new generation Renault Clio that’s expected to be launched later this year. As a result, the two cars will likely share the platform along with the Nissan Micra.

Additionally, this architecture is rumored to be adopted by Dacia, too, with a first model tipped to launch in late 2019 or early 2020 in Asian market, with the same body as the current Duster.

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  • Dr Strangefinger

    Omg, those wheels… those micro small wheels!

    • Christian

      The picture are from 2008 btw..

  • Christian

    Lol this is really old news? Didn’t you cover this last year too?

  • Vassilis

    I hope they do a good job with it. Make it pretty, sporty, a good car. The older CZT was pretty cool.

    • Infinite1

      Knowing Mitsubishi’s history, I doubt it

  • Bash

    They should take notes from KIA picanto.

    • Infinite1


  • Infinite1

    It’s a step in the right direction, hopefully

  • Enoch Gabriel Gonzales

    What the hell is wrong with you mitsubishi? We don’t need another mirage. Why not make a new lancer? Do you really have to saturate your lineup with cars of the same size, sold at the same time and cannibalize each other’s sales? You did it with the outlander, outlander sport and eclipse cross, you really need help. smh

  • Matthijs

    It’s not called a supermini, it’s a car from the B-segment. How would you call a car from the A-segment then? Ultrasupermini ?

    • haudit

      In the UK and some other countries, B-segment cars are colloquially referred to as superminis, and have been since at least the 1970s.

  • smartacus

    i can understand the Clio and the Micra
    having the same platform as the Colt,
    but if Dacia gets involved, Colt is sunk.

  • Alex The Great

    Love my 2010 Colt. Those 95hp takes me everywhere, i can fit it anywhere, 5 ppl can sit with relative confort. 1000km trip? No problem!!! Cruise control all the way at 5,6l/100km. Economic and reliable. My dad wanned to buy a Colt exactly like that, but unfortunately they now sell that silly “Spacestar”.

    I hope they go back to the 3 very good models they had: SpaceStar(the old one), Colt and Lancer. I will be waiting to exchange mine for one of the new ones.

    • Joseph Bartolo

      I have the 2011 model and it has the 3 cyl engine 1,1. very economical, reliable and roomy too. I miss not having cruise control

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