LA 2009: Mitsubishi Colt Confirmed for North America Next Year

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Mitsubishi has confirmed that the new small car it will introduce to North America next year is the Colt. Currently the Colt is in its 7th generation overseas, with some of the past iterations having been sold in North America as Mitsubishis, Dodges, Plymouths and Eagles.

Mitsubishi, it seems, will be one of the last automakers to re-enter the sub-compact market in the U.S., with both Ford and Mazda having just debuted their new (respective), Fiesta and Mazda2 models at the LA Auto Show. Currently the market is already dominated by cars like the Toyota Yaris, Honda Fit and Nissan Versa.

Overseas the Colt comes with many different engines, with a 104-hp 1.5-liter four-cylinder a likely candidate for North America – although even that seems underpowered. Some special edition Ralliart models have, however, produced in excess of 150-hp.

Now we’re just waiting for Suzuki to bring back the Swift as VW takes its time getting the Polo to U.S. shores.

[Source: Autoblog]

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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