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History of Mitsubishi Colt
The Mitsubishi Colt is a subcompact car that was in production between 1962 and 2012. There were a total of three generations made, giving buyers a choice of numerous body types including a hatchback, estate and convertible. Warranty Direct ranked the Colt 30th in its top 100 most reliable cars. This is based on various factors, such as the number of times a car fails, the cost of repairing it and the average time spent off road due to the repairs. Warranty Direct also ranked the Colt 26th in a list of 50 superminis. The Mitsubishi Colt is known for its spacious interior, stylish design and great range of engines. It offers a reliable driving performance and a number of great features as standard, making it popular amongst drivers across Europe.
Mitsubishi Colt 600, 800, 1000, 1100, 1200 And 1,500 (1962 to 1972)
Mitsubishi first introduced the Colt name in 1962 with the Mitsubishi Colt 600 model. This was the first in a line of small family cars that would complement the Mitsubishi 500 model. The 600 was powered by a 594 cc air-cooled straight two engine. The Colt 1000 was introduced in 1963, followed by the 800 and 1500 in 1965, the 1100 in 1966 and finally the 1200 in 1968.
Mitsubishi Mirage-based Colt (1978 to 2002)
Mitsubishi launched the Colt as a front-wheel drive hatchback in 1978. They then released a saloon version in 1982. Five generations of the Mirage-based version alone were made and sold between 1978 and 2002. They were released in 1978, 1983, 1987, 1991 and 1995. Each offered a range of body types and engines, including a powerful 2.0-litre diesel with the last version. Mitsubishi even released a panel van version of the Colt in 1983.
Mitsubishi Colt (2002 to 2012)
Mitsubishi released a new Colt model in Japan in 2002, built on the same platform as the Smart Forfour. It was then launched in Europe in 2004, giving buyers a selection of models ranging from 1.1 MPI Mivec, 1.3 MPI Mivec, 1.5 MPI Mivec and 1.5 Turbo Mivec in petrol. A three-door model was introduced to the line in 2005, which was an exclusive for the European market. This Colt was available to buy as a three or five door hatchback, five door estate or two door hardtop convertible.