2009 Mitsubishi Colt Ralliart review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 3 October 2008 , 07:10:30 byVeronica

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 Mitsubishi Colt Ralliart

Mitsubishi revealed the new Colt Ralliart at the Paris Motor Show. The next generation Colt is actually the direct successor to the car that put Mitsubishi successfully on the B-segment map since mid-2004. As the junior of the family rich with a great sporting heritage, the next generation Colt gets closer to its sharp Lancer siblings introducing an exterior design thoroughly refreshed by Mitsubishi Design Europe, the studio that first created the well-received previous generation Colt. The side view offers a more elongated window line thanks to black sash foils applied on the C- and D-pillar. A new rear end design for the 5-door body adds character whilst visually lowering and widening the car considerably. Changes at the rear of the distinctive 3-door body consist essentially in a new bumper and new lamp housings. Compared to the previous Colt CZT and in addition to a stronger structure, the suspension of the Colt Ralliart has been amended on eight different points for sharper driving dynamics, including reduced body roll thanks to a thicker front stabilizer bar. Mitsubishi engineers have dedicated a lot of time and energy to achieve lower level of NVH. Implementation of measures such as extra damping sheet, extra felt pads, increased pad density have led to a substantial reduction of noise level pitting Colt ahead of its core competitors. Enhanced equipment was also part of the development, including new features such as: cruise control, Emergency Stop Signal System, AUX plug in audio unit or gear shift indicator. The new generation Colt makes a better use of its vast interior space with the introduction of new features to increase its flexibility such as a full flat floor and an adjustable cargo floor height leading to an increased cargo volume.