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bm88
01-17-2005, 09:05 AM
<IMG SRC="http://img152.exs.cx/img152/8396/Colt.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><b>Mitsubishi Colt Coup-Cabriolet Concept</b><p>Star of the show for Mitsubishi Motors will be a coup-cabriolet concept of new Colt. Echoing Mitsubishi Motors first ever show car - the 1962 Colt 600 Convertible  the new vehicle will be jointly developed with Pininfarina and will be built in Turin (Italy) from early 2006. <p>Based on the Colt 5-door platform rather than the shorter Colt 3-door for packaging purposes, the sporty 2+2 convertible takes its design cues from the acclaimed 2003 CZ2 Cabriolet concept. Compact (3,89 m) and well planted on its long wheelbase, wide tracks and 18" wheels, it offers a purposeful chunky look, matching the performance of its proposed 150 ps 1.5 litre MIVEC turbo-charged engine. <p>

KaRaceR
01-17-2005, 10:33 AM
it looks really nice the bcack reminds me of the 206cc

sono81
01-17-2005, 12:33 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KaRaceR</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">it looks really nice the bcack reminds me of the 206cc</TD></TR></TABLE><p>its because of the colour and the wheels. The lights looks very alfa-ish... As does the hatch lights

Gian86
01-17-2005, 06:25 PM
Woww!!!<br>I can't believed that Pininfarina join forces with Mitsubishi for this car!!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"><br>I'm really sure that this concept looks mad in metal and i'm very happy that this car will be build in Italy next year.<br>I'm very proud to be italian!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>

-Peter-
01-18-2005, 02:24 AM
I really like that sketch, and the Idea that Mitsu is finally getting new models to sell.

whipster
01-18-2005, 06:10 AM
Styling may be liked, but this is first cabrio I have ever seen with such strange proportions. Usually cabrios have long bonnets, and this Mitsu has a van front.

hollc004
01-18-2005, 08:47 AM
I cant wate to see where this goes!!! looks fantastic

AXIS
01-18-2005, 01:03 PM
Isn't this basically the production version of this<p><IMG SRC="http://us1.webpublications.com.au/static/images/articles/i557/55744_5mg.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://us1.webpublications.com.au/static/images/articles/i557/55744_4mg.jpg" BORDER="0">

Santeno
01-18-2005, 01:10 PM
Yep it is. Mitsu said to expected quite some time ago if I remember correctly.

sono81
01-18-2005, 03:38 PM
The rear on the sketch is better than that on the concept car...

myredhotcar
01-21-2005, 08:38 AM
This is the car Fiat should be building: Stunning looks, beautiful proportions, stylistically simple yet original. <p>The Colt should be in North America--it might just save Mitsu from death. One of the few new cars I want (esp in 3 door form.)

nismo
01-21-2005, 11:25 PM
Thats what I was thinking. Why isn't the colt sold in America? Its probably the best all-around product they have right now. Perfect entry level car for a company trying to make a better image of its self. Just put one of the new engines from their joint development deal with DCX and Hyundai and sell it. In Mitsu's position you'd think they would do it.

syclone
01-22-2005, 10:27 PM
There just isn't enough profit margin for the limited market a car as small as the Colt would have in the States. I'm also not convinced they could fit a big enough engin in it.

myredhotcar
01-23-2005, 04:44 AM
They could position this car at the Mini; load it up with options, put a decent engine in it, and sell it to the chic urbanites out there. So instead of DCX bringing Smart here, Mitsu would have the Colt (which is based on the new smart), and mercedes the A-class. At 20-25K i'd still buy one.

evomk8
01-24-2005, 09:13 AM
IMHO, there is a major hurdle to bringing the COLT to the U.S. (as would for the ForFour):<p>Both were designed <b>without</b> consideration for U.S. crash safety standard. Thus, costly modifications would be necessary. Where would they be built? If Mitsu imports them from Europe, taxes would further deplete the already tight profit margin (as indicated by syclone).<br>Therefore, at this time the COLT would not make fiscal sense to import to the U.S. Now, if they would produce the car in Brazil... then maybe...<br>BTW, I'd love to see the COLT on the streets over here. I do agree that the car would probably sell decently enough.

Gian86
02-14-2005, 02:41 AM
Official pics here:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/9330.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/9331.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/9332.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Source: Autoweek.nl

syclone
02-14-2005, 10:00 AM
looks like a bloated and slightly more in date 206cc - interior shows promise from the distance in those pics, though. hope better pics of the interior won't disappoint.

Reppu
02-15-2005, 12:22 AM
Having seen this, i say that the Micra cc is dead before being born <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/sleep.gif" BORDER="0">

Tidal
02-15-2005, 02:25 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Reppu</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Having seen this, i say that the Micra cc is dead before being born <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/sleep.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well... if they keep the interior as is, the Micra's is much nicer imo. And also, it's unusual looks fit a CC better than the Mitsu. Like whipster said, the proportions, with the short bonnet, make it look a bit strange ( not bad, just strange ). Having said that though, all CC's look a bit strange. Nissan also as a bigger presence in the marketplace, so it may just be easier, and make more sense for practical reasons ( service, maintenance... ) to buy a Micra.<br>Talking about " making sense ", why the hell do they keep putting those back seats on there. I've said this on the Micra thread too, these look just as bad. I mean, i'm not even thinking about putting an adult there, but would you do that to a child? Couldn't you go to jail for torture or something? I don't think even a baby seat would fit. Opel just used that space for storage and they're doing fine... i don't know, i just pisses me off.<p>

Santeno
02-15-2005, 08:31 AM
Damn, Another case of the concept being far more promising than the production version. IMO, too much was sacrified for thesake of making this car a convertible. Too much of the roof mechanism intrudes into the passenger compartment, making the rear seats utterly useless (unless you need room to carry a happymeal). I'm not sure how this is priced in Europe, but if I'm going to be buying what is essentially a small 2 seat convertible, I'll save my pennies and buy a miata.

taskbearer
02-15-2005, 04:47 PM
I agree with santeno. This thing is as close to pointless as can possibly be. I remembered I could not wait for it to be released after seeing the concept. I thought mitsu would use traditional fabric roof and create space for four complete folks, but the went the CC route and spoilt everything. The citroen C3 pluriel is a better propossal if one needs open air and seat 4, but if you need a CC, by all means the tigra is the best choice if not stick to a miata and have some nice windy fun.