In 2008, the world saw the last version of the Mitsubishi Colt at the moment - another sixth generation upgrade. Unlike the European model, which received a radically modified exterior in the style of Lancer X, the Japanese Colt has changed slightly, due to the new bumper, the front of the hatchback has become more similar to the Colt Plus. The length of the car increased slightly. Small changes also took place in the car interior: the updated climate control unit and audio system began to be installed on the dashboard, and the front panel received standard design with two main devices and an on-board computer screen in the middle, which replaced the old one, with three wells. The front seats can still be adjusted in different directions, but the rear sofa is now fixed and does not move back and forth through the cabin. Under the hood, changes have occurred due to the fact that the number of available modifications has decreased, but the volume of engines has not changed: 1.3 liters (91 and 92 hp) and 1.5 liters (105, 154 and 163 hp) .
After the restyling of the Mitsubishi Colt in 2008, the basic package includes Very power accessories and climate control, while additional options include xenon headlights, fog lights, a navigation system and a full-color monitor. The new Cool Very equipment will offer a leather steering wheel, a tachometer, a stylish black interior. Options C includes a CD player, heated seats in the front seats. The RX version already includes standard front fog lights and xenon light, a rear spoiler that improves the aerodynamic performance of the Japanese hatchback. The luxury version of the Ralliart Version R features a wide range of sports options, including the ability to install sports seats. In 2009 Limited was offered as a basic version with carefully selected equipment (with automatic control of lighting, folding mirrors, etc.) and at an affordable price. “Limited Comfort” package offers keyless access, alarm, water-repellent glass of the front door, windshield and front side windows with heat-shielding properties. New in 2010 was the “clean air” version with an anti-allergen-treated interior and a new air purification system. The main share of modifications in the Mitsubishi Colt 2008-2011 line is now represented by versions with a 1.3-liter naturally aspirated 4A90 engine, a five-speed manual or variator gearbox was still installed on such a hatchback and a front or four-wheel drive was offered. Efficiency has improved with a new power management system and increased generator efficiency. The more powerful 1.5-liter 4A91 engine is now actually featured in only one specification 1. 5 C (manual transmission and front-wheel drive), which, however, was canceled in the summer of 2010. The offer for 4G15T turbo engines was also reduced - there are two options: 154 hp (CVT) and 163 hp (Mechanics). In the latest hatchback, the Colt Ralliart Version-R is capable of gaining a hundred in less than 8 seconds at a top speed of 212 km / h. If we talk about fuel consumption, then in atmospheric versions it will be 5-5.6 l / 100 km, in supercharged cars (they consume AI-98 gasoline) - 6.4-6.5 l / 100 km. The fuel tank capacity is 45 liters.
The chassis of the Mitsubishi Colt has not changed: the suspension is a combination of the suspension strut and torsion bar. Power steering. Front ventilated disc brakes, rear drum or disc brakes. Since 2008, the dimensions of the machine have become as follows: length - 3900 mm, height - 1550 mm, width - 1680 mm. Colt Ralliart Version R is different in size from the base: length - 3925, height - 1535, width - 1695 mm. Wheelbase - 2500 mm. Ground clearance - 150 mm or 140 mm in sports versions. With the seats raised, the boot volume is 214 liters. Folding the rear seats (this can be done from the trunk), the boot volume of the Mitsubishi Colt can be increased to 1032 liters.
Standard safety features include ISOFIX mounts, front airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS + EBD), and an auxiliary braking system (BAS). Side airbags, curtain airbags are available as options. The body is equipped with a rigid cabin safety cage, with stiffeners in the doors, and front and rear there are special crumpled deformation zones.
Mitsubishi Colt combines compactness and functionality. It was created in order to compete with such compact cars that are popular in Japan as Nissan March, Toyota Vitz and Honda Fit. Among the positive aspects of the car, the owners note the ease of operation, maneuverability, efficiency. Of the minuses - the front side pillars that slightly impair visibility, the stiffness of the suspension, low ground clearance, and even such a “trifle” as an inconvenient replacement of lamps in the headlights. The strength of the CVT is fuel economy, but not reliability.