Mitsubishi to launch Renault-built Colt small automobile for Europe in 2023

For the brand new design, Mitsubishi has revived the Colt nameplate that to begin with appeared in 1962. Probably the most present expertise supplied in Europe was developed within the Nedcar manufacturing unit in Born, the Netherlands, from 2004 to 2014. Rather more than 400,000 ended up supplied, the automaker mentioned. 

Mitsubishi marketed the manufacturing facility in 2012 to Dutch conglomerate, and it now builds BMW Group fashions.

“The brand new design will considerably increase Mitsubishi Motors’ market safety in core European segments,” the automaker mentioned in an announcement Tuesday.

The Colt and ASX will join the Space Star – additionally slightly hatchback — and the compact Eclipse Cross SUV plug-in hybrid within the model’s lineup. These kinds are constructed in Asia.

Mitsubishi has largely phased out the Outlander midsize SUV, obtainable solely in plug-in hybrid selection. It additionally sells the L200 one particular-ton pickup.

In saying that it might proceed being in Europe earlier 12 months, Mitsubishi claimed it might focus on nations the place it may very well be profitable, like France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Mitsubishi Motors purchased 63,122 vehicles in Europe in 2021, in accordance with commerce group ACEA, a 27 % cut back from 2020.