THE Mitsubishi is preparing for the big “restart” in the Greek market with two new additions to its range. We refer to new ASX and Colt which in their new generation are turning the page with the aim of including the brand with the three diamonds in the “game” of the market.
The first in Greece presentation of the cars took place on Tuesday January 30 in the welcoming space of the Ellinikon Experience Center and the Car and Driver he was there to get to know them up close, drive them and convey his impressions to you (detailed test drives are coming soon).
During the presentation it was pointed out by the Marketing Supervisor Cars Division of the brand, Konstantinos Stefathat the withdrawal of Mitsubishi from Europe decided because the 2020 the company displayed major damages, effectively “freezing” the launch of new models on the European market. However, the March 2023 the shot was presented «Challenge 2025» which dynamically restores the brand in Geria Epirus.
The element with the strongest presence in the new Mitsubishi cars is without any doubt their… French finesse. The company, in its effort to make a strong return to the European market, decided to step on Renault's tested and highly successful recipe rebadging the Captur and Clio. In fact, he benefited from the alliance he has built with the French and Nissan and took advantage of the CMF-B common platform on which the new two models have been built.
THE Mitsubishi is neither the first nor the last company which chooses the particular path. Rebadging is not a new practice in the automotive and stamping industry HERE you can see some Typical examples that we have seen in previous years. In addition, the presentation emphasized that there are various configurations relative to the models on which the ASX and Colt are based. One of more important elements to which it gives weight Mitsubishi is the quality control and that is why it offers its vehicles with 5 year warranty.
On top of that, as was also emphasized by previous generation of Coltwhich was a huge sales success, had based on the – then – cooperation with Daimlerwhich held a percentage similar to what the Alliance now holds (about 33%), resulting in supermini to make use of it Mercedes A-Class platform and Smart forfour.
It is worth noting that the first copies have already arrived of both models in Greece and deliveries are expected to begin in the next few days to buyers.
A few hours ago the new ASX has officially launched its commercial course in the Greek market with the importer adding it to the range of available models on his official website. As we mentioned above, its floor is the CMF-B while production is hosted at the Renault factory in Valladolid, Spain.
The new ASX is available with four choices of petrol powertrains. The main one is an exclusively thermal one 3 cylinder turbo 1.0 L with multi-point injection, which delivers power 91 PS and torque 160 Nm. Followed by 1.3 L 4-cylinder turbo engine with mild hybrid technology (MHEV), which delivers 140 PS with a 6-speed manual transmission and 158 PS with 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.
THE fully hybrid version (HEV) is based on an atmospheric engine 1,6 L which yields 90 PS, however, it is “boosted” by two electric motors and a lithium-ion battery energy capacity of 1.3 kWhwith the result that the combined power reaches them 143 PS.
At the top there is the plug-in hybrid versionwith the same 1.6 L engine and two electric motors, which are powered by an energy capacity battery 10,5 kWh. The purely electric range reaches 50 kmwhile the combined power of their driving force 160 PS.
The equipment packages there are four. At the beginning there is the version Inform accompanied by, among other things, an analog instrument panel, 17 inch wheels7-inch central touchscreen, parking cameratraffic sign recognition system, etc.
Followed by Prompt More with automatic air conditioning, electrically folding mirrorshigh tinted rear windows and heated seats. Then there is the Intense Plus with a 10-inch digital instrument panel, 9.3-inch center screen18 inch alloy wheels, blind spot warning system, shark fin type antenna, etc. Finally, she is Instyle where we have Bose audio system with 9 speakersinductive smartphone charger, linings in black, sunroof, etc.
See detailed prices of the new Mitsubishi ASX in Greece
|1.0 Turbo 6MT 91 PS Inform
|1.0 Turbo 6MT 91 PS Invite Plus
|1.3 Turbo 6MT Mild Hybrid 140 PS Invite Plus
|1.3 Turbo 6MT Mild Hybrid 140 PS Intense Plus
|1.6 AT Hybrid Electric 143 PS Invite Plus
|1.6 AT Hybrid Electric 143 PS Intense Plus
|1.6 AT Hybrid Electric 143 PS Instyle
|1.6 ΑΤ Plug-In Hybrid Electric 160 PS Intense Plus
|1.6 ΑΤ Plug-In Hybrid Electric 160 PS Instyle
Almost a decade has passed the absence of the Colt from the Mitsubishi range. In its seventh generation, which was officially presented by the company last June, it aspires to dynamically enter the B-Segment marketafter his last successful European presence in the period 2004 – 2014 with more than 400,000 sold.
This is also based on CMF-B platform of the alliance with Renaulthas clear influences from the Clio and is built in Purse of Turkey. Its design is robust and sportyfeatures brand new captions «Mitsubishi» and «Colt»so that it is immediately noticeable that it is about the new version of the supermini which first made its appearance in its beginnings 1960.
The new Colt will be available in three power versions. In the basic, o 3 cylinder gasoline engine 1,0 L shows 67 PS and 95 Nmwhile combined with 5-speed manual transmission. The immediately more powerful version has the same engine, but with the subscription turboresulting in the power rising to 91 PS and the torque at 160 Nmwith the manual transmission having 6 relationships.
At the top of the range is the full hybrid powertrain, consisting of a gasoline engine 1,6 L and two electric motors (alternator-starter and base engine), with combined performance 143 PS and automatic gearbox. As for torque, the heat engine delivers 148 Nm and the basic electric motor 205 Nm. The driver, in fact, has it at his disposal 3 drive modes (Sport, Eco, My Sense), to “French” standards.
As for its equipment, in the basic version, there is 7-inch digital instrument panelwhile depending on the version it can also reach the 10.25 inches. In addition, the system infotainment (starts with screen 7 inches and reaches up to 9.3 inches) offers increased smartphone connectivity options, including wireless charging.
Analytically the prices of the new Mitsubishi Colt in Greece are as follows:
|1.0 5MT 67 PS Inform
|1.0 5MT 67 PS Inform Plus
|1.0 5MT 67 PS Prompt Plus
|1.0-T 6MT 91 PS Prompt Plus
|1.0-T 6MT 91 PS Intense Plus
|1.0-T 6MT 91 PS Instyle
|1.6 AT Hybrid Electric 143 PS Invite Plus
|1.6 ΑΤ Hybrid Electric 143 PS Intense Plus
|1.6 AT Hybrid Electric 143 PS Intstyle
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