Colt cabrio revealed
24 January 2006

These are the first official images of Mitsubishi’s Colt CZC, the folding hardtop version of its highly-rated baby hatchback.

Due to be officially launched at the Geneva motor show, the CZC – jointly developed by Mitsubishi and Italian styling house and coachbuilder Pininfarina – will take on baby cabrios from Vauxhall and Peugeot in the UK market.

Mitsubishi will offer two engine options on the model – a 104bhp 1.5-litre unit and the 148bhp turbocharged 1.5-litre found in the Colt CZT. The hotter model should hit 125mph and reach 62mph in 8.4secs.

Production of the car is due to start in March, with UK sales starting in April. Expect a price of around £14,000 for the non-turbo model and around £16,000 for the turbo version.

Our Verdict

Chevrolet Captiva

Chevrolet's seven-seat soft-roader is decent enough, but its high price pitches it against rivals it can’t beat

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • BMW M5 2018 long-term review hero front
    17 August 2018
    First Drive
    We rate the new F90 generation M5 as best in class. Will we think the same...
  • Volkswagen Touareg 2018 road test review hero front
    17 August 2018
    Car review
    The new version of the big 4x4 is now Volkswagen’s flagship model. Is the...
  • Honda Civic Type R
    16 August 2018
    First Drive
    It’s a warm welcome to this steaming hot hatch. But is it too fiery for...

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Our Verdict

Chevrolet Captiva

Chevrolet's seven-seat soft-roader is decent enough, but its high price pitches it against rivals it can’t beat

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • BMW M5 2018 long-term review hero front
    17 August 2018
    First Drive
    We rate the new F90 generation M5 as best in class. Will we think the same...
  • Volkswagen Touareg 2018 road test review hero front
    17 August 2018
    Car review
    The new version of the big 4x4 is now Volkswagen’s flagship model. Is the...
  • Honda Civic Type R
    16 August 2018
    First Drive
    It’s a warm welcome to this steaming hot hatch. But is it too fiery for...