2015 Tainan Motor Show: Mitsubishi Colt Plus X Sports

Mitsubishi Taiwan, this month unveiled the a newest addition to their locally produced Colt Plus lineup, the Colt Plus X Sports. Since the demise of the Galant sedan and a mild update to the Lancer sedan; Mitsubishi’s lineup is getting rather stale. The automotive division of the company does not seem to have enough funds to invest into new redesigned products, so refreshing and making something new out of an existing model is a way to keep things somewhat fresh. The picture below gives an idea brief comparison of the rear of the regular Colt Plus and the all new Colt Plus X Sports.

IMG_5869The exterior of the X Sports (plural for whatever reasons) is given a more off roader look. The 1.5L MIVEC¬† engine and the CVT transmission are both carryovers from the regular Colt Plus models. The X Sports gets wheel flares, rocker panels, and side skirts to help differentiate it from the regular Colt Plus. Where as vehicles like the Audi Allroad and Subaru Outbacks both ride higher than the Subaru Legacys and Audi A4 Avants on which they are based on, respectively. The Colt Plus X Sport’s ride height is unchanged over the regular versions. The front grill and bumpers are given a sportier mesh look with integrated LED fog lights and LED running lights.

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Interior-wise, the seats have been given a makeover with sportier orange stitching and X Sports labeling. When sitting in these seats, it seems to provide much better support than the regular Colt Plus’ seats. The dashboard meanwhile gets some orange inserts around the air conditioning vents and center console.

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The competition for the Colt Plus X Sports is the locally produced ASEAN Nissan Livina, imported Subaru XV Crosstrek and Skoda Yeti.

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Mitsubishi Colt Plus Review | All Wheels Forward

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