New Colt 1200 / New Colt 1500

1968

New Colt 1200 / New Colt 1500

Giving further breadth to the Colt series, the Colt 1100 and Colt 1500 underwent a major redesign to spawn the New Colt 1200 and New Colt 1500 which shared the same body and were brought to market in May 1968. In April 1968, the first three sections of the new Tomei Expressway were opened: Tokyo to Atsugi, Fuji to Shizuoka, and Okazaki to Komaki. Development of the new Colts focused on meeting the dynamic performance required in a real highway era about to arrive as well as to provide improved interior comfort and safety. In keeping with the promises the highway era offered, the styling was crafted using Mitsubishi's "dynastream lines," a three-dimensional front grill and fascia with rectangular headlamps, a stable rear view using wide slim rectangular taillamps, and a side view that made full use of the long wheelbase. All New Colts were fitted with a tilting steering column. Variable ratio steering and all-weather ventilation were other new technologies adopted in the series.

New Colt 1200
Overall length 3975mm
Overall width 1490mm
Overall height 1410mm
Engine 1.2L
New Colt 1500
Overall length 3995mm
Overall width 1490mm
Overall height 1415mm
Engine 1.5L