Update 25/10/2006 - We finally got to drive the car! Read the 2006 Mitsubishi Colt Ralliart Road Test
Update 11/07/2006 - Yes it has been finally confirmed that this little hot hatch is coming to Australia in August.
I wrote a little bit about the new RalliArt tuned Mitsubishi Colt a few weeks back. I then asked Mitsubishi Australia to inform me of what the plan with the Colt is for Australia, and to let me know whether or not I should expect to see the Turbo Charged Mitsubishi in showrooms to accompany The Mitsubishi Evo? Offcourse Mitsubishi didn't respond. Maybe they were too busy discussing how much more they can cut from the Price of the Mitsubishi 380 or maybe writing more about how a front wheel drive family car is just as good as a rear wheel drive one. Whatever reason, I didn't hear back and the longer time goes by the more it seems that Mitsubishi don't take the internet very seriously. Maybe instead of spending millions of dollars on TV advertising to promote the brand image, they should hire some more PR staff.
Nevertheless, Mitsubishi Japan is different. Recently they allowed the team at Nihon Car & Bike to test drive and take some videos of the Ralliart Colt. Thankfully the kind people at Nihon have decided to share this experience with all of us on the internet. You can find videos of the new colt in action by clicking here.