A Mitsubishi Colt replacement in the making, perhaps? It certainly looks worthy of carrying the near 50-year-old badge but this Mitsubishi CS Design Concept is just a concept at this stage, one conjured up by independent designer Gabor Farkas.
Gabor Farkas' approach combines futuristic visuals typically seen on 'concept cars' with a presence that wouldn't look too out of place if it were to hit showrooms today. It features the same nose as the popular Mitsubishi Lancer too, which blends well with the completely new, and 'phat', rear-end shape.
Adding a car like this into the lineup could help Mitsubishi a lot, and provide an additional option in the small car segment. Currently, the only car to come close is the Mitsubishi Colt sold today. It is a small car but it's targeted towards the likes of the Honda Jazz; featuring small and tall, almost MPV-like, van proportions.
This CS Concept offers much more aggressive looks and appealing contours. Gabor Farkas came up with this design over the Christmas break, and has since told Carscoop,
"During the winter holiday I had some time to speculate and this is how I imagine a Colt successor that Mitsubishi fans could like. When designing the conceptCS, the main goal was to summon the spirit of its ancestors."
Farkas also said the car adopts a 'jet-fighter design language'. Well, we're not sure we'd go as far as that, but it definitely looks like an sporty new model that Mitsubishi could do with.