Caught at a promotional photo-shoot in Berlin, Germany, the 2009 Mitsubishi Colt is clearly sporting the current generation Lancer's distinctive shark-nose treatment up front (those neat lines having been penned by Aussie designer Peter Arcadipane), with similar Lancer-style taillights out back. Not a bad thing in my book.
As manufacturers increasingly look to distinguish themselves from each other, it's becoming increasingly common for their models to share a design template for improved brand cohesion and awareness.
Reports indicate that the 2009 model Colt is set to debut at this year's Paris Motor Show. It will be interesting to see how the new front end beefs up the looks on the more sporting Colt offerings - I think it will work a treat.
What do you think guys and girls? Is it a smart move to share visuals between models or does it remove too much of a car's individuality?