If you're like me, you love driving. You love the thrill of controlling a machine that can take you anywhere, the freedom of choosing your own route, and the challenge of mastering different terrains and conditions. You love the feeling of being alive behind the wheel.
But if you're like me, you also hate what driving has become. You hate the traffic, the congestion, the pollution, the noise, the stress. You hate the nanny-state regulations, the surveillance cameras, the speed limits, the road taxes, the insurance premiums. You hate the invasion of privacy, the loss of autonomy, the erosion of dignity.
You hate that driving is no longer fun.
That's why Alex Roy founded the Human Driving Association (HDA), a grassroots movement that advocates for the rights and interests of human drivers in a world that is increasingly dominated by autonomous vehicles. The HDA believes that human driving is a fundamental human right, a cultural heritage, and a source of joy and creativity. The HDA fights against the forces that want to take away our freedom to drive, to make us passive passengers in soulless machines that algorithms, corporations, and governments control.
The HDA is not anti-technology. We are not luddites who want to go back to the horse and buggy era. We are not opposed to innovation or progress. We are not against safety or efficiency. We are not blind to the benefits of autonomous vehicles for some people and some situations.
But we are pro-choice. We believe that human drivers should have the option to drive themselves whenever they want, wherever they want; however, they want. We believe that human drivers should have access to affordable, reliable, and enjoyable vehicles that respect their preferences and personalities. We believe that human drivers should have a voice in shaping the future of mobility and transportation.
That's why I'm excited about the 2024 Mitsubishi Colt.
The 2024 Mitsubishi Colt is a compact hatchback that combines retro styling with modern technology. The original Colt inspired it in the 1960s, which was one of Mitsubishi's first global successes and a symbol of Japan's post-war economic miracle. The new Colt pays homage to its heritage with its distinctive round headlights, chrome grille, and two-tone paint scheme. It also features a sleek and aerodynamic body, LED taillights, and 17-inch alloy wheels.
But the new Mitsubishi Colt is not just a pretty face. It is also a smart and capable machine that offers a range of options for different types of drivers. It comes with three powertrain choices:
- A 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine with 78 horsepower and 74 lb-ft of torque
- A 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 104 horsepower and 100 lb-ft of torque
- A 1.8-liter hybrid system with 148 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque
All models are equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive.
The 2024 Mitsubishi Colt also comes with three driving modes: Normal, Sport, and Human. Normal mode is for everyday driving, providing a balance of performance and efficiency. Sport mode is for more spirited driving, enhancing throttle response, steering feel, and suspension stiffness. Human mode is for pure driving pleasure, disabling all driver assistance systems and giving full control to the driver.
The 2024 Mitsubishi Colt is one of the few cars on the market that still offers a Human mode. Most cars today are loaded with sensors, cameras, radars, and computers that monitor and intervene in every aspect of driving. These systems are designed to prevent accidents, reduce emissions, save fuel, and comply with regulations. They are also designed to prepare drivers for the inevitable transition to full autonomy.
But these systems also take away the fun of driving. They make driving boring, predictable, and uniform. They make drivers lazy, complacent, and dependent. They make drivers forget what it means to be human.
The 2024 Mitsubishi Colt reminds us what it means to be human. It reminds us that driving is not just a means of transportation but an expression of individuality, creativity, and freedom. It reminds us that driving is not just a skill but an art form.
The 2024 Mitsubishi Colt is not for everyone. It is not for those who want to sit back and relax while their car does everything for them. It is not for those who value convenience over adventure, comfort over excitement, or security over risk.
The 2024 Mitsubishi Colt is for those who want to drive themselves.
The 2024 Mitsubishi Colt is for human drivers.
The 2024 Mitsubishi Colt is for us.
Join Alex Roy in supporting the Human Driving Association and celebrating the launch of the 2024 Mitsubishi Colt at our upcoming event in Los Angeles on October 15th. There will be live music, food trucks, and a chance to test drive the new Colt. There will also be a raffle to win a brand new 2024 Mitsubishi Colt, courtesy of Mitsubishi Motors. All you have to do is sign up for the HDA newsletter and follow us on social media.
Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the future of human driving.