Following the recent price cut for the British version, Mitsubishi confirmed the specs and details of the European edition of the little i-MiEV 100% electric urban commuter. The car will be revealed at 2010 Paris Motor Show along with 12 other vehicles including ASXRVR in Japan) compact crossover, Lancer Sportback (Galant Fortis Sportback in Japan), new Outlander 2.2 DiD mid-size crossover, and…
Pricing for the i-MiEV in Europe varies indifferent countries, but will be set to around €33,000 – €35,000. It is a whopping price considering the size and limited functionality of the car. Yes it won’t need expensive fossil fuel, but you have to feed it with electricity and that is not exactly cheap, is it?!
Of course in different countries governments offer different incentives for such vehicles, but it’s not likely for you to get one of these for less than 30,000 euros. Maybe in a couple of month Mitsubishi announces a price cut for the European version as well!
Compared with the Japanese market version, the European-spec i-MiEV includes specific features such as:
– New design to the front and rear bumpers to meet EU regulations
– Rearranged centre stack in the instrument panel
– Improved interior comfort
Furthermore, safety – both active & passive – has been improved with the addition of Active Stability Control (ASC) as well as side and curtain airbags, all standard equipment. To celebrate 40 years of electric development at Mitsubishi Motors, a further display in Hall 8 will present the 1989 Mitsubishi Minicab EV for the first time in Europe, as part of “The Incredible Collection” heritage show.
For more information on the i-MiEV, please access www.new-imiev.com.
MMC Display Vehicle List for the 2010 Paris Motor Show
Model Name Quantity Notes Press Days Public Days i-MiEV 4 3 European-spec: 3
U.K. Police vehicle (Japanese version): 1
ASX 1 3 RVR in Japan Outlander 1 2 Lancer Sportback 1 – Galant Fortis Sportback in Japan Colt – 1 Europe-produced vehicle Lancer Evolution – 1 Lancer Evolution X in Japan Pajero – 1 Montero in Spain / Shogun in the UK L200 – 1 Thailand-produced vehicle Total* 7 12