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Mitsubishi i-MiEV US spec

Official details and photos with the Mitsubishi i-MiEV US spec version has just been released, ahead of the car's debut at the LA Auto Show on November 28th.

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV US spec model is a little bigger when compared to the Japanese and European versions, measuring 3.680 mm in length (+285 mm), 1,585 mm in length (+110 mm), 1,615 mm in height (+5 mm), which means a bit more space for its occupants.

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV US spec model also received restyled front and rear bumpers plus a series of tweaks at the interior as well.

Features like Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS), Active Stability Control (ASC) and airbags that detect passenger's seating and control deployment force will be included as standard equipment and as far as the car's powertrain, details are still kept secret.

More details with the  Mitsubishi i-MiEV US spec version, at the time of the show.

Mitsubitshi press release :

Mitsubishi Motors' North American Version of i-MiEV to Make World Premiere at the LA AUTO SHOW

Tokyo, November 9, 2010 - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will give the world premiere of the North American version of its i-MiEV new-generation electric vehicle at the LA AUTO SHOW (LAAS) held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from Wednesday, November 17 to Sunday November 28 (open to the general public from Friday, November 19). In addition, the Outlander Sport compact CUV (RVR in Japan, ASX in Europe), which is to go on sale in the North American market from the end of this year as well as other core vehicles for the North American market are planned for display at the LAAS.


 
The North American version of the i-MiEV, in comparison to the Japanese- and European-spec i-MiEVs, features an enhanced, enlarged body structure to secure plenty of space for four adults and better meet the expectations of U.S. consumers. In addition, the North American-spec i-MiEV's front and rear bumpers are all-new. Airbags that detect passengers' seating position and control deployment force, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and Active Stability Control (ASC) are all standard equipment.
 
Also, with the Outlander Sport's mating of a 2L MIVEC*1 engine to an INVECS*2 III-CVT Sportronic (six-speed sport-mode CVT) transmission (five-speed manual transmission also available on some trim levels), the Outlander Sport provides superior motive performance, fuel efficiency and low emissions in a compact CUV package that can seat five.
*1:Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system
*2:Intelligent and Innovative Vehicle Electronic Control System
 
North American Version i-MiEV Main Specifications (numbers in  [ ]  denote difference with Japanese model)
     
    Length :3,680mm [+285mm]
    Width  :1,585mm [+110mm]
    Height :1,615mm [+5mm]
    Tread (front/rear) :1,420mm / 1,380mm [+110mm / +110mm]

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