A second world premiere besides the Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show this month will be the Mitsubishi i-MiEV CARGO.
The vehicle is derived from the production version i-MiEV and is designed to offer extended loading capabilities meeting user needs while maintaining efficient and environmental friendly.
The luggage compartment is 1350 mm wide by 1180 mm deep and 1100 mm high while the rest of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV CARGO’s interior is characterized by simplicity by eliminating extraneous elements .
Fuel efficiency figures indicate that the Mitsubishi i-MiEV CARGO can cover 160 Km on a single charge and its permanent magnet synchronous motor has a maximum output of 47 kW.
Mitsubishi press release :
World premiere: i-MiEV CARGO
Derived from the production i-MiEV, this concept maximizes the outstanding environmental performance and economic efficiency characteristics that define the EV and at the same time adds a generous amount of rear free space to extend the range of uses to which it can be put by corporate users and self-employed operators in particular. The rear space features space-efficient cubic dimensions to allow the user to exercise their imagination fully in adapting it for whatever use he/she chooses. The result is a concept for an EV that meets user needs for a variety of situations: from business use, where maximum payload space is required, to leisure and other individual owner uses.
1. Design
The i-MiEV CARGO’s unique styling was developed around a "joint" design concept as it links the i-MiEV’s curvaceous front section with a square rear end to give the vehicle a distinctive road presence in a wide variety of situations. Inside, the clean and simple styling eliminates extraneous elements and details to improve usability and create an interior space characterized by its free-thinking design and originality.
2. Luggage compartment
Measuring 1350 mm wide by 1180 mm deep and 1100 mm high and having a flat floor, the cube-shaped luggage compartment at the rear of the vehicle allows every inch of available space to be utilized. The height of the compartment floor has been designed to facilitate loading and unloading of luggage and make it more user-friendly.
i-MiEV CARGO specifications
Overall length  3395 mm
Overall width  1475 mm
Overall height  1860 mm
Wheelbase  2550 mm
Track F/R  1310 mm / 1270 mm
Occupants  2
Motor  Permanent magnet synchronous
Max. output  47 kW
Max. torque  180 Nm
Max. cruising range  160 km
Drive train  Rear wheel drive
Tire size  Front: 145/65R15; Rear: 175/55R15

Source: Mitsubishi