Mitsubishi CA-MiEV Images Leak Out Before Geneva Debut

5 years ago by Eric Loveday 6

Mitsubishi CA-MiEV Concept

Mitsubishi CA-MiEV Concept

Mitsubishi is debuting not one, but two plug-in concepts at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

Just moments ago we posted the first images of Mitsubishi GR-HEV, a plug-in hybrid truck concept that the Japanese automaker will debut tomorrow in Geneva.

Now, we’ve uncovered the first photos of the sport CA-MiEV Concept, a pure electric vehicle that will hit the stage in Geneva tomorrow, too.

We’ve reported on the CA-MiEV in the recent past, but only had teaser images to share.  This time, stock photos are out and it’s obvious that the CA-MiEV bares almost no resemblance to the egg-shapped Mitsubishi i-MiEV available today.

The CA-MiEV is clearly sportier in appearance and makes a bold statement from all angles.

While we don’t have any additional details on the CA-MiEV at the moment, we’ll share what we learned from Mitsubishi a few weeks back:

“As a showcase of the various technologies, MMC intends to introduce across its range of global vehicles, this sleek Concept CA-MiEV vehicle which can accommodate next generation EV systems and high density batteries. Lightweight with advanced aerodynamics, the CA-MiEV will offer a 300 km (186 miles) driving range, perfectly suited for suburban and country daily life.”

As we noted before, 186 miles is not a realistic figure if the CA-MiEV ever where to be EPA rated.  Figure 110 miles or so under EPA test guidelines, but it’s just a concept for now, so any form of actual testing would be a long ways away.

Check out the images and then drop a comment to let us know what you think of Mitsubishi’s latest plug-in concept.  We think it’s quite the looker.  Over the top?  Yes, but aren’t all concepts?

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6 responses to "Mitsubishi CA-MiEV Images Leak Out Before Geneva Debut"

  1. Warren says:

    Its a Fit/Spark/Zoe/i3 clone.

  2. David Murray says:

    Looks better than the i-Miev.

  3. Robster says:

    I like the front, clean styling. The back however is too much. At a certain point, you ought to stop designing. No more faults, dents and lines pfff. But 110 miles is past the magic 100..

    1. Warren says:

      Assuming it actually got produced, if it had 110 miles range, it would require a 24 kWh pack, and aluminum/carbon-fiber, body/chassis…or 30+ kWh pack, and a conventional steel body/chassis. Either way, not a mass market car.

      1. Suprise Cat says:

        It would take at least 2 years to production car, why should 30 kWh not be standard for mid-size cars in two years?

        1. Warren says:

          Because they would cost even more than the Leaf, which is struggling for sales.