2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Returns to US In “Late Spring”
Do you remember the 2013 Mitsubishi i-MiEV?
If you answered no, then you probably live in the United States – because their wasn’t one.
Frequent readers of InsideEVs will note that for the past 14 months or so, we have only been reporting sales on a dwindling inventory of 2012 model year Mitsubishi i-MiEVs across the country, as no 2013s ever arrived.
And while Mitsubishi assured us directly about 4 months ago that the model was not dead-to-Americans; that a new model year would eventually be coming – they could not confirm when that would be.
Until now. Mitsubishi says the 2014 model year i-MiEVs will arrive in the US once again starting in late Spring.
Given recent news out of Japan that the new 16 kWh X-Spec i-MiEV (similar to the hardware found in the US model) had both been given a lot of standard upgrades (ie-passenger side heated seats, standard CHAdeMO DC fast charging, etc), and a price cut of up to ¥ 900,000 (about $9,000 USD), we expect to see some big changes for the little Japanese electric kei car in America in 2014.
So far all we can tell you is that the horrendous purple-raspberry i-MiEV has left the color wheel for the less flamboyant black, gray and white options.
The 2012 model year Mitsubishi i-MiEV started from $29,135. We are thinking $24,995 or less sounds about right.