Mitsubishi recently announced approximately a 25% price reduction on its i-MiEV electric cars in Japan, which works out to a 900,000 yen reduction or roughly $9,000 off.

In Japan, the i-MiEV was previously sold in base M-spec and higher G-spec, but now X-spec will replace G-spec.  The "new" i-MiEVs look exactly the same as the old ones.

Grade
Vehicle base price
(5% consumption tax included)
(Reference) 2013
Maximum subsidy amount
X (16 kWh battery pack)
¥ 2,901,150 yen
about $28,904
¥ 850,000 yen
M (10.5 kWh battery pack)
¥ 2,459,100 yen
about $24,500
¥ 740,000 yen
i-MiEV 『X』

i-MiEV 『X』

But this is not all.  The new versions will be better equipped.  The 10.5 kWh M-spec will finally get the CHAdeMO inlet as standard. All i-MiEVs will get driver and front passenger seat heaters, with an additional heater on the back section, heat pump air conditioning to power-saving heating, a charging inlet light, an increase in the size of the headrest and curtain airbags as standard equipment. The 16-kWh X-spec will get LED head lamps as standard.

We don't see any battery changes in the "new" models, but the electric motor is different - with lower maximum torque but the same power. X has 47 kW, M just 30 kW and both are 160 Nm of torque.

MINICAB-MiEV VAN 『CD10.5kWh』

MINICAB-MiEV VAN 『CD10.5kWh』

Range stays at 180 km (JC08) and 120 km (JC08) despite the cars being a touch lighter - 1090 kg for X and 1070 for M. Note that M has a heavier battery pack from Toshiba, that makes whole car almost the same weight as X despite just 10.5 kWh.

Together with i-MiEV, Mitsubishi improved the Minicab MiEV Van, which is also cheaper and better equipped. The base version costs about $21,570, the most expensive around $25,891 (all prices without subsidies).

Grade
Vehicle base price
(5% consumption tax included)
(Reference) 2013
Maximum subsidy amount
CD10.5kWh
Two-seater
High roof
¥ 2,165,100 yen
¥ 610,000 yen
Four-seater
¥ 2,186,100 yen
Grade
Vehicle base price
(5% consumption tax included)
(Reference) 2013
Maximum subsidy amount
CD16.0kWh
Two-seater
High roof
¥ 2,577,750 yen
¥ 850,000 yen
Four-seater
¥ 2,598,750 yen
Four-seater
Standard roof
¥ 2,598,750 yen