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Installed Packages and Options

  • A/C
  • ABS

Vehicle Details

Specifications
Overview
Highlights
Description
Standard Features
  • 145/65R15 front & 175/60R15 rear LRR tires
  • 15 steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • Body color pwr exterior mirrors
  • LED rear combination tail lamps
  • Tire repair kit
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • 100-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (4) speakers
  • 12V aux pwr outlet
  • 3-spoke steering wheel
  • 4-way manual adjustable front passenger seat
  • 50/50-split fold-down & recline rear seats -inc: adjustable head restraints
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Dual sunvisors w/driver vanity mirror
  • Electric compressor cabin heater
  • Electric manual air conditioning w/micron filter
  • Engine immobilizer anti-theft system
  • Fabric Seating Surfaces
  • Front Bucket Seats
  • Front map lamps
  • Heated 6-way manual adjustable driver seat
  • MiEV remote system -inc: pre-activated air cond
  • Pwr locks
  • Pwr windows w/driver one-touch up/down
  • Rear cargo lamp
  • Rear window defroster
  • Remote keyless entry w/panic feature
  • 330V 16-kWh main drive lithium-ion battery pack
  • 49-kW AC synchronous electric motor
  • Front ventilated disc/rear drum brakes -inc: regenerative brake power system
  • On-board recharging system -inc: 120V portable 8-amp charging cable
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Single fixed reduction gear automatic transmission
  • Speed-sensitive electric pwr steering (EPS)
  • Active stability control (ASC) w/traction control logic (TCL)
  • Advanced air bag system w/dual-stage supplemental front air bags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor
  • Anti-lock brake system w/electronic brake-force distribution -inc: brake assist
  • Approaching vehicle audio system (AVAS) for alerting pedestrians
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
  • Front/rear roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags
  • High voltage cut-off system
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

What's new for the 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV ES

The 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV, or simply 2012 Mitsubishi i as it's called in North America, is an all-electric minicar and a completely new model for the U.S. The i, which is based on an international-market, gasoline-powered minicar of the same name, is capable of going 62 miles or more on a charge and able to go more than 80 mph. The 5-passenger Mitsubishi i can carry four adults, and it will charge on a standard household (110V) socket, with a 220V installed charger, or (if equipped) with a DC fast-charger.<p><p>For its first model year, the i will only be available in California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii, but the company is taking orders nationally and will be selling the model nationally by late in the 2012 calendar year.

Model Highlights

The 2012 Mitsubishi i will be offered in two different models: the base ES and a premium SE model. Mechanically, the two trims are the same; the i packs a 49-kW (68-horsepower) AC synchronous electric motor and single-speed reduction-gear transmission near the back of this rear-wheel-drive minicar.

The system is powered by a 16-kWh, 300-volt lithium-ion battery pack and can give the i a driving range of up to about 100 miles--although it's rated by the EPA at 62 miles. Recharging takes about 22 hours on a 110-volt household socket, or in about seven hours with a 240-volt Level 2 charger. Level 3 quick charging (if the vehicle is so optioned) can get the MiEV's battery from zero up to 80 percent charge in less than 30 minutes.

The batteries are housed in a waterproof stainless-steel safety cell below the passenger-compartment floor, and if they become too warm, cooled air from the ventilation system is circulated to the pack. During normal driving, regenerative braking helps recover some energy during coasting or braking. The Mitsubishi i comes with an Eco mode that helps save energy and increase range, while a 'B' shifter position helps maximize the regenerative braking.

While the Mitsubishi i is designed to be an urban vehicle, it's not completely out of place on the highway, and is capable of more than 80 mph The Mitsubishi i gets what are pretty typical small-car components for steering and suspension--a front strut setup and de Dion 3-link rear. Staggered tires--wider in back than in front--help keep this rear-wheel-drive vehicle stable and secure.

The Mitsubishi i is just 145 inches long; yet it can accommodate four adults if needed, thanks to the relatively high roofline and short overhangs that help maximize passenger space within the small overall footprint. And thanks to a wheelbase of 100.4 inches--relatively long for such a short vehicle--the Mitsubishi i rides smoothly, without bobbing fore and aft as some minicars tend to do. Also, the interior is surprisingly quiet most of the time, with the near-silent electric powertrain never obtrusive.

Standard features on the base model include heated driver's seat, air conditioning, and a 4-speaker, 100-watt sound system. LED taillamps also help save energy. SE models add alloy wheels, upgraded upholstery, fog lamps, and a 2-tone interior treatment with silver accents. On the SE, a Cold Zone package adds heated mirrors and a battery warming system, while a Premium Package adds to the SE equipment a hard-drive-based navigation system, the Chademo-connector DC quick-charging port, Mitsubishi's FUSE hands-free link for Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port and steering-wheel audio controls.

On the safety front, the i includes front seat-mounted side airbags and roof-mounted side-curtain bags. Anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control are also included.

  • 49-kW AC synchronous electric motor
  • Single fixed reduction gear automatic transmission
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 330V 16-kWh main drive lithium-ion battery pack
  • On-board recharging system -inc: 120V portable 8-amp charging cable
  • Speed-sensitive electric pwr steering (EPS)
  • Front ventilated disc/rear drum brakes -inc: regenerative brake power system
  • 15" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • 145/65R15 front & 175/60R15 rear LRR tires
  • Tire repair kit
  • LED rear combination tail lamps
  • Body color pwr exterior mirrors
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • 100-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (4) speakers
  • Fabric seating surfaces
  • Front bucket seats
  • Heated 6-way manual adjustable driver seat
  • 4-way manual adjustable front passenger seat
  • 50/50-split fold-down & recline rear seats -inc: adjustable head restraints
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • 3-spoke steering wheel
  • Pwr windows w/driver one-touch up/down
  • Pwr locks
  • Remote keyless entry w/panic feature
  • MiEV remote system -inc: pre-activated air cond, heater & timer battery charging
  • Engine immobilizer anti-theft system
  • Electric manual air conditioning w/micron filter
  • Electric compressor cabin heater
  • Rear window defroster
  • 12V aux pwr outlet
  • Dual sunvisors w/driver vanity mirror
  • Front map lamps
  • Rear cargo lamp
  • Anti-lock brake system w/electronic brake-force distribution -inc: brake assist, brake override system
  • Active stability control (ASC) w/traction control logic (TCL)
  • Advanced air bag system w/dual-stage supplemental front air bags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor
  • Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
  • Front/rear roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags
  • Approaching vehicle audio system (AVAS) for alerting pedestrians
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • High voltage cut-off system

Equipment

  • Electric Motor
  • Rear Wheel Drive
  • Power Steering
  • Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
  • Wheel Covers
  • Steel Wheels
  • Tires - Front All-Season
  • Tires - Rear All-Season
  • Power Mirror(s)
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • CD Player
  • MP3 Player
  • Cloth Seats
  • Bucket Seats
  • Heated Front Seat(s)
  • Pass-Through Rear Seat
  • Rear Bench Seat
  • Floor Mats
  • Power Windows
  • Power Door Locks
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Door Locks
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • A/C
  • Rear Defrost
  • Power Outlet
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Front Reading Lamps
  • ABS
  • Brake Assist
  • Traction Control
  • Stability Control
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag Sensor
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Tire Pressure Monitor

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