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Wide-body for US Mitsubishi i-MiEV

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9th November, 2010

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will give the world premiere of the North American version of its i-MiEV electric vehicle at the Los Angeles Motor Show (LAAS) held at the Los Angeles Convention Centre from Friday, 19th November to Sunday 28th November, 2010. In addition, the Outlander Sport compact SUV (RVR in Japan, ASX in Australia and Europe), which is to go on sale in the North American market from the end of this year is planned for display at the LAAS.

The North American version of the i-MiEV, in comparison to the Japanese and European-spec i-MiEVs, features an enhanced, enlarged body structure to secure plenty of space for four adults and better meet the expectations of U.S. consumers. In addition, the North American-spec i-MiEV's front and rear bumpers are all-new. Airbags that detect passengers' seating position and control deployment force, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and Active Stability Control (ASC) are all standard equipment.

Also, with the Outlander Sport's matching of a 2.0-litre MIVEC engine to an INVECS*2 III-CVT Sportronic (six-speed sport-mode CVT) transmission (five-speed manual transmission also available on some trim levels), the Outlander Sport provides superior motive performance, fuel efficiency and low emissions in a compact SUV package that can seat five.

North American Version i-MiEV Dimensions (numbers in [ ] denote difference with Japanese model)

Length

:3,680 mm [+285 mm]

Width

:1,585 mm [+110 mm]

Height

:1,615 mm [+5 mm]

Tread (front/rear)

:1,420 mm / 1,380 mm [+110 mm / +110 mm]


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