The upcoming 2020 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is 100% electric, nicely designed, reliable, and all-in-all excellent city car. It runs on a permanent synchronous motor, so it produces no running emissions. The futuristic exterior design and short front end will establish the recognizable style, wherever this small EV goes.
The cabin offers room for four adult passengers, and provide decent cargo space, considering the overall size of the vehicle. With the maximum driving range of 98 miles, small dimensions, and top-speed at 80 mph, the forthcoming i-MiEV is an excellent choice for busy city streets. On top of that, it is one of the most affordable EVs on the market.
2020 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Dimensions
2020 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a small and sweet five-door hatchback electric car with practical design and a lot of excellent features. The i-MiEV is only 136.8 inches long, 58 inches width, which means it’s perfect for driving around the city. Moreover, the turning radius is just 14.7 feet, so that you can forget about parking troubles in crowded cities. Besides, short front end and rear overhangs bring the more recognizable and futuristic design language: the 15-inch wheels and a 100.3-inches long wheelbase.
Alongside the rear-midship layout, these features improve the overall balance and stability. Also, the battery pack is installed under the floor to provide a lower center of gravity for better handling. The highlights of this exterior are front fog lamps with daytime running lights and LED rear combination lamps.
The optional LED Headlamps as part of the additional package as well. The 2020 i-MiEV offers five color options – Lightning Blue Mica, Amethyst Black Mica, Red Metallic, Frost White Solid, and new Sterling Silver Metallic color.
The interior of 2020 Mitsubishi i-MiEV can accommodate up to four adult passengers, thanks to the rear/midship layout and the arched roof. Even with that amount of people inside, you’ll still get 8.26 cubic feet of cargo space. But, with both rear seats folded forward, cargo space increases up to 30.3 cubic feet. Furthermore, the brand-new console box provides excellent storage for any accessories.
The updated electronic instrument cluster keeps all the info you need. The energy level gauge on the left side shows the position and tells the driver when the battery needs recharging. On the right, the cruising range indicator displays odometer, service reminders, tripmeter, and other useful information.
The seats include opulent textured materials, tow-tone fabrics, and stitching. 2002 i-MiEV offers great smartphone support and connectivity. You need to plug-in your phone to the USB port installed in the front console box and get access to all apps via a built-in display screen.
Under the bonnet of 2020 Mitsubishi i-MiEV will be a Y51 lightweight permanent synchronous motor that combines exceptionally powerful and linear acceleration with high efficiency. The total output is 66 hp and 144 lb-ft of improved torque. So, with the rear-wheel-drive and a maximum speed of 80.7 mph, nothing can stop this miniature EV. The new i-MiEV can travel up to 98 miles on a full charge.
That’s more than enough to accomplish almost every task around town with ease. The charging time takes approximately 8 hours. However, a quick-charging connection goes to 80% in just 30 minutes. Mitsubishi’s all-electric hatchback comes with an 88-cells high-capacity lithium-ion battery pack.
This battery takes advantage of low-cost nighttime electricity rates, to lower the price per mile. Also, the available LED front headlamps help to reduce the overall electricity rates as well.
2020 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Release Date and Price
2020 Mitsubishi i-MiEV comes in only one trim level – the ES. With the starting price of $28,000, this is one of the cheapest all-electric vehicles in the States.
The hatchback offers additional Navigation Package ($2,000) with a 7-inch LCD, voice command, real-time traffic information, 3D map, a rearview camera, and Bluetooth. The release date is scheduled for the first quartal of 2020.