According to expert opinions, the future electric vehicle from Mitsubishi, named 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV will be released probably sometime in 2017. This car will hit the market almost certainly with very affordable price. The approaching model will be the car for the short city commutes, not for the highway. Although the price of this model is excellent, this car is not as practical as its rivals. Before you decide to buy an electric vehicle, your main concerns are charging times and driving range, and unfortunately, this vehicle is worse than its rivals in both segments. However, the main advantage of this model is its value and as such, this car will be very popular on the market. This model will be available in just one trim level, and that is ES trim level.
2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV – Body Design:
The anticipated model will be a vehicle with four doors, and its dimensions are Length 12 ft. 0.8 inches (144.8 in.), Width 5 ft. 2.4 inches (62.4 in.), Height 5 ft. 3.6 inches (63.6 in.), Wheel Base 8 ft. 4.4 inches (100.4 in.) and Ground Clarence 0 ft. 6.1 inches (6.1 in.). This model will hit the dealerships with lightweight constructions. Also, the alloy wheels are 15 inches large, paired with 175/60R15 tires. At the front, we can perceive small rounded fog lights useful in improving road vision in harsh weather conditions. The LED system is power the headlights and taillights. Other exterior features are Variable intermittent wipers, intermittent rear wiper, Rear defogger, Tire repair kit. Optional exterior features include Accessory Side Wind Deflectors and Accessory Body Side Moldings.
The cabin offers blue LED interior lighting. Furthermore, in the center of the dash we can notice large 7.0-inch touchscreen interface. Other interior features are Leather steering wheel, excellent Air conditioning, Dual vanity mirrors, and Interior air filtration. For the entertainment in the cabin, there are a six total speakers, AM/FM stereo, and 100 watts’ stereo output. The seats will be supportive, and it will have useful features including Cloth, Bucket front seats, Height adjustable and also heated driver and passenger seat. There will be and a lot of safety system such as Stability and Traction control, Accessory Wheel Locks, Rear Park Assist Sensors, Tire pressure monitoring, 2 front headrests, Rear door child safety locks, Emergency braking assist, Remote anti-theft alarm system, 4-wheel ABS, Auto Delay off headlamps, Engine Immobilizer and many others.
2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV – Powertrain Configuration:
The novel 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV will be powered by a 49kW electric motor as well as by a 16kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Together, they are capable of producing 66 hp at 3000rpm as well as the torque of 145 lbs. The transmission system is one-speed direct drive while the drive type is Rear wheel drive. The acceleration from 0-60 mph is 13 seconds and the top speed of the newest 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is rated at 81 mph. Driving range of this model will be only 62 miles which are little compared to other EVs. Estimates energy consumption of the new model will be 30kWh/100 miles.
2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV – Price and Debut Time:
The release date of the most recent 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV should be in September 2017 and the starting price will be around $22,900. This model definitely beat its rivals when it comes to price, but on the other hand, when we talk about another segment like driving range and charging time, the 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV will be defeated.