Tuesday, December 10, 2013

2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Gets a Big Price Reduction

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car didn't have a 2013 model. Instead, dealers sold what was left of the 2012 stock. That's changing for 2014, as there will be a bona-fide '14 model year. However, there's bigger news: The subcompact EV will get a whopping price cut of more than $6,000 while adding more standard features.

A '14 i-MiEV will start at $22,995—$6,130 less than the previous model. After the $7,500 federal tax incentive, this brings the cost down to $15,495. Places such as California have another incentive of up to $2,500, making the price $12,995. Now that's a pretty darn good deal.

The new i-MiEV also now comes with features such as heated front seats, a CHAdeMO DC-quick-charge port; a battery warming system, heated side mirrors, rear door speakers, leather-covered steering wheel, fog lights, aluminum wheels, and more.

We reviewed the i-MiEV and found it great in the city and so-so on the highway. The interior was Spartan and the vehicle had a range of 62 miles (less than the Spark EV). However, at the new price, perhaps Mitsubishi might coerce some people who were thinking about an EV to actually take the plunge.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is that really a photo of the 2014 i-MiEV? We're all for green (I mean we don't have a choice with what's happening to the climate) but that is one god-awful design. Mitsubishi can do so much better. The Eclipse dominated the tuner scene for years. I wish them luck with this but the Leaf is a 1000 times better.