Mitsubishi teases a nav-less i-Miev electric car
A week before the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, Mitsubishi leaks photos of the 2011 iMiev. But where's the EV's navigation system?
Leading up to the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, Mitsubishi leaked a few renderings and dimensions of the slightly, which the manufacturer will reveal to the public next week. The 100-mile range electric vehicle is expected to go on sale in the U.S. next year, and is currently on sale in Japan.
Almost a foot longer and just over 4 inches wider than its Japanese counterpart, the i-Miev's proportions have been increased to accomodate additional safety features to help it comply with current and upcoming National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration regulations, such as more airbags, a tire-pressure monitoring system, and electronic stability control--features that are largely optional in Japan.
The interior also appears upgraded for the American market, but noticeably absent in the image is a navigation system. Both the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt come with a navigation system with features to help drivers determine remaining range and recharge time. Does this mean that navigation won't be a standard feature in the i-Miev? This could be how the manufacturer plans on keeping the base price at its expected sub-$30,000 MSRP. We'll let you know more next week.