Semi-Evil Twin? - 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Long-Term Road Test

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2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV: Semi-Evil Twin?

July 26, 2012

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The Mitsubishi i is what as known as a "Kei" car in Japan. That basically means a tiny car with a tiny engine (which can't exceed 660cc in displacement). Available in other parts of the world since its introduction some six years ago with a 660cc turbocharged engine, the micro Mitsu in that form would seem to be a hoot. At least that's what this British auto journo thought back when it debuted. You know, the whole driving a slow car fast being more fun than the inverse deal.

A much lower price tag, a perky (around town, anyway) turbocharged gas engine and none of that annoying range anxiety might be enough to change all the negative opinions of the Mitsu i. Then again, even "murdered out", it would still look like a clown car...

John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 1,604 miles

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