Mitsubishi Motors is presenting i-MiEV CARGO at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show, which will be open from October 24 through November 4. i-MiEV Cargo is a new generation electric drive car powered by Permanent magnet synchronous motor delivering 47kW power and 180Nm of torque.

i-MiEV is 3395 mm long, 1475 mm wide and 1860 mm high. Cargo Concept is specially designed to to meet user needs for a variety of situations: from business use, where maximum payload space is required, to leisure and other individual owner uses. The engineers tried to make loading and unloading of luggage more user-friendly than other cars this segment.

i-MiEV CARGO is expected to hit the market in April 2010.

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Derived from the production i-MiEV, this concept maximizes the outstanding environmental performance and economic efficiency characteristics that define the EV and at the same time adds a generous amount of rear free space to extend the range of uses to which it can be put by corporate users and self-employed operators in particular. The rear space features space-efficient cubic dimensions to allow the user to exercise their imagination fully in adapting it for whatever use he/she chooses. The result is a concept for an EV that meets user needs for a variety of situations: from business use, where maximum payload space is required, to leisure and other individual owner uses.

i-MiEV CARGO (show model)

Design

The i-MiEV CARGO's unique styling was developed around a "joint" design concept as it links the i-MiEV's curvaceous front section with a square rear end to give the vehicle a distinctive road presence in a wide variety of situations. Inside, the clean and simple styling eliminates extraneous elements and details to improve usability and create an interior space characterized by its free-thinking design and originality.

Luggage compartment

Measuring 1350 mm wide by 1180 mm deep and 1100 mm high and having a flat floor, the cube-shaped luggage compartment at the rear of the vehicle allows every inch of available space to be utilized. The height of the compartment floor has been designed to facilitate loading and unloading of luggage and make it more user-friendly.

i-MiEV CARGO specifications

  • Overall length - 3395 mm
  • Overall width - 1475 mm
  • Overall height - 1860 mm
  • Wheelbase - 2550 mm
  • Track F/R - 1310 mm / 1270 mm
  • Occupants - 2
  • Motor - Permanent magnet synchronous
  • Max. output - 47 kW
  • Max. torque - 180 Nm
  • Max. cruising range - 160 km
  • Drive train - Rear wheel drive
  • Tire size - Front: 145/65R15; Rear: 175/55R15