No sooner does Mitsubishi still not have any i MIEVs on the road in significant number, than it is introducing a new version of the vehicle.

The automaker reports that it is set to debut a Sport Air version of their i MIEV electric car at the Geneva Auto Show in March.

This vehicle will give drivers "a greater bias on exhilarating driving pleasure." It is said to have a more powerful electric motor and a lower center of gravity than the city car to improve driveability.

It also appears to sport a solar roof panel.


Press Release below:

Mitsubishi Motors to show i MiEV SPORT AIR concept at 2009 Geneva Show


Tokyo, January 26, 2009 — Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is to give the i MiEV SPORT AIR concept model its global debut at the 79th Geneva International Motor Show which runs from March 3 through March 15 at the Geneva Palexpo exhibition and conference complex (opening to the general public on March 5).

The i MiEV SPORT AIR explores the future possibilities for zero-emission vehicles, placing a greater bias on exhilarating driving pleasure. The concept model exemplifies the balance between environmental and dynamic performance implied in the tagline Drive@earth, and highlights the benefits of the Mitsubishi electric vehicle drivetrain:

* Powerful, instant torque from a beefed-up electric motor

* Stable driving and handling and a low center of gravity, due to the in-floor lithium-ion battery

* Zero on-road CO2 emissions

Together, these features along with the car's "clear cutaway" top allow the driver to enjoy the exhilaration of fresh-air motoring while also highlighting its eco-friendly qualities.



Source (Mitsubishi Motors)