Is Mitsubishi Motors being a tease? American subcompact and microcar fans may soon go postal when they discover that the automaker has quietly brought over two of its i-Cars to the U.S. where they are running about in currently wet Los Angeles, California.

"We will drive it to get customers' comments," states Hiroshi Harunari, CEO of Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. "We will study things like which size engine is suitable for the U.S." Currently, the i-Car uses a 660cc turbocharged engine which, while not exactly peppy, puts up around 40 mpg.

Mitsubishi is also testing the i-Car in the U.K.

[Source: Automotive News]