• Jun 28th 2006 at 1:07PM
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On Tuesday, Mitsubishi followed up the i (eye) Play with a second special edition of its nifty new kei car.

The i Limited comes in nine possible paint colors and features a grey interior with darker grey cloth seating surfaces. AM/FM/CD 4-speaker audio, air conditioning with a deodorizing filter, UV-reducing privacy glass, keyless entry, power windows, 15" wheels with styled covers, and ABS are all included in the package.

The keyless entry system allows remote operation of the windows.

As with all i models, power comes from a 660cc MIVEC turbocharged 3-cylinder. Prices are 1,197,000 Yen (2WD) and 1,323,000 Yen (4WD).

(Interior photo after the jump)

[Source: Mitsubishi Japan]

i Limited Interior

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 9 Years Ago
      Who's bright idea was it to name a tiny car "Limited", " i [am] Limited" for that matter.

      I guess they don't care about such things in Japan.
      • 9 Years Ago
      does anyone know what exactly is the power of the "660cc MIVEC turbocharged 3-cylinder"?
      • 9 Years Ago
      looks like a honda fit?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Hey folks.
      As Howard said, the 4WD comes in handy on slippery, steep roads (Japan has quite a few, especially in the country, and no salt trucks on many).

      Minicars are pretty cool. They are usually as quick as any other passenger vehicle through about 45 mph, which is all the average driver needs in the city. When you get up to 60 mph that little bitty engine is working too hard and your fuel efficiency drops.

      Taxes are cheaper on minicars in Japan, and needless to say they are easier to park. Upkeep isn't that cheap but the purchase price usually is. The i is about ten grand, but it's beautiful (personal opinion) and designed to be on the top end of the scale. You can get other minicars for as much as 12,000 or as little as 7,000. Not bad for a new car, and they come in about a million designs.

      I still think the i looks like a four-door version of the lightcycle from Tron:

      • 9 Years Ago
      I would like it in black. It looks like a Smart Fortwo with an extra set of doors.
      • 9 Years Ago
      If this thing was a Chevrolet they'd have announced a SS version by now, with slightly bigger rims.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Does the price quoted include tax?

      Also I wonder why most cars (especially tiny cars like this) for the JDM come in AWD. Somebody has any insight on this? I'm not convinced that my mini-car with 66hp needs the added weight and complication from an AWD drivetrain, but then again, I'm not japanese.

      Is there a real need or is it just how cars need to sell in Japan?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Trust me, I've made a few Aveo SS jokes here before. Every time I do I feel like there is a decent chance I'll actually be making a correct prediction.
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