• Mar 3, 2009
Click above for a high-res gallery of the Mitsubishi iMiEV Sport Air

Mitsubishi revealed the latest iteration of its iMiEV Sport this morning in Geneva, the Sport Air. This year's version is marginally longer (20 mm) and taller for what Mitsubishi describes as a "more technical" look to the car's teardrop shape. While the new concept doesn't look dramatically different, some of the contours are a bit sharper, and solar power cells are embedded in the lower portion of the windshield and the removable glass roof.

The iMiEV Sport Air uses an aluminum space frame to carry its lithium ion battery and electric drive system, which help limit mass to just 2,072 pounds. The motor gets a bump from the standard iMiEV's 47 kW to 60 kW which helps acceleration, and the range climbs from 100 miles to 120 miles, although Mitsubishi has declined to specify whether the new battery is larger.

Photos Copyright ©2009 Sam Abuelsamid / Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      New New Beetle?
      • 5 Years Ago
      i think it looks quite nice, but yer the shape is a bit awkward
      but in the way the boxter's and the cayman's rears are awkward
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wonder if they will change the car name in germany?
      Or would you buy a car named "i stink"?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like it. It's sort of a pushme-pullyou from Dr. Doolittle's adventures.

      I prefer pure electric to the complication and expense of hybrid or Volt-like. The solar cells are a great idea. Just beware of the lithium ion cells.

      No price target?
      • 5 Years Ago
      It does remind me of a Bettle and Audi TT but since it is electric
      who bothers worrying about the exterior.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is this thing RR like the i? If so, that would be SWEET!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Awesome! I think it's beautiful. I would love to own & drive it!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Man, that is fugly. It looks like it is backwards, almost like the front should open a la the Isetta.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Push me - pull you?

      Awful color, if they wanted to convey technical it should be copper like a high-end water cooling system - or more silver than blue.