$32,998. That's the price that Mitsubishi Motors has announced for the i-MiEV in Canada when the little space egg goes on sale there later this year. (That's $33,891 U.S. at today's exchange rate).

Yes, Canada will get the i-MiEV, and not the fatter, longer U.S.-only i that will cost $27,990 (seen in the gallery below). The Canadian i-MiEV will be available in two trim levels: standard and premium. There's nothing all that exciting about the standard version (A/C, heated driver's seat and remote keyless entry) but the premium package adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 15-inch alloy wheels and an improved stereo, along with navigation (full details available after the jump) for $35,998 ($36,972). Both versions are targeted to have a range of 135 kilometers (84 miles) and have a 130 km/h top speed (81 mph).

The i-MiEV is no stranger to Canada, having spent time in a 50-vehicle test fleet in 2010. Oh, and the coast-to-coast reference in the image above? We think that this is a pretty clear reference to the Clean Across Canada Tour that Mitsubishi took the electric jellybean on last year. Read more about that plug-in adventure here.

One last thing – ABG reader Keith R came up with this interesting table of price differences between the U.S. and Canada for three of the best-known plug-in vehicles (not factoring in the exchange rate), and it makes for interesting reading:

Mitsubishi i-MiEV
Standard $27,990 (U.S.) vs. $32,998 (CAN) = +17.9 percent
Premium $29,990 (U.S.) vs. $35,998 (CAN) = +20 percent

Nissan Leaf
SV $32,780 (U.S.) vs. $38,395 (CAN) = +17.1 percent
SL $33,720 (U.S.) vs. $39,995 (CAN) = +18.6 percent

Chevrolet Volt
$41,000 (U.S.) vs. $41,545 (CAN) = +1.3 percent




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Standard trim includes:

Zero tailpipe, zero emissions
Rear motor, rear wheel drive
3-way charging system
Heated driver's seat
Power windows
Fog lamps
Air Condtioning
Remote keyless entry
50/50 split folding seats
100 watt AM/FM/CD audio system
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
135 kilometre range targeted
130 km/h maximum speed

Premium trim includes everything from Standard, plus:

Leather wrapped steering wheel & shift knob
15" Alloy wheels
360 Watt premium audio system
HDD Navigation system
BluetoothTM 2.0 hands-free cellular phone interface with streaming audio and USB input with voice control


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      Jim R
      • 3 Years Ago
      Go across the country for less money than it took to run your fridge last year... Actually, no...Start in Nova Scotia, head to Vancouver. That's about 3,800 miles (give or take). At roughly 50 miles per charge it would take you roughly 76 DAYS to cross Canada. Figure an average of $60/night for hotel and $15/day for food and you're looking at a cross-country cost of $5,460. Or climb into say a Ford Fiesta and average 35 MPG and make the trip, at $4/gallon, at a cost of roughly $800. (Gas, plus food, plus 4 days' lodging at a leisurely pace) (All prices in USD)
        EnzoHonda
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jim R
        You should go point out inaccuracies in superhero movies.
      Unni
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think its time for Canadians to raise voices against the 20% up price when dollar is running in parity / bit up. Why we have to Pay 20% extra for almost every car ?
      Jac Zobel de Ayala
      • 3 Years Ago
      33 grand for that clown? What a joke. I can get a Hyundai Genesis for that price.
      Trace
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yep, it could not even make it from Tampa to Titusville, Florida. Maybe they meant Atlantic Coast to Gulf Coast if you were in the FL Keys.
      KaiserWilhelm
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well thats the worst slogan for an electric vehicle ever, unless they have a magical 3500 mile range...
        pinyatapbjtime
        • 3 Years Ago
        @KaiserWilhelm
        yea, convenient they don't tell you how long it takes to get across the country...
          • 3 Years Ago
          @pinyatapbjtime
          [blocked]
          flychinook
          • 3 Years Ago
          @pinyatapbjtime
          @Nick, We get that it's a cost comparison, but it's like saying "Travel across the United States for $40!" in a shoe advertisement. Technically correct, but only if you really enjoy walking.
      RudyH
      • 3 Years Ago
      At least your paying less for a really ugly looking car... Why do manufactures need to make a really ugly car (minus the Volt it looks fine) and make it electric? Why can't they use the Lancer or Versa styling? Both would be better options then this
        Synthono
        • 3 Years Ago
        @RudyH
        Part of it is an aerodynamic exercise, part of it is to have a distinct look for electric cars and in the case of this car it's based on a pre-existing Mitsubishi microcar. Still, I think the only ugly electric is the Leaf, and that's mostly because it has some really awkward proportions - the Leaf RC looks brilliant, and a lot of that is because it's much lower and wider. I actually like the styling of this, for something so tiny it manages to look a bit cute and characterful.
      Nathan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yeah, the slogan needs a bit of work. If you make it 84 miles at a go (good luck going over the Rockies), you would have to stop more than 40 times to recharge. If it takes 8 hours per charge, you would spend more than two weeks just waiting on the thing to charge up.
        4gasem
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Nathan
        I guess time isn't money in Mitsubishi's world... That's a stupid slogan IMO.
      iwkjp1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Better than Golf Cart
      Bryan Lund
      • 3 Years Ago
      Excellently done and magnificently proportioned for your driving enjoyment. I'll take mine in blue with a white racing stripe down the...off-center.
      HuskerBadger
      • 3 Years Ago
      I thought I read recently that Canada was waiving the VAT on EV's through the end of the year?
        Synthono
        • 3 Years Ago
        @HuskerBadger
        As a Canadian, we don't have a "VAT". It's possible that GST or HST is being waived, and I think there are tax credits, though I haven't looked in a while, but there's definitely no VAT on anything.
          MachDelta
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Synthono
          Our GST/HST is the same thing as a VAT.
      westcoastmatt
      • 3 Years Ago
      Does anyone else think the US version looks a lot more refined? i.e. less like a golf cart? I sure know which version I'd prefer to buy...
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