Mitsubishi has apparently been testing their new "i" car in Los Angeles but if they do decide to bring the Smart-like fouriseater to the US Market, it won't be for several years yet. Like most small Japanese cars, the current generation of the "i" is only engineered for right-hand drive. Converting a design to move the steering wheel from one side to the other is not a trivial matter and doing it on a car as small as the "i" is even harder. It appears that Mitsubishi may also be planning to make the car somewhat wider for the US market as well. The "i" is already on sale in several markets where they drive on the left hand side of the road (Singapore and Hong Kong with New Zealand coming soon), but it looks like we will have to wait four or five years.

[Source: Automotive News - subscription required]


Help us improve our comments.
Share This Photo X