Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will host the world premiere of the North American version of its i-MiEV new-generation electric vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS) to be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from Nov. 17 – 28 (open to the general public from Friday, Nov. 19).
In addition, the Outlander Sport compact CUV (RVR in Japan, ASX in Europe), which is to go on sale in the North American market from the end of this year, as well as other core vehicles for the North American market are planned for display at the LAAS, the company said Monday, Nov. 8.
The 2010 LA Auto Show will host 20 world debuts and more than 30 North American debuts across virtually all vehicle categories.
The show opens amidst improved auto sales and a growing sense of optimism that is evident from the increased number of debuts, more participating manufacturers and larger, more elaborate exhibits, say the show organizers. (Read: Over 50 Vehicles to Get Unveiled at LA Auto Show)
The North American version of the i-MiEV, in comparison to the Japanese- and European-spec i-MiEVs, features an enhanced, enlarged body structure to secure plenty of space for four adults and better meet the expectations of U.S. consumers, says the company.
In addition, it says, the North American-spec i-MiEV’s front and rear bumpers are all-new. Airbags that detect passengers and control deployment force, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and Active Stability Control (ASC) are all standard equipment.
According to the company, the Outlander Sport provides superior fuel efficiency and low emissions in a compact CUV package that can seat five.