With the monetary climate fast-approaching the nightmarish hell the media have been harping on about for the past 6 months, there are certain consumer goods being left on the shelf. One major casualty is the electric motor industry, because let's face it, having to choose between keeping warm, given and watered or having a new car but dying of pneumonia is not really a choice at all. It's perhaps odd then that Allentown Mitsubishi near me will be unveiling a new car this summer - most probably to a empty showroom. Exactly what is even more odd is that Mitsubishi are known best for two things. Firstly the Shogun which is not only a great 4x4, but the strongly styled fashion accessory for any bouncer, body builder or maybe builder.
A combo of being stylish, spacious and good on the approximate stuff is helped enormously by the fact that the Shogun is turbo-charged so you can go everywhere on a blur whilst having passers by think they are yet to seen the world's speediest elephant. The second car Mitsubishi is known for is of course the Lancer Evolution range. In essence a space rocket with another aggressively styled car taped to it, the Evo is now in its tenth incarnation and is showing no signs of slowing down in its retirement years. Popular in equal measure with car thieves and rally drivers the Lancer is a bone fide supercar beater with the latest version completing the 0-60mph dash in a dizzying 4. 1 seconds.
ALRIGHT you say, so Mitsubishi are known for the above, but how come this odd? Well when you see what they're fighting the financial avalanche with all can become clear. Called the i MiEV, the new car is small, not strongly styled, and is electric battery powered. Have Mitsubishi lost their marbles? In brief no. Regardless of the car looking like a toy car, the engineering behind it is anything but child's play. Mitsubishi have been quietly working on battery powered cars since the mid nineties and the MiEV (Mitsubishi impressive Electric Vehicle) is the fruits of their labour. Even the smallest details appear to have recently been meticulously designed, with traveling space unimpaired with the batteries underneath the floor (where the fuel reservoir would normally live) and the motor itself under the rear seats.
The i MiEV has recently been designed to comply with the strictest emissions regulations on earth - japan K-car guidelines. The K-car policy promotes smaller, more efficient cars in return for cheaper tax and insurance. That means the i MiEV is less than 4ft 10in wide (a full 10inches narrower than a Fiesta) and looks even narrower because of its lofty hair styling. Crucially 2 weeks . million kilometers better than the G-Wiz which will be the Bethlehem Used Mitsubishi trucks main compete with when looking to clinch a sale.
There's room for four adults and a decent boot is another essential plus over the G-Wiz. Handling is surprisingly assured despite it being extra tall and narrow, although having no engine noise takes some being utilized to! The best aspect though is that despite only real estate 67 horses, the i MiEV has no trouble keeping up with traffic thanks to it having about the same weight as a supermodel. Even when if you're approaching the 87mph top speed on the freeway, you don't feel exposed as you would in the G-Wiz, where even dual carriageways are a no go area. Right now the really crucial fact - battery charge.