Mitsuoka Motor Co. has begun taking reservations for the Like, a 5-seat electric vehicle based on the i-MiEV from Mitsubishi Motors Corp; shipments are expected to begin in August.
|Mitsuoka’s Like. Click to enlarge.|
The Like has a total length of 3,570mm—175mm longer than the i-MiEV. Mitsuoka expanded the rear seat for three instead of two. The company made some modifications to the exterior design as well, adding metal-plated bumpers, for example.
The Like is priced at ¥4.28 million (US$47,000)—some ¥300,000 higher than the i-MiEV. The effective price is ¥3.14 million after the Japan government subsidy for electric vehicles is applied.