However, Mitsubishi has continued forward with the production program and intends to build as many as 30,000 vehicles per year over the next three years. The output for this fiscal year beginning in April is 9000 vehicles.
Today marks a significant turning point in the car’s history. For the first time an actual official European price tag has been issued for the vehicle.
When it goes on sale in the UK on January 1, 2011, it will sell for £38,699 including a 17.5% VAT (value added tax). Granted there is a £5000 government tax credit, however the full price after the credit still translates to $50,754 (£33,699).
The iMiEV has an 80 mile range and top speed of 80 mph.
The car will be sold to people in the UK the same way any conventional car would. There is no lease option nor separate battery lease.
Apparently there are already 150 pre-orders.
The iMiEV has been on sale in Japan since July, and there it costs 4.59 million Yen ($51,000).
“The North American version of the vehicle goes on sale in Fall of 2011,” Mitsubishi spokesperson Maurice Durand told GM-Volt. “Pricing (in the US) has not yet been announced.”
Suddenly under $40,000 for a Volt sounds like a very good deal indeed.
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