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2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Adds Navigation Package, Starts at $23,845

Unpopular electric car still on sale.

The 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car adds an optional navigation system for the new model year, but its base price stays constant at $23,845, including an $850 destination charge and before any applicable tax credits. That price is already a reduction, as the 2014 i-MiEV saw its base price slashed by $6,130 in an effort to jump-start sales.

The new $2,000 Navigation package for the 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV includes a seven-inch touchscreen navigation system and a backup camera, along with steering wheel controls for the audio and Bluetooth phone control. Standard features on the i-MiEV include automatic headlights, 15-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, a six-speaker sound system, air conditioning, and LED taillights.

Under the hood, the 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV continues to use an all-electric drivetrain consisting of an electric motor rated for 66 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque, and a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery. Mitsubishi says the car can be fully charged in 14-22 hours on a household 110-volt outlet, or just 6 hours from a 240-volt fast charger. In EPA testing, the i-MiEV manages a driving range of 62 miles.

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV was the worst-selling all-electric car in the U.S. market last year. The car sold just 196 units in 2014 and only 1,029 copies in 2013. Mitsubishi didn’t sell a 2015 model-year i-MiEV in the U.S. For contrast, the Nissan Leaf electric car sold 30,200 units in the U.S. last year and 22,610 in 2013.

The 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV goes on sale in March.