Mitsubishi i Tops EPA List with 126 MPG

For whatever reason, we tend to get excited about vehicles like the forthcoming Prius-C, which is expected to deliver a combined city/highway 60 MPG.  We here at Vroom are as guilty of this as anyone, but in the same way that Rocky Balboa received a wake up call when his friend Apollo Creed fell at the brutal hand of Ivan Drago, forcing him out of retirement and back into the ring, so to can we be shocked out of our collective slumber and back into reality, a reality of much greater possibilities.

The possibility we are speaking of is the “Mitsubishi i”, which has recently topped the EPA’s yearly list of the most fuel efficient vehicles on the market.  How different is the Mitsubishi i from the forthcoming Prius-C?  About double, with an EPA-rated 112 combined/126 city/99 highway MPG.

“We are very pleased to see that the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy have rated the 2012 Mitsubishi i as the top fuel economy leader in its annual Fuel Economy Guide,” said Yoichi Yokozawa, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA). “With 17,000 i-MiEV-based units* produced for various international markets, we look forward to providing North American consumers with an exceptionally well-engineered electric vehicle that has proven itself to be reliable, safe, efficient and very affordable in overall price and cost of operation.”

Phoenix Valley auto and tech enthusiasts should seriously consider taking a road trip out to Los Angeles in late November for the LA Auto Show, a popular platform for the worlds leaders in design, engineering, and electronics to debut their most cutting edge concepts and developments.

Phoenix Valley auto enthusiasts should also plan on attending the Phoenix Arizona International Auto Show to learn about the most recent concepts and innovations from Mitsubishi, as well as the rest of the auto industry, taking place at the Phoenix Arizona Convention center over Thanksgiving weekend.

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