May 17, 2006
Mitsubishi “i” Play Edition with iPod slot
Mitsubishi Japan has announced the play edition of the “i” eye car it looks similar to DaimlerChrysler’s compact Smart car. The Play edition comes with a slot for inserting the iPod Nano once connected you can control the Nano from the navigation screen’s touch panel. The “i” comes with a navigation system which has a 7″ touch screen and a 30 GB hard drive. However you cannot play audio and video files via the hard drive. It also has a CD player which can play CD-R/RW discs but does not support MP3 discs. This is really interesting you have a choice of two colors Pearl White and Black which you can choose depending on your iPod’s color. The car comes with total six speakers, 4 speakers in the back / front and 2 front tweeters.
The Mitsubishi “i” also comes with a built an analog TV tuner. The “i” is powered by a 0.66L DOHC, 12 valve 3 cylinder engine and 4 gear A/T. The car will be available in Japan from May 17 with the 2WD going for 1,585,500 Yen ($ 14,500) and 4WD for 1,711,500 Yen ($ 15,650).
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