Mitsubishi is introducing the 2016 version of its i-MiEV small electric vehicle to the U.S. market and specifications and pricing were disclosed yesterday.

Yes, Mitsubishi has jumped a year in the distribution of the i-MiEV, going strait to offering 2016 models next month while the 2014 model is currently listed on its website as still being on offer. From the little information we could gather, the 2016 model is identical to the 2014 model aside from different equipment combinations.

Set to arrive in dealerships towards the end of March 2015, the electric vehicle’s MSRP will start at $22,995, which is incidentally the same price as the 2014 version; this price goes down to $15,495 when taking into account the Federal tax credit of $7,500.

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At this price the vehicle comes with heated driver and front passenger seats, remote keyless entry and heated side mirrors.

For those wanting more, a new Navigation Package is available including a MMCS navigation system with 7-in. touchscreen display, real-time traffic, 3D mapping and Mapcare, Bluetooth hands-free phone system, USB port and rear view camera.

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. backs the i-MiEV with a fully-transferable 8-year/100,000-mile limited warranty for the lithium-ion main drive battery pack as well as a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.

The 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is currently rated at 112 MPGe. We can expect a similar rating for the 2016 version.