Concur with all the above. Many of the comments at Green Car Reports reflect the usual ignorance, either of the car itself or the fact that "practical" means different things to different people. The i-MiEV has supplanted our Gen2 Prius as my favorite car ever, and I doubt it will be bettered -it's just too much fun (e.g., the Gen4 Prius we got a few years later is very nice, but too grown-up).
As I wrote last year when things were clearly nearing the end, after observing how downright inexpensive the car had gotten:
For that piddling investment, you can get a deranged-looking 80mph street legal electric go-kart that's fully enclosed, climate controlled (and it's only the heat that kills the range, A/C's no big deal), safer than you imply (pretty aggressive VSC and a ton of airbags, plus a physical frame that can take more of a hit than you'd expect), with room for four non-contorted adults plus some stuff in back (bigger trunk than a Volt) or two people and a TON of stuff, with 2/3 the range of the much more expensive LEAF. And that's just the practical part - most of all, what everyone misses who hasn't bothered to try one is that the CUV ride height, electric torque, low-slung battery, and RWD makes 'em crazy fun to drive around town, in ways that a muscle car or Miata is not. I wouldn't trade mine even for a LEAF (as long as my wife didn't hear about it), which is a perfectly fine car but considerably shorter on entertainment value.
Really, how the pure fun of be-bopping around town in this go-kart could be overlooked by both reviewers and Mitsu marketers has always puzzled me.
I'm sorry MMNA never gave the car a chance, especially after Mitsu corporate made such a huge investment in developing the NA version. It remains one of the enduring mysteries of the EV renaissance. All I can say from personal experience is that every single person in my acquaintance who was aware of the car learned about it from me. Strangers assume it's a 4-door Smart that they hadn't heard of, and are VERY surprised to learn it's a Mitsubishi BEV. All that speaks volumes about MMNA's lack of advertising and promotion.
As for this little gem:
Rasch added that the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid will launch later this year and arrive at dealers nationwide during the first quarter of 2018.
. . . is it just me, or did that reduce anyone else here to spasms of laughter as they fell off their chair? Yeah, fool me twice, shame on me - but who gets fooled ten times?