O'Brien Mitsubishi, based in Normal, IL, is offering something way outside the norm: an absurdly low lease price – the cheapest we've ever seen – for on an electric vehicle.
AutoblogGreen reader Josh K. could hardly believe what he saw when driving by a rotating banner advertising the a Mitsubishi i-MiEV recently: $69 a month for 24 months. That compares with the official Mitsubishi lease program from last fall, which was $249 a month for three years.
Yes, it sounds too good to be true. So we called the dealership and had the lease offering confirmed. Salesman Scott Lovett explained that, starting January 1, the dealership began running a 24-month lease promotion for the Mitsubishi i ES that gives customers two options:
- $69 per month for two years, after which the car is returned. The customer has to pay tax, title and license up front, which Lovett estimated at about $2,100.
- $169 per month with no money down, and tax, title and license is rolled into the monthly payment. It's also a 24-month lease program.