Looks like an oversight on Mitsubishi's part to not offer this. Every car sold in Winnipeg comes with one (though most add it as an "option" and charge an extra $200 or so). I once spent a long time looking for the plug on a car I bought in the States - not realizing that it wasn't something standard on every car!
Originally Posted by MetroMPG
When it gets really cold, a block heater is essential to get the car running. At -40, nothing starts, the oil is thick and the battery is weak. With a block heater the car will start, warm up faster, and it is easier on the engine, I am told, and it saves fuel as the engine wastes a bunch when it is cold (you can smell it in the frosty air most mornings around here).
Should be a simple thing to retrofit, though. I'd be interested in knowing which works best/is easy to install (I once used a dipstick heater which worked ok but was a huge hassle).
View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE 1.2 manual: 45.0 mpg (US) ... 19.1 km/L ... 5.2 L/100 km ... 54.1 mpg (Imp)