Mitsubishi is finding success with its Outlander PHEV in the UK. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has become the UK’s biggest-selling plug-in vehicle, accounting for 43% of Plug-in Car Grant applications during July.
The Outlander PHEV meets the high levels of criteria needed to qualify for the Government’s Plug-in Car Grant for ultra-low emission vehicles. Priced from £28,249 after the £5,000 grant, the Outlander PHEV costs much the same as the automatic Outlander GX3 diesel.
It also benefits from £0 Vehicle Excise Duty – which means no road tax has to be paid – and it’s congestion charge-free too. In addition, the Benefit in Kind (BIK) for company car drivers is just 5%, which is a virtual pay rise of thousands of pounds per year.
The Outlander PHEV boasts lots of other clever touches too. As well as the smartest hybrid technology on the market, an app is available which, among other things, enables owners to heat the car in the morning and charge it while they sleep.
What’s more, being a Mitsubishi, the comfort and safety of the car’s occupants is assured, with a five-star Euro-NCAP rating ensuring peace of mind for drivers and passengers alike.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the only 4×4 SUV to qualify for the Plug-in Car Grant. It is also the only plug-in hybrid on the market to be priced at the same level as the diesel equivalent, once the Plug-in Car Grant has been taken into account. This makes the Outlander PHEV a viable alternative to a conventionally powered vehicle.
The Outlander PHEV offers environmentally friendly, all –electric operation for everyday use and engine power for longer journeys. The vehicle’s unique combination of electric motors and a 2.0 petrol engine give it amazing flexibility in optimizing fuel efficiency and environmental performance whilst providing a cruising range of 512 miles.
On electric power only, the Outlander PHEV can travel up to 32.5 miles, enabling it to function entirely as an electric vehicle in most everyday situations – it more than covers the UK’s average daily commute of 25 miles.
The official fuel consumption figure for PHEV is 148mpg, based on industry standards set by European law. Unlike non-hybrid vehicles, it is hard to predict what MPG the vehicle will return in real life. A lot depends on journey length and speed – for instance, for the average daily commute of 25 miles most people will achieve much higher than 148mpg. For longer journeys at higher speeds it may achieve less than 148mpg.