It’s time for the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SUV to be reviewed in the Fully Charged Show.
Here is how Robert Llewellyn described the Outlander PHEV:
“A 500+ mile test drive in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle). A really pleasant car to drive, enormous inside, smooth, quiet and very comfortable and it costs the same as the diesel model. ”
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 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.