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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Hybrid arrives in the UK

1 Apr , 2014  

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This is the new plug-in hybrid version of Mitsubishi’s Outlander SUV – the PHEV – which is on sale now.

Qualifying for the government’s £5,000 plug in electric grant the Outlander may not be the most exciting car in the world, but it has so much going for it.

With the grant the spacious SUV will cost £28,249 while emitting a tiny 44g/km of CO2, meaning no vehicle tax.

The electric motors will cover 32.5miles before the 2.0 litre petrol needs to kick in and pull the five-seater along to 512 miles before running dry.

Astonishingly the Japanese marque claim a whopping 128 mpg for the Outlander PHEV, or 148 mpg on motorways.

The two electric motors, one running the front wheels and the other the rears, both produce 80 bhp and 101 lb ft and 143 lb ft of torque respectively.

Behind, the Outlander boasts a spacious 463litre boot, the batteries for the electric motor are stored under the floor, meaning they don’t eat into interior space.

Inside it’s the standard Outlander spec. The basic PHEV GX3h comes with 18” alloy wheels, cruise control, dual-zone climate control air conditioning, privacy glass, electric folding/heated mirrors with indicators, leather steering wheel, steering wheel audio controls and bluetooth hands-free.

The GX4h, priced at £32,899, adds, sat-nav with HD seven-inch touchscreen, wide-beam HID headlamps, heated front seats/power driver’s seat, reversing camera, leather seats, DAB radio, electric sunroof, power tailgate and timers to control heating/cooling and charge times.

Another £2,100 will get you the top-of-the-range GX4hs, adding adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation system and lane departure warning.

On sale now, the first customers will receive their cars next month.

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