UK prices for the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV - has been announced. Prices start at £28,249 (including the £5000 government grant for electric vehicles), which is identical to the equivalent diesel model.
This aggressive price strategy means the PHEV is the only plug-in hybrid on sale that doesn’t carry a premium price tag for its technology.
The other variants of the Outlander PHEV are the GX4h and the GX4hs, which are priced at £32,899 and £34,999 respectively. These include the same hybrid technology as the GX3h but with a higher specification.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine and a pair of 80bhp electric motors – one on each axle. providing economy and emissions of 148mpg and just 44g/km. On electric power only the PHEV can travel up to 32.5 miles.
The base model comes on 18” alloy wheels and includes cruise control, dual-zone climate control air conditioning, Bluetooth hands free, leather steering wheel with audio controls, privacy glass and electric folding/ heated mirrors with indicators as standard.
The more premium models will get you extras such as powered tailgate, wide –beam HID headlamps, DAB Radio, heated front seats, electric sunroof, reversing camera and sat-nav with a seven-inch touchscreen. The GX4hs adds adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and forward collision mitigation system.