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Mitsubishi launch Outlander PHEV

By Kyle Lindsay
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 15:50

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GAME-CHANGER: New Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi have launched the all-new ‘game-changing’ Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV).

The SUV, which hits UK showrooms next month, qualifies for the government’s £5,000 Plug-in Car Grant (P-iCG) and emits just 44g/km – making it VED-free.

It is priced £28,249 after the grant, with two other variants – the GX4h and GX4hs – costing £32,899 and £34,999 respectively.

Paired with a 2.0litre petrol engine, official fuel economy is at 148mpg, with the vehicle enjoying a total range of 512miles.

On electric power only, the Outlander PHEV can travel up to 32.5miles, with three drive modes available – EV Drive, Series Hybrid and Parallel Hybrid.

“It will appeal to a wide cross section of private individual and business users, with its exciting combination of innovation, style and technology.”

Lance Bradley, Mitsubishi

Standard safety kit includes Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC), seven SRS airbags and Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) safety body.

The range-topping GX4hs comes with the advanced e-assist safety system: Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Mitigation and clever Adaptive Cruise Control technology.

It also has an Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS), which produces an audible warning sound to alert pedestrians when in EV mode.

This can be heard whenever the vehicle is in motion, up to a speed of 22mph.

Standard specification on the model includes 18inch alloy wheels, cruise control, dual-zone climate control, privacy glass, electric mirrors, leather multifunction steering wheel and Bluetooth.

GX4h adds kit including satellite navigation, reversing camera, DAB, leather seats, electric sunroof and heating timers, while the GX4hs benefits from lane departure warning and more.

Lance Bradley, Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, said: “It will appeal to a wide cross section of private individual and business users, with its exciting combination of innovation, style and technology.

“It truly is a car without compromise.”

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